All events are cancelled until further notice due to Covid-19 uncertainty plus NZDF closing the training area to all third party use (including the Offlimits Trust) whilst it undertakes a land use review and negotiates with tangata whenua.

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Waiouru Safari 
2 - day guided tour

About the event
This event is specifically designed for 4WD quads and side-by-sides. There will be three groups to choose from depending upon machine type and driver preference. The routes will take you through much of the 63,000 hectares of the Waiouru military training area.
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 of 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 160 km. The more sedate over 120 km.

Group selection
We have three categories of participants and will potentially divide the participants into 4-5 groups depending upon numbers. Categories are:
Gung-ho group: This is for sidexsides where you want to drive fast. It is more about the driving experience and less about the scenery.
Adventure group: This is for sidexsides that want to drive fast but not flat out and want ability to take in the sights as well. This will be a mid-speed ride.
Cruiser group: This is for quads, agri-type sidexsides and those sidexside drivers who want to see and learn about the unique features of the Waiouru Military Training Area. You will cover the same terrain but at a more sedate pace.

Participants will need to be ready for an early start on Saturday (0815 hours). All meals (other than the lunches) will be held in the main mess hall within Waiouru military camp. A compulsory briefing for participants will be held at 0815 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.

Pricing yet to be determined once event dates confirmed.
Offlimits is a charitable trust and our mission is to raise funds to support the health and welfare of servicemen and servicewomen.

Registrations can only be done online. On Saturday, participants 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.

Cancellation and refunds
Events could be cancelled or modified due to military requirements, weather conditions or unforeseen 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.

In the first instance enquiries should be made to Diana Booth. Email

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Waiouru Safari

December 2020 TBC
Start price per machine

VENUE. Waiouru military training area.

SUITABLE: Suitable for adult drivers with some experience.

CANCELLATION. Weather or fire risk, or military requirements.