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Off-Road 4WD Buggy Adventure from Rotorua provided by Adventure Playground

Off-Road 4WD Buggy Adventure from Rotorua

Off-Road 4WD Buggy Adventure from Rotorua
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Enjoy a spectacular tour with our experienced guides and learn about the history of our Spirit Mountain, Mount Ngongotaha.  Our guides are passionate about the environment, Rotorua and Maori history, culture & legends associated with the mountain.  Your tour takes you over 100 year old forestry trails through the spectacular New Zealand native bush.  The tour takes approximately 1 hour with the highlight being able to reach the highest lookout in Rotorua with spectacular views over Lake Rotorua.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 19829P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 4WD buggy driven by your guide
  • Use of helmets
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • 451 Ngongotaha Road, Ngongotahā, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand We are located approximately 10 minutes drive from Rotorua City Centre area. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your booking time
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of five passengers per buggy
  • Half-hour buggy ride: suitable for children over the age of 2 (child seats can be fitted into the buggies - please confirm at the time of booking)
  • 1-hour buggy ride: suitable for older children who do not require a child seat
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • 4WD buggy driven by your guide
  • Use of helmets
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 451 Ngongotaha Road, Ngongotahā, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand We are located approximately 10 minutes drive from Rotorua City Centre area. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your booking time
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of five passengers per buggy
  • Half-hour buggy ride: suitable for children over the age of 2 (child seats can be fitted into the buggies - please confirm at the time of booking)
  • 1-hour buggy ride: suitable for older children who do not require a child seat
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    451 Ngongotaha Road
    451 Ngongotaha Road, Ngongotahā, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
    We are located approximately 10 minutes drive from Rotorua City Centre area. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your booking time
    See address & details
  • 1
    Lake Rotorua
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Adventure Playground
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Lake Rotorua
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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401shellya
Auckland Central, New Zealand14 contributions
4WD Off Road Adventure
Apr 2021 • Family
We did the family 4WD off road adventure, beautiful experience with kids. Esther you are awesome!!!! Service was great and your one of the best tour guides I have come across, you made the 4WD off road fun and enjoyable and was a lovely experience, lovely scenery and views !! Thank You !
Written 7 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

