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Off-Road 4WD Buggy Adventure from Rotorua

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    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 1167 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3007, New Zealand

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Our white Toyota Hiace van will wait in the Bus lane outside the iSite Building in the centre of Rotorua
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Duration
    1h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 4WD buggy driven by your guide
    • Use of helmets
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    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!
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    Response from Adventure2710, Manager at Off-Road 4WD Buggy Adventure from Rotorua
    Responded 1 week ago
    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
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    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.
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    Response from Adventure2710, Manager at Off-Road 4WD Buggy Adventure from Rotorua
    Responded 1 week ago
    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
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    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.
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    Response from Adventure2710, Manager at Off-Road 4WD Buggy Adventure from Rotorua
    Responded 5 Dec 2019
    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
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    We had a great time. Ihaia was our guide/driver and was fantastic. Lots of fun & learnt a lot too. Recommended.
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    Response from Adventure2710, Manager at Off-Road 4WD Buggy Adventure from Rotorua
    Responded 28 Nov 2019
    Hi Thanks for your review glad you had such a fantastic time recently. Thanks from the Team at Adventure Playground
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    We had an amazing time on this tour. This was hands down one of our favorite activities during our 2 week vacation in New Zealand. It was just the 2 of us with Esther, our guide, which made it really enjoyable. She was very knowledgeable and a great driver, and we had a blast
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    Response from Adventure2710, Manager at Off-Road 4WD Buggy Adventure from Rotorua
    Responded 16 Oct 2019
    Wow ! Thanks for your review ! So glad you thought your 4WD buggy tour was the highlight of your visit to the whole of NZ ! We really appreciate you taking time to place your review and hope you had a safe journey home. Thank you from the team at Adventure Playground
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    By: Adventure Playground
    1,348 reviews
    Vincent M
    20
    Clay pigeon shooting trip
    Had a fantastic time at the clay pigeon shooting, the location was spectacular and the instructor, Sean, was
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    650kirstynm
    10
    Clay shooting
    We had an absolutely epic time. We did the multiple shotgun clay shooting with Richard as our instructor,
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    nettieh85
    10
    Awesome experience
    Highly recommend doing this! We loved it and would definitely go on another trek if we come back to Rotorua. It
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    Dxketravels
    11
    20/10 amazing first time shooting
    Had an incredible first time shooting! instructor shaun was incredible,super knowledgable and experienced, really
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    apdwalshe
    20
    10/10 HIGHLY RECOMMEND
    Staff were great and so helpful and funny Great facilities and great FUN Highly recommend to all 10/10
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    jasminen863
    10
    Esther!
    So kind so caring and so considerate! Esther Cullen was literally the best tour guide I have ever had.
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    Charliesangels25
    Rotorua District, New Zealand
    10
    Disappointing experience
    Today my grandchildren (after having worked for 2 days cleaning motel units for me) spent their funds on a horse
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    thefairdesmondo
    Gosford, Australia
    30
    Awesome fun
    Lots of fun. Our driver (and guide) was great and really added to the experience. The trail itself was great
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    W6628JBchrisl
    70
    Absolutely amazing
    Fantastic friendly staff who provided a great experience at a decent price! Would definitely go back for the other
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    Bobbyg8081
    10
    Fun-tastic
    What an epic experience my boyfriend and I had today. An amazing tour guide, primo weather. So worth the
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    andrewwgn
    Wellington, New Zealand
    10
    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
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    forgivemeallah69
    20
    rip off
    me and my brother did it was good fun and all but $50per extra box of shells is ridiculous I have my firearms
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    mattwC6817TQ
    61
    4wd off-road adventure
    Richard was such a fantastic guide. Helped us have a safe a wonderful time. He also got us in place for fabulous
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    109joeyj
    10
    We had so much fun!
    Three friends and I did self drive 4wd buggies today. It was really challenging at first but we got the hang of it
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    AliceS3696
    42
    Big ups to Sean and Ihaia
    Had an unforgettable experience with Ihaia and Sean. Would 101% recommend on having a jam at clay bird shooting.
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