Off Road 4X4 Tours

Leave the highway and take to the back roads, to discover a world you never knew existed.

A family owned and operated business with years of local knowledge, Off Road 4×4 guides can navigate the long-forgotten adventure trails to Queenstown's hidden gems. 

See old gold rush settlements and stunning scenery made famous by The Lord Of The Rings. Hear the fascinating stories that bring the films – and the area's rich history – back to life.

Whether you are an avid Lord Of The Rings fan, history buff, wine connoisseur or just a lover of beautiful scenery, Off Road 4X4 has a tour to suit you.

Glenorchy Discovery of the Rings Tour

The tar-sealed road clings to the lakeshore for 45 fleet-footed kilometers to allow 4WDs to find the gateway to deepest Lord Of The Rings country. The glacial lakes, ancient forests and neck-stretching peaks of the film trilogy are your domain for a day in the minds and vision of Jackson and Tolkien alike bringing Lord Of The Rings to life against a dramatic Queenstown backdrop.

Highlights include:

  • Lord Of The Rings film locations – Isengard, Lothorien forests, Itilien Camp, Amon Hen, and Misty Mountains
  • The HobbitWolverine & Narnia film locations
  • Paradise, Dart and Rees Rivers
  • glacier-carved lakes & valleys
  • stunning New Zealand back country adventure
  • picnic lunch and on-site multimedia presentations

Explorer Quad Tour

As the home of New Zealand’s best off-road riding let our motorcycle and quad bike champions treat you to the ride of your life on a tailor-made tour for families, beginner and experienced riders.

With a one-hour ride time, our Explorer tour offers a great introduction to 11,000 scenic acres, stretching from the Kawarau River up into the Nevis mountain range. Trails are selected to suit your skill level, while small groups give everyone a challenging and exciting ride.

Our quads are sport bikes from children's 50cc up to LTZ 250cc with the option to upgrade to our 400cc model (+$50). Fun in the sun, awesome in the wet (with full wet-weather gear provided).

High Country Trail Ride

With exclusive access to more than 11,000 stunning acres, our High Country Trail Ride offers an exhilarating experience across a wide range of terrain with spectacular views.

Enjoy a large training area, hill climbs, creek crossings across dirt bike tracks running from the Kawarau River up into the mountains of the Kawarau Gorge.

No motorcycle license is required but you must be competent on a motorcycle to take part.

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