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.

E V E N T S /  Q U A D + S I D E - B Y - S I D E 

Winter Buster 2020

About the event

Winter Buster is a unique event. Unique because it’s held in the shadow of the biggest North Island mountain in the middle of winter. Unique because we run 3 participant categories (dependant upon vehicle type and desired speed of travel) over two days and we cover much of the 63,000 hectares of the Waiouru Military Training Area. This ride is deliberately placed in mid-winter to give you a chance to drive in real winter conditions. It is also placed at a time when there are few other events or distractions.

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.

All pricing is GST inclusive. Option 1 - Full package - accommodation & meals. Option 2 - Basic package - accommodation & meals. Option 3 - Camping or Staying off site - meals included. Option 4 - Staying off site.

1 PASSENGER$160$125$50
2 PASSENGERS$310$225$75
3 PASSENGERS$460$325$100
4 PASSENGERS$600$425$125
Family Pass
(2 adults +2 children under 16)

What's included
Option 1 - Full package - accommodation & meals
2-day event registration (Saturday & Sunday). If you choose the full accommodation and meals registration choice your entry fee includes accommodation in the normal army barracks at Waiouru, all bedding supplied and all meals during your stay.

Option 2 - Camping on site or accommodation off site & Meals
2-day registration either staying in campervan at Waiouru base or staying off site. If this is your choice then you arrange your own accommodation and all army meals will be included during the weekend. Campervan parking behind barracks and use of toilet/shower facilities.

Option 3 - Staying off site
2-day registration staying off site. If this is your choice then you arrange your own accommodation and food and report each day.

Registration notes
All registrations must be completed on our website. There will be no on the day registrations. We will send you your event briefing notes approximately two weeks before the event.

I was on Winter Buster and it was amazing thanks to your team. Can't thank you guys enough. I had a guy Aaron Carr come from Australia to go on it with me. He is now buying a UTV and leaving it in New Zealand so he can go to these events! We will be there in December, can't wait ~ Wayne Yearbury.

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 Telephone +64 21 129 7670

Winter 2020 TBC
Start price per adult

VENUE. Waiouru military training area.

Registrations are closed

SUITABLE: Adults and experienced drivers.

CANCELLATION. Weather or fire risk, or military requirements.