FAQ

A trip to Off Road NZ in Rotorua is a fun way to spend your day. Our frequently asked questions will help you to plan your Rotorua adventure and have a fantastic experience!

How do I get to Off Road NZ?
Off Road NZ is located 20 minutes north of Rotorua, off SH5, heading towards Hamilton / Auckland. Just follow the signs.

Does Off Road NZ have a shuttle?
Yes, a complimentary shuttle is available from Rotorua City to our Rotorua activity centre, for those without transportation. Bookings are essential and subject to availability. Click here for more information on Off Road NZ’s shuttle service.

What are Off Road NZ’s opening hours?
Off Road NZ is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 9.00am to 5.00pm. We will operate after 5.00pm by prior arrangement.

What do I bring to Off Road NZ?
Off Road NZ provides all wet whether and safety equipment for our Rotorua 4WD Bush Safari and Monster 4X4 Thrill Ride as well as race suits, full face helmet, gloves and balaclavas for the Raceline Karting experience. All you need to bring is sun protection for the summer, your camera to catch the action, a big sense of adventure and a ‘can do’ attitude. For more information on what to bring to Off Road NZ, click here.

What do I wear to Off Road NZ?
Dress for the great outdoors, with covered shoes, a jacket and a hat.

Are there any age / height restrictions?
The following height restrictions apply:
Monster 4X4 Thrill Ride = 1.2 metres or taller
Raceline Karting = 14 years or older and 1.4 metres or taller

Do I need to show my drivers licence?
No, but you do need to sign a health and safety declaration confirming you have a current drivers licence in your country of origin if you are the driver on a 4WD Bush Safari. No Licence required for any of our other products. 

Is a restricted / learner licence ok for the 4WD Bush Safari?
Yes, the same rules apply as the road - i.e. a guest with a learner licence must drive with a passenger who has held their full licence for two years or more.

Do I need an international driver’s licence for the 4WD Bush Safari?
No, but you do need to sign a waiver confirming you have a current drivers licence in your country of origin.

Do I have to book my activity at Off Road NZ?
Bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment. Click here to book your Off Road NZ adventure online!

If I am a passenger only on the Rotorua 4WD Bush Safari, do I still pay?
Yes, the cost is a per person cost. Being the passenger can be just as thrilling and challenging as being the driver.

Can I drive the Monster 4X4?
No, our guides are specifically trained to drive the Monster 4X4. It's not as easy as they make it look!

How many laps do I get during the Raceline Karting Experience?
The amount of laps you do will depend on your driving skill and speed! Come and show us your stuff!

Are the activities at Off Road NZ which are suitable for children?
Yes. All you need to provide are child constraints (if required) for the 4WD Bush Safari. Children must meet the above height and age restrictions for each experience.

Will I get dirty at Off Road NZ?
Off Road NZ provides all wet weather protection to keep you clean.

What if it rains?
Off Road NZ is open WET or FINE and we provide all wet weather protection to keep you dry and clean.

Do you sell gift vouchers?
Yes. Click here to order a gift voucher from Off Road NZ.

Does Off Road NZ have a café?
No, but we do have ice creams, snacks and drinks available.

Is there a discount for groups?
No, but you can contact us for a tailor-made programme for your group. You’ll find more information about Off Road NZ’s corporate events and group bookings here.

NEW MONSTER 4X4 TRACK

Power through native bush on the 4X4 Monster Thrill Ride!

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