• Frequently Asked

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


Can we purchase photos/video of our experiences?

We encourage you to bring your own filming equipment to catch the action. There are Go-pro mounts on some of our race helmets for the Raceline Karting. The Monster 4X4 Thrill Ride has a mount on the truck.

Is there food available at Off Road NZ?

We have a selection of ice creams, snacks and drinks available. For large pre-booked groups, we have the option of organising catering for either lunch or dinner at our Native Bush Camp catering venue.

Can I purchase a gift voucher?

Yes, we have vouchers available for all of our individual products and packages – click here or phone us on 07 332 5748 to order.

Will I get dirty at Off Road NZ?

Off Road NZ will provide all wet weather protection to help keep you clean.

How do I get to Off Road NZ?

Off Road NZ is located 20 minutes north of Rotorua, heading towards Hamilton/Auckland, just off SH5. Follow the signs. View on Google maps.

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 / wear to Off Road NZ?

All wet weather & protective gear is provided for you by Off Road NZ. All you need to bring is your camera or Go-pro to catch all the action. Dress for the great outdoors with covered in shoes, a jacket and a hat. Your child’s car/booster seat on our 4WD Bush Safari and a big sense of adventure paired with a can-do attitude.

Are there any restrictions on activities?

Raceline Karting requires participants be 14 years or older and a minimum height of 1.4 meters tall.

The Monster 4X4 Thrill Ride requires all passengers be a minimum height of 1.2 meters tall.

Do I need to show my driver’s license?

For drivers on our 4WD Bush Safari, a valid driver’s license is to be seen at reception. The rules are the same as on the road i.e a learner must be accompanied by a full license driver. Guests from other countries will also need to provide a license from their country of origin.

No license is required for any of our other activities.

Do I need to book my activity in advance?

Bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment. You can do this online through the Book Now button above, or over the phone at 07 332 5748.

If I am a passenger on the 4WD Bush Safari do I still pay?

Yes, the cost is per person, based on 2 to 4 guests in the vehicle. Being the passenger can be just as thrilling and challenging as being the driver and makes for a fantastic experience when the driving is shared.

Can I drive the Monster 4X4 Thrill Ride?

No, our guides are specifically trained to drive the custom built Monster 4X4 Truck. It’s not as easy as they make it look!

How many laps do I get during the Raceline Karting experience?

This experience is based on time on track, the amount of laps will depend on your driving skill and speed. Come, show us your skill!

Are there family friendly activities at Off Road NZ?

Yes, all our activities make for a great family time out. (see restrictions)

Join the Adventure

  • 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

  • Desperate for a day out, this was a perfect family afternoon activity. Conquered the self drive track then thrilled on the monster 4x4 ride. We are still talking about it and recommending it to everyone!

    Mike H

  • 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 doesn't love an epic family adventure, especia Who doesn't love an epic family adventure, especially when they are FREE!?! Our  #4wdbushsafari features many tight twisting turns, deep muddy holes, steep climbs and thrilling descents ~ bonus points if you spot the hidden surprises along the way 😆
Now is the chance for you and the kids to embrace the last couple weeks of school holidays, get crafty and show us what your version of a Jimny looks like! New thrills await: https://offroadnz.co.nz/build-a-jimny-competition/
Get busy with the kids this weekend, collect all t Get busy with the kids this weekend, collect all the loose parts around the house; its time to build a Jimny for the chance to win a #4wdbushsafari for the family! 
Check out the link for all the details you need: https://offroadnz.co.nz/build-a-jimny-competition/
Competition time! In need of a fun activity for t Competition time! 
In need of a fun activity for the kids this school holidays?? We have got the perfect thing for you! 
It's time to build your very own 4WD Jimny and go in the draw to win one of our #4wdbushsafari experiences for 2 adults and 2 children!! 
Get creative, think outside the box, repurposed some recycled materials and go nuts! 
Check out the info here: https://offroadnz.co.nz/build-a-jimny-competition/
Team Electrolux and plenty of ☀️keeping our #r Team Electrolux and plenty of ☀️keeping our #racelinekarting race suits clean and fresh for each visitor. 64 wash cycles in the last 7 days - epic! 😆 
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Refreshed and ready to go, our team are straight b Refreshed and ready to go, our team are straight back into all the action! 🤗 
Have you spotted our super cool new race suits?? The competitors from #crankworxrotorua tried them out for us in November. 
Come and let us know what you think! 😝