ADVENTURE

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...

Discovering Beebys Hut (with a VIP Crocodile)

From a short private farm crossing to a reasonably steep bush section, climbing up through SI tussock, and finally following a long sloping ridgeline to Beebys Hut, this little track is an entertaining and scenic way to spend a morning four-wheeling. Written by John, Pics by Dena Just...

Raglan Safari, Day 2: Murray Taylor

Day 2 of the 2019 Kawhia Safari and we rejoin Murray Taylor, and just under 80 adventurers as they head South from Kawhia Village, up the Hauturu Valley, before returning cross country alongside the inner reaches of Kawhia Harbour. Sunday started bright and sunny, and with Saturday’s...

Ashburton 4WD Park

ASHBURTON 4WD PARK – A NEW PLACE TO PLAY! It started as a plan by Environment Canterbury to close off a section of the Ashburton – Hakatere River to everyone, walkers, cyclists, and 4x4s – from October to January every year to protect the Black-Billed Gull breeding population. Among other...

Raglan Safari, Day 1: Murray Taylor

It’s one of the countries enduring 4WD Safaris. The Te Awamutu Rotary Clubs 2019 Safari returned to the Waikato West Coast for some familiar Off-Roading, and some all new, never seen before, changes. Murray Taylor returned to the event and sent us through his experiences, and photos from...

What’s Ahead For The Motu School East Cape Safari?

School headmaster Paul Cornwall has recently hinted major changes may be afoot. Murray Taylor has been on most of these events, and reports on what could be the last of the big “camp and pack” Motu adventures. The Motu School has run its iconic East Cape Safari 11 times in 22 years, so...