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Off Road Queenstown innovates in adventure tourism

Off Road Queenstown innovates in adventure tourism
August 1, 2017

Off Road Queenstown, a pioneer in off road adventures since its inception over 27 years ago, is offering a range of two and four wheel adventure experiences through central South Island.

Expanding its dirt bike and quad bike tour  experiences, the established adventure tourism company will give groups exclusive access to some of world’s most stunning and remote off-road terrain and landscapes.

Travelling between five to seven hours