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December 1, 2018 - December 2, 2018

Waiouru Safari 2019

December 2019 – date to be confirmed.


The dates shown are  confirmed and subject always to NZ Army requirements regarding Army activities. All bookings must be made online.

Saturday’s guided Safari with three different groups to choose from through will take you through much of the 63,000 Hectares of Waiouru military training area. The event is specifically designed for quads (4wd) and side-by-sides. There will be three groups to choose from so you will never be out of your comfort zone while you explore this Alpine wonderland.

On Sunday event will based near Lake Moawhanga. The site is very picturesque. The trails are just brilliant.  Course Number one. This course will be about 21-23 Kms in length. It will be designed for the more experienced  driver with some fast sections. Course number 2 will be about 20-22 kms and will be tailored to drivers who wish to have some time in the seat at normal speeds.

Our chosen routes will ensure previous participants experience the best of past rides plus discover new scenery and some new tracks, because we’ll have three more hours daylight to use than we had in July!!. We also have more places out the back which are now accessible.

Those who have done this event before will attest it is pretty hard to better the terrain, the military life, the helpful marshals and the overall experience of being with Offlimits at Waiouru with your chosen vehicle.

As per our normal policy, you will be able to join a group of people of similar ability and style. The most adventurous achieving a distance of up to 160Kms. The more sedate over 120Kms.

There will be an accommodation Option for those who wish to stay in the Barracks on Friday and Saturday night and have their rations provided. There will also be an option for those who wish to arrange their own accommodation and food. For those who choose this option you will be able to Purchase two days or a one day Saturday or Sunday only Ticket. The ride will commence at 8.15am Saturday with a briefing. You will not be able to ride of course unless you have attended the safety briefing. This may affect your decision as to which option you would prefer to purchase. Approximately 2 weeks before the ride we will send you a detailed briefing paper giving timings and places for all meetings etc.


Participants will need to be  ready for an early start on Saturday (8.15 AM). Friday dinner will be provided as part of the event fee for those who purchase the accommodation option in the main mess hall within Waiouru Military Camp.

A compulsory briefing for  participants will be held at 08.15hr hours on Saturday Morning  You will be issued with your Id Tag at the briefing. You must affix this to your machine as your weekend ID. No Tag no Ride.


Offlimits is a charitable trust and our mission is to raise funds to support the health and welfare of servicemen and servicewomen.Your entry fee for the Waiouru Safari includes: For those who choose the accommodation option. Dinner Friday Night. Army barrack accommodation Friday and Saturday night. Meals from Friday night through to lunch Sunday. Machine washing facilities, Machine recovery,  plus guides, medical support, radio communications between each group and base. For those who choose the ride only option, you get every thing except the accommodation and the food. You must be at the briefing point Waiouru Military camp Saturday and (Lake Moawhanga) 8.15am ready to go. There will be a safety briefing at this time and you will be issued with a ID tag for the event. You will not be able to ride unless you are briefed. This may affect your decision regarding the ease of living in when purchasing your place in the Safari

The entry fee for this years event will be: Accommodation provided Rider $370. Passenger $200. For those choosing to stay off site and arrange their own meals and accommodation the price will be Rider $260, Passenger $140. A One day event pass only, no accommodation no meals. Rider $135. Passenger $75. Helmets are compulsory. Only 4wd drive Quads will be admitted. Except on Sunday when Sports quads will also be permitted.


Registrations will open on September 12th. Registrations can only be done on line. Riders will ride in three groups, depending upon vehicle numbers, rider competency and rider expectation, and vehicle type. Numbers are limited so entries are on a first-registered basis.

Cancellations and refunds

Events could be cancelled or modified due to military requirements, weather conditions or unforseen logistical issues which make the running of events either unsafe or unable to be conducted on the scheduled dates and in the locations advertised. Please refer to the Payments and refunds section for details on the cancellation and refund policy.

National Army Museum

Remember the legends and pay tribute to the sacrifices. Stories of courage, comradeship and honour — all this and more at theNational Army Museum. Facilities include café, gift shop, interactive Kidz HQ, kids treasure hunts, greenstone memorial, and research library. Open daily 9am to 4.30pm, State Highway 1, Waiouru.

Print off this discount voucher and present it at the Museum reception to receive discounted entry. The voucher is valid until 31 Dec 2019 so if you don’t get a chance at the time of this event, be sure to stop there next time you are passing through.

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December 1, 2018
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