A wonderful by-product of New Zealand’s agricultural heritage is our comprehensive network of back-country roads and tracks.

Some off-road driving tracks are gravel, some are dirt and others are not much more than a sheep trail up the hillside.

Off-roading in New Zealand could be anything from a chauffeur-driven safari in a luxury Land Rover to a self-drive scoot around the forest on a quad bike. Experiences vary enormously according to where you are in the country. In Northland you can traverse colossal sand dunes on Ninety Mile Beach; Waikato four-wheel-driving could be a blast in a rally car or a quad bike farm tour; Marlborough might see you chasing the good life on a high country sheep station; and Canterbury could mean an alpine adventure in the foothills of the Southern Alps.
So buckle up, start your engine and hold on tight, the scenic wilderness is waiting.

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