4WD Bush Safari in Rotorua
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
  • Duration
    1 hr
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Push the pedal to the metal and let the good times roll on this 4X4 bush safari!

With new challenges around every corner, this isn’t your average bush safari – in fact, taking your eyes off the wheel can land you in deep water – door height to be exact. Explore one of North Island’s wildest off-roading routes on this rugged and remote 4WD adventure through the native NZ forest. A journey full of unknowns, buckle up and brace yourself – things are about to get wild…

This activity takes place in 100 acres of private woodland near Rotorua. a beautiful NZ native bush-clad property on the Mamaku Plateau, just 20 minutes north of Rotorua City (shuttle service available). The rugged, formerly volcanic landscape offers diverse terrain for self-drive 4WD.

Meet the team at the activity based outside Rotorua City for this 4WD bush safari. A fun and exciting adventure for groups of friends and families alike – anyone with a driving licence can have a go, with passengers free to buckle up and enjoy the ride! You don’t have to be an off-roading expert either, with your professional guide up ahead giving you instructions via an intercom – receive support and guidance as you ride. The terrain is like nothing you’ve encountered before and the challenges come thick and fast! Traverse unbelievably steep climbs and descents, tight, twisting bends; deep, muddy holes as the 4WD rocks and pitches. The highlight of the trip -  a six-metre-high controlled slide down a near-vertical 80-degree slope. Adrenaline pumping, try not to look down – and don’t forget to hold on tight, follow instructions and take a leap of faith! A 1-hour adventure with a range of twists and turns to suit all abilities, make it safely back to base camp in time for one last photo – a return shuttle service will be waiting to take guests back to Rotorua.

Operating throughout the year, this activity uses a fleet of Suzuki Jimmy’s. In your Suzuki Jimmy you will traverse unbelievably steep climbs and descents; attempt tight, twisting bends and slide into deep, muddy holes! Learner’s permits permitted when accompanied by a full licence holder.

minimum 5 y/o
Cancellation policy: 
moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund

3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made
Activity requirements

A guest with a learner licence must drive with a passenger who has held their full licence for two years or more.

Passengers must be accompanied by a fee-paying driver

Special terms

*Return shuttle service from Rotorua City only

  • 4WD Guide & Rental
  • Protection & Overalls
  • Shuttle Service
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Comfortable Clothing
  • Closed Toe Shoes
  • Driving Licence
Meeting point
193 Amoore Rd, Mamaku 3072, New Zealand Get directions
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