Jump on board one of our brand new off road buggies for an exciting outdoor adventure! With seating for two and fitted with a roll cage for safety our Polaris buggies are perfect for couples or for families. The two-hour trip takes you through the scenic alpine backyard of Hanmer Springs.
Both want to drive? No problem – just switch over driving duties during the trip. Young children? Perfect – four year olds and older can be seated on board as a passenger while their parent or caregiver drives. Concerned about driving through unfamiliar terrain? No worries – you’ll be following our expert guide along a specially-designed track and will be trained on the buggy operation prior to the trip.
Join us for a guided off road buggy trip through farmland, creeks and the stunning scenery of the Waiau River Gorge for an action-packed trip you won’t forget – great fun for everyone!
What you need to know
9am to 5pm
Minimum age 16 years as a driver
Minimum age 4 years as a passenger
What You Need To Bring
Please note that you may get muddy or wet on your buggy trip, so bring wet weather gear, a change of clothes and a towel.
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Children aged 4 years and upwards can ride as a passenger, and children aged 16 years and upwards can drive the buggies after undergoing training from our experienced guides. Each buggy seats two people
Getting to Hanmer Springs Off Road Buggy Tours
Hanmer Springs is just a 90 minute drive north of Christchurch. Our Off Road Buggy tours leave from our river base on Hanmer Springs Road (State Highway 7A). Find us on the right, just before the bridge, after the turnoff to the township from State Highway 7. Our booking office is located in Hanmer Springs Village.
For transport from Christchurch to Hanmer Springs and return, take the Hanmer Connection Shuttle Bus (ph 0800 242 663).
For guests staying in Hanmer Springs we offer a complimentary return shuttle to our river base. This service is available from your accommodation to our attractions.