katrina_jonkers
Hamilton, New Zealand13 contributions
Awesome day!
Jul 2020 • Family
What a great day! We are a family of 5 (kids aged 8, 11 and 13) so couldn’t do the self drive, but this was even better. Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable and extremely patient with the continuous questioning of our 8 year old. The weather was overcast and drizzly, which was perfect for this trip. The track was nice and muddy with lots of dips, puddles, mud, slipping, and sliding. It was tons of fun for the adults and kids. One of our sons rated it 11/10, and another one wanted to go again. Awesome!
Written 15 July 2020
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Adventure2710
Hi Thank you so much for visiting us last school holidays. We hope you come back again on a sunny day next time ! 11/10 is the best feedback ever ! Thanks to your boys ! From the Team at Adventure Playground
Written 26 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Annie
2 contributions
100% do it again!!
Jul 2020 • Family
I did this yesterday with my 5 year old. It was absolutely amazing. Zac our driver was so lovely and kind with my very active and excited little girl. He also explained the history of the area and tracks. It was simply amazing. Thank you guys so much. We also did the pony ride and that was equally amazing, everything was explained to my daughter to make her feel at ease and confident on the horse.
Written 9 July 2020
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Adventure2710
Hi Guys Many thanks for coming to see us for your4WD adventure. We are so glad your little girl enjoyed her ride so much and her pony ride ! This is always popular with little kids. We trust you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Rotorua and hope to see you again one day. From the Team at Adventure Playground
Written 25 July 2020
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Donald H
1 contribution
4 WD buggy adventure
Feb 2020
Fun ride through area around close to Rotorua. We went through areas with cattle and into the forest. Also stopped at various points to look at the views including a great view of Lake Rotorua. Esther our guide was very friendly and informative. It was a highlight of our tour talking to her.
Written 5 March 2020
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Hi Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad your guide kept you informed and you enjoyed your buggy tour. We trust you enjoyed the rest of your visit to Rotorua. Thanks from the Team at Adventure Playground
Written 12 March 2020
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PeterRUk
Corsham, UK76 contributions
Great trip, something a little different.
Super trip into the hills and rainforest with Esther as our guide. Highly informative. Really interesting. Recommended.
Written 21 February 2020
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Adventure2710
Hi Thanks for the recommendation after your guided buggy tour recently. Hope you had a safe onward journey and enjoyed the rest of your visit to New Zealand. Thanks from the team at Adventure Playground
Written 8 March 2020
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MAB47
Pascoe Vale, Australia15 contributions
Fun activity
Feb 2020 • Couples
Not quite what I expected, but fun nonetheless, bouncing around the dusty tracks. Magnificent view of Lake Rotorua from the hill. The native forest was beautiful. Good information from our driver, Esther.
Written 6 February 2020
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Adventure2710
Hi there Our apologies about the dusty tracks due to the lack of rain but glad you enjoyed your buggy tour particularly the native forest. We trust you enjoyed the visit of your stay in Rotorua. Thank you from the Team at Adventure Playground
Written 19 February 2020
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Damian F
Gosford, Australia3 contributions
Awesome fun
Jan 2020 • Family
Lots of fun. Our driver (and guide) was great and really added to the experience. The trail itself was great starting in farmland then going into the Bush. Great scenery. Highly recommended!
Written 4 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for the review especially your highly recommended comment. We really appreciate you taking time to place your review. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Rotorua Thanks from the Team at Adventure Playground
Written 16 January 2020
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Andrew C
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
Great, fun outing
We did the 4x4 tour with Maud. It was fun and the track kept it exciting all the way around. My 7 year old rode up front with Maud and talked her ear off the whole way around because he was having such a great time.
Written 2 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HI Thanks for your feedback after your self drive buggy tour. I think your guided enjoyed your 7 year olds company too and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Rotorua. Thank you from the Team at Adventure Playground
Written 10 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Linhosk
11 contributions
Adventure Buggy!
Nov 2019 • Couples
The Buggy adventure was awesome!! An hour went to quick, the views were breathtaking and our host Esther was awesome. The course for someone in experienced would be tricky so glad we didnt go with the self drive option. We Definitely would be back again this time with the kids. Worth the money.
Written 16 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi There Thanks for your review and we look forward to seeing you with the rest of your family in the near future ! From the Team at Adventure Playground
Written 6 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Melissa R
Adelaide, Australia22 contributions
Loads of fun
Oct 2019
We had a great time. Ihaia was our guide/driver and was fantastic. Lots of fun & learnt a lot too. Recommended.
Written 25 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Thanks for your review glad you had such a fantastic time recently. Thanks from the Team at Adventure Playground
Written 29 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Kelsheray
Kelsheray
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Krissy is the reason I will go back but the young blonde lady can go ******
Krissy was our guide today and it was absolutely fantastic, she was sooo genuine and soo lovely! I loved her. I w
S1772BBpaulb
S1772BBpaulb
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Fantastic day trip
Took my 7 year old granddaughter. She went on two horse lead trips and we both went on the half hour buggy ride. W
Steve O
Steve O
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Awesome
Did the shooting today great staff great experience well worth a visit to see what these guys can do. Fantastic tim
Whangarei1964
Whangarei1964
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Amazing time and a wealth of experienced staff to help and guide you through what ever event you choose to have a go on
I did the clay bird shooting, was fun and exciting with a great tour guide to tutor us on safety first. I will be
DaifAlllah
DaifAlllah
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You must try this
You must try this, awesome experience. Now we have a family agreement to come here every time we visit Rotorua.
narsi2021
narsi2021
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Superb
It’s our first time doing clay shooting. Amazing staff: they really are very patient, friendly and really good in t
Fsiafausa
Fsiafausa
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AMAZING STAFF
So we basically had a problem and it was solved instantly. Thank you so much Esther for your help today. When we ha
OptomAbroad
OptomAbroad
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Great Clay Pigeon shooting
Great facility for clay pigeon shooting. Ihia was a great instructor, very patient and helpful. You’ll want to shoo
Whaea_Chrissie
Whaea_Chrissie
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From Kaitao Intermediate, we say thank you.
From the moment we arrived the customer service was outstanding. Very efficient and well organised especially as I
M1ch3
M1ch3
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So much fun with the 4x4 off road drive and clay shooting. Staff are awesome.
Did the 4x4 drive and clay shooting. It was so much fun - up and down the farm with great views, going through the
sililol
sililol
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July fun time in the sun
awesome day out thanks to the host Erykha for making it happen! me and my fiancée had a blast shooting the clay pid
misstamihana
misstamihana
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INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE with AMAZING SERVICE!!!
The young lady at the front desk who returned my 3 missed calls (coz I was uncertain about whether or not I could m
jans760
jans760
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100% AWESOME ADVENTURE.
We loved the whole experience. So much fun and a great way to see Rotorua from an amazing advantage point. Our 2
250camerond
250camerond
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Ihaia made the lads weekend memorable!
Big thanks to Ihaia for making the lads weekend exceptional, we all had a blast and can't wait to be back, absolute
jilmac2018
jilmac2018
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Rude staff - NOT RECOMMENDED!
Our guide (red-haired female staff) was really lovely, pleasant and helpful. Very opposite to her was the blond fem
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