Four-wheel-drive vehicles owners around the wider Auckland region can enjoy taking their vehicle off-road in a safe, enjoyable and free ‘have a go’ day on Sunday 29 November
If you’re like many 4WD owners, you may never have taken your 4WD off the tar seal, says John Oxley, editor of NZ 4WD magazine which is organising the free ‘have a go’ day in association with the Jeep Woodhill 4WD Adventure Park near Helensville.
“A special trail has been planned especially for those who would love to learn more of the skills needed to safely take their 4WD off-road and experience the immense amount of family-oriented fun from this kind of leisure activity,” says Oxley. “There will be lots of people on-hand to explain how to negotiate each ‘obstacle’ on a course that’s easy on your vehicle, but definitely gives you a real taste of what four-wheel-driving is all about.”
There’s no charge for using the ‘have a go’ track and if participants want to try more, they can take their 4WD cars and play in the mud bog for just $10 a vehicle or tackle one of the park’s beginners’ tracks at a special price of $45 per vehicle (normally $55).
The teams from NZ 4WD and Woodhill 4WD Adventure Park will have BBQ food and cold drinks on sale, and a number of 4WD accessory and equipment retailers will also be onsite.
“Another great thing to try is a ride in the park’s Hagglund Antarctic tracked-vehicle,” adds Oxley. “Completely free for children and a very worthwhile $45 per adult, a ride in the Hagglund will be a unique experience as it charges up, down and around some astonishing terrain.”
The 4WD ‘have a go’ day runs from 10am to 2pm on Sunday 29 November at the Jeep Woodhill 4WD Adventure Park. From Highway 16, look to the west for Rimmer Road and the signs for the park.