Activities

Challenger Self Drive Guided Buggy Tour

This is New Zealand’s premium buggy experience utilising the best machines, guides and terrain. Nowhere in the world could a landscape be more suited to exploiting these off road buggies amazing capabilities. Experience the thrill with self-drive and guided tours available to conquer exhilarating terrain including steep mountain climbs, creek crossings and beautiful forest tracks and trail leading to stunning viewpoints over Queenstown. Just 5 minutes from Queenstown our exclusive adventure park is your perfect private playground.
You will be rewarded with endless fun, excitement and off road adrenalin rushes and some of the most spectacular and breath-taking views you could imagine.

From a one hour guided tour overlooking beautiful Queenstown to an epic seven day coast to coast self-drive guided buggy expedition, we have the perfect tour for you. With over 28 years off road guiding experience and top of the range off road buggies you could not be in better hands.

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Challenger Self Drive Guided Buggy Tour
Having acquired the necessary skills in our training area your guide will lead you on adrenalin packed, off road tracks and trails to stunning view points over Queenstown. You will get to test the full capabilities of this machine in action and will be rewarded with endless fun, excitement and off road adrenalin rushes with some of the most spectacular views you could imagine. With over 28 years off road guiding experience and top of the range off road buggies you could not be in better hands. The only issue will be how to wipe the smile off your face at the end.

We Provide

Transport to and from our shop in central Queenstown, late model 4x4 machines, helmets, eye protection. Wet weather jacket/pants/footwear available if required.

Please Bring

Wearing sensible clothing that you will be comfortable in & don't mind getting dusty. Bring water, snacks and sunglasses with you and Go-Pro.

Restrictions

Suitability/minimum age: Each driver must be 18 years of age or older with a full driving licence. Previous off-road driving experience is beneficial however, it is not required to take part. Minimum passenger age is 4 years old. Your driving licence MUST be produced at time of check-in. A good understanding of the English language is a must for this tour so your guide can convey the necessary instructions.

Insurance excess bond required: Each driver will be required to sign a $3000 insurance excess agreement for the vehicle (against a credit card - Visa/Mastercard) at time of check-in, in case of damage.

Duration

Allow 1.5 hours in total duration(including transfers with up to one hours drive time.)

Other Information

- Price: $348, price listed is per vehicle (2 customers).
- Family Special: Families can exclusively avail of our self-drive four-seater Yamaha Wolverine X4 buggy for a great rate of $398 for the vehicle. Restrictions: only ONE adult will be trained and authorised to drive this buggy. Strictly no sharing of driving between parents. This buggy is only available and suitable for families (parent/s and kids between 4 and 16 years old).

Queenstown's Ultimate Off Road Experience

The best way over half a day to capture the highlights of this region’s stunning scenery and showcase why this place is an adventurer’s paradise. The beauty in this unique itinerary is the combination of sightseeing and straight out adventure all in one action packed afternoon. Starting in our Landcruiser’s and the capable hands of experienced local guides you will get very personalised tour to visit world famous areas like Skippers Canyon and Arrowtown followed by multiple river crossings up the Arrow River to experience a Lord of the Rings movie location and try your hand gold panning in hopes of taking home some gold.
We then take it up a level when you strap in and drive, or be passenger with the guide, our top of the range sports buggies around our exclusive off-road playground through the hills and forests overlooking Queenstown. These forest trails have been designed to thrill and reward with breath taking views only a lucky few get to sample.
This tour breakdown maybe reversed depending on the conditions especially during winter.

Tour Highlights
- 4x4 Tour Element: After you guide tackles the rugged Arrow River with multiple river crossings you have the option of a quick gold panning demo to try take your own gold home.
- 4X4 Tour Element: Visit Lord of the Rings movie locations
- 4X4 Tour Element: Visit and sample one of the worlds famous roads- the unique Skippers Canyon. You will sample the dramatic setting of the road that is carved into the side of hills and learn amazing stories how Queenstown earliest inhabitants tried to make their fortune
- Buggy Tour Element: You would struggle to find a better play ground to test the amazing capabilities of our top of the range sports buggies- drive them or be driven- you decide!
- Buggy Tour Element: Enjoy breath-taking views overlooking Queenstown, such viewpoints are exclusive to us and you will be one of the few that take in these stunning vantage points

We Provide

We provide: return transport from the Off Road shop, local experienced guide, top of the line Landcruisers and sports buggies. Wet weather gear provided if needed for buggies.

Please Bring

Recommendations/ To Bring: We recommend dressing for the conditions in clothing you don’t mind if they get abit dusty. Clients should bring any drinks and snacks within to suffice for the duration of the four hour tour. Full protective wet weather gear (rain jacket, rain pants and gumboots) can be supplied for the buggy element of the combo.

Restrictions

Suitability: In general we do not have any restrictions apart from the minimum age for those looking to take part but if you would like to drive during the buggy section of this tour you will need:
- to hold a full driving licence that will need to be displayed on the day
- be over 18 years old
- Have good conversational level English to understand guides safety instructions
- sign a $3000 buggy bond against a Visa/ Mastercard (no funds will be blocked or held).
Like all off road tours they are not recommended those who are pregnant or have bad backs etc.

Minimum Age: The minimum age as a passenger of this tour is just 4 years old.

Duration

4 hours

Season

Year Round

Other Information

Check-in Point/ Time: Confirmed tours will depart from our shop in central Queenstown (61A Shotover Street) at 1:15pm. Please check in at 1:05pm to complete the necessary paperwork.
Please be aware there is no parking available in front of our shop and so we recommend paying for parking in Man Street multi-story car park located a two minute walk from our building.
Private charters can avail of a complimentary pick up service from any Queenstown central accommodation properties

Scenic Guided Buggy Ride

This adventure uses our exclusive access to fun filled tracks & trails with stunning views overlooking Queenstown. The latest model 6 seater buggy you will travel in can conquer almost any terrain. It is the perfect vehicle to explore a range of exhilarating terrain including steep mountain climbs, creek crossings and beautiful forest tracks and trails. Your expert local guide drives you up thrilling trails and entertains you with their extensive local area knowledge. You get spectacular photo opportunities with exclusive vantage points over looking Queenstown and the Wakatipu Valley.
*No self-drive option on the 6-seater buggy tour.

We Provide

Transport to and from our shop in central Queenstown, late model 4x4 machines, helmets, eye protection. Wet weather jacket/pants/footwear available if required.

Please Bring

We recommend wearing sensible clothing that you will be comfortable in & don't mind getting dusty. Bring water, snacks and sunglasses with you and Go-Pro.

Restrictions

Min passenger age is 4 yrs old.

Duration

Allow 1.5 to 2 hours total duration with up to one hours drive time.