• Safety

Safety, Risks & Hazards

Our off road activities take place in or near native New Zealand forest and farmland at the top of the Mamaku plateau.

We require all guests to be open and honest about any medical, physical, and psychological conditions that may affect their ability to complete activities safely and enjoyably. All guests are required to read and sign a Risk Disclosure form prior to taking part in any Off Road NZ activity.

We do our best to minimise as many risks as possible through robust induction and training processes, hazard identification, vehicle daily checks and continual maintenance and repair programmes.

Guests need to be aware that there are elements of risk that are beyond our foresight and control.

These risks may include but are not limited to:

  • Vehicle collisions
  • Breakages or component failure on vehicles or infrastructure
  • Exposure-related issues due to weather conditions
  • Slips, trips and falls from equipment or uneven terrain
  • Falling trees or branches
  • Staff negligence
  • Other people including other guests, staff and contractors
  • Water hazards including ponds, ditches and water features
  • Other natural or environmental hazards including, sun, wind, lightning, earth quake and fire


Safety Measures in place

To mitigate the potential risks, we have safety measures in place including:

  • Providing sector-standard safety equipment.
  • Setting minimum age, height or licencing requirements to ensure you have the required skill, strength and maturity or experience to safely participate in each activity.
  • Providing safety briefings and coaching for you.
  • Providing you with wet weather gear to protect you on days or activities that need it.
  • Induction and training for all our staff to ensure that they have the skills and knowledge to safely guide or drive you on activities.
  • Continual equipment and course inspections that are equal to, or above industry standards.
  • Continual improvements to safety, delivery, equipment and processes.


  • Cracking drive! Excellent staff! Awesome for a wet weather day! Totally recommend The 4x4 Suzuki’s were warm! Clean and dry! Well worth it! Really enjoyed our time there!

    Deaghan S

  • The go-kart race was the obvious highlight for the majority of our group. The 4WD safari was a great way for our newly formed team to bond with someone new. All the staff were patient, informative, and extremely accommodating. Special thanks to the team for going above and beyond with the awards ceremony, driving to get our food, cleaning up after us etc - they made it so easy, thank you! The campfire/conference space was perfect for what we needed. A colleague commented how nice it was to have a "conference" outside of a conventional board room and in a remote, relaxed environment that fostered team bonding.

    Lousia D

  • My partner and I did the Off Road monster truck ride, OMG! Best thing we did during our stay here. Highly recommend :)

    Amy S

  • My partner and I visited Off Road NZ during our stay in Rotorua, and it’s definitely one of the best activities we did! For anyone who wants something a bit different, this is definitely a must.

    Georgia M
    Wellington, NZ

  • The 4WD bush safari was absolutely worth it. Our guide had the quintessential kiwi 'she'll be right' attitude and kept us engaged and informed the whole way - could not have asked for more.

    Damian B


Who else is pumped for more wet weather? πŸ‘€πŸŒ§οΈ 

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Hold on tight for 360Β° spins, epic obstacles, and race along forest tracks on our Monster 4X4 Thrill Ride πŸ™Œ This is the ultimate off-road adventure you NEED to experience!

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Suiting up for some high speed thrills! 🀭🏁

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Reminiscing on summer β˜€οΈπŸ‘’ 

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Our Amazing Mechanic/Guide Sloan has put in the sweat, the grind, and the heart, and now it's time to shine as he competes in his first Body Building Competition today!! 

Let's flood him with all the luck and support we can muster, you've got this Sloan πŸ’ͺπŸ†

 #bodybuilding #HardMahi #1stplace

Rob D has broken his own record as the most senior participant to enjoy Raceline Karting here at Off Road NZ, previously conquering this track at the age of 87 and now at the age of 94.9!!!😎 

He shared the track with his son, grandson and flagged over the finish line by his soon to be first great grand child!

Rob, you are a legendπŸ† 

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