ADVENTURE

Tunnelling into Taranaki’s Hidden Treasure

It was Kevin Isemonger’s suggestion that started it. I was collecting the new Defender from Landrover to explore the Forgotten World Highway, on the way to the Taranaki Best Pairs Trials, when Kevin, who was there discussing the 2020 Car of the Year, the 1953 series 1 Landrover “Oxford”...

Maniototo, Day 5 – When History gets Personal

I was told to stand in the middle of the Ranfurly Motor Camp and turn through 360degrees. “See all those Peaks and Ranges” said Greg Carroll from the Otago Recreational 4WD Group, “well we are going to get you to the top of all of them by the end of the week!” And they did!!! The third...

OR4Gs Maniototo Muster – Ida Valley

I was told to stand in the middle of the Ranfurly Motor Camp and turn through 360degrees. “See all those Peaks and Ranges,” said Greg Carroll from the Otago Recreational 4WD Group, “well we are going to get you to the top of all of them by the end of the week!” And they did!!! The third...

Lake Ohau and the Hopkins River

It’s a real 2 for the price of one deal. Some of the most stunning camping spots in the country, most of them freedom camping for self-contained vehicles, and then some true South Island off-roading up to the end of Lake Ohau Road, and onto the Hopkins River Track. We’ve had a go at both...

OR4Gs Maniototo Muster – Mount Pisgah

I was told to stand in the middle of the Ranfurly Motor Camp and turn through 360degrees. “See all those Peaks and Ranges,” said Greg Carroll from the Otago Recreational 4WD Group, “well we are going to get you to the top of all of them by the end of the week!” And they did!!! The third...

OR4G’s Maniototo Muster – Rock and Pillar Range

I was told to stand in the middle of the Ranfurly Motor Camp and turn through 360degrees. “See all those Peaks and Ranges,” said Greg Carroll from the Otago Recreational 4WD Group, “well we are going to get you to the top of all of them by the end of the week!” And they did. The third...

Manawatu 4WD Club 2020 Charity Safari (Part 2)

Waitotara Valley Safari (Part 2) The weekend following the trials doubleheader near Ohingaiti, the Manawatu 4WD Club hosted the 2020 Charity Safari at Ngamatapouri, in the Waitotara Valley, at the end of the countries longest NO EXIT Road. In stark contrast to last year’s first running of...

Manawatu 4WD Club 2020 Charity Safari

Waitotara Valley Safari The weekend following the trials doubleheader near Ohingaiti, the Manawatu 4WD Club hosted the 2020 Charity Safari at Ngamatapouri, in the Waitotara Valley, at the end of the countries longest NO EXIT Road. In stark contrast to last year’s first running of the...

Leatham Forest to Greigs Hut (Branch Road)

Rumour has it that when it was built, DOCs hut budget for the year was exhausted. But there was plenty left in the fencing budget, so Greigs Hut, in the Leatham Conservation Park was built out of round posts and strainers. It certainly looks like it! The Mid Canterbury Club had travelled...

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