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Off-Road 4WD Buggy Adventure from Rotorua

  • 30-minute or 1-hour 4WD adventure
  • See Lake Rotorua from above
  • Go off-road in a buggy with a driver-guide
Off-Road 4WD Buggy Adventure from Rotorua
From USD 39.65
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Cultural guided 4WD buggy tour taking you on a spiritual journey through native bush stopping on 100 year old warrior trails.
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4WD Buggy Half Hour Tour
4WD buggies are a great option to include in your day at Adventure Playground. You will be driven by our guides through working farmland taking in spectacular views over Lake Rotorua.
USD 39.65
Ride along dirt tracks and trails on a 30-minute or 1-hour 4WD adventure in Rotorua, and experience New Zealand off-roading. You’ll explore rolling farmland and scenic native forests with an professional guide who will drive you to a viewpoint overlooking Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island. This small-group 4WD tour is limited to five participants per buggy.
What to Expect
Choose a 30-minute or 1-hour 4WD buggy tour upon booking, then make your way to the 4WD home base for a 10am departure (the 4WD base is roughly 10 minutes by car from downtown Rotorua, and you’ll receive the address upon booking). Check in for your tour and meet your 4WD guide, who will help you get fitted with a safety helmet. 

Climb into your 4WD buggy and hit the trail: your guide will steer you along rugged trails and off-road terrain on your way to a scenic overlook. You’ll be passing through native New Zealand forest which is home to many silver ferns, an important symbol of the country, along with diverse birds and wildlife. Take advantage of this small-group tour to ask plenty of questions, as your guide is a knowledgeable local, and passionate about the Rotorua environment. Hop out of the buggy to enjoy the views and take photos, then hold on for the ride back to the 4WD home base, where this tour concludes.
Reviews (12)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 12 July 2018
awsome day out

I also went riding and both activities were awesome !! My guide for the 4x4 buggy was Jordyn, and he has some amazing photographic skills! The staff were friendly,helpful and just great to be around.

Thank IreneK2090
Adventure2710, Manager at Adventure Playground, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Thanks for your feedback and hope you have some great photo memories after your 4x4 buggy tour recently ! Thank you from the Team at Adventure Playground

Reviewed 24 April 2018
Don't Waste Your Time Going to Adventure Playground

I have to say this 4WD buggy deal was a bad experience and not good value for money. We did the one hour experience, seems the guide was hungover and not very professional by the time they mucked around training us with the buggies and...More

Thank rhubarbknight
Adventure2710, Manager at Adventure Playground, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Hi We were shocked to read your review with regards to your visit to us recently. We are not sure what "deal" you are referring to as we only offer deals to groups of people over 10 and don't seem to have had any large...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Beautiful for those who don’t mind dust!

The buggies are driven by experienced drivers who navigate the bumps and narrow tracks with ease. We stopped at several beautiful locations to look over Lake Rotorua and view the stunning forestry. We loved the trip and the views and we were treated to stories...More

Thank LaurenLiz00
Adventure2710, Manager at Adventure Playground, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Hi There Thanks so much for taking time to review your trip and apologies for the dust. We are glad you enjoyed the views, the cultural aspect of your tour and hope one day you come back for more fun at Adventure Playground ! Thank...More

Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile
Will do again!

Our family of 4 booked the 1 hour 4wd buggy tour..what a fantastic way to spend an hour..our driver Zach was awesome (and took amazing photos)..thanks guys..we will be back!

Thank Passport607932
Adventure2710, Manager at Adventure Playground, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Hi Many thanks for your feedback ! Glad you had such a great time. See you again soon ! From the Team at Adventure Playground

Reviewed 28 January 2018

Our local tour guide, Ihaia, showcased Mount Ngongotaha with his retell of Maori legends & cultural experiences. It was a spectacular tour as Ihaia went the EXTRA MILE with his superb camera techniques which we can take home forever to cherish our experience and the...More

Thank Michelle S
Adventure2710, Manager at Adventure Playground, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hi We just wanted to thank you for your fantastic feedback after your recent visit with your parents. We are glad your knowledge of local Maori history was explained so well by your guide ! Many thanks and we hope to see you again sometime....More

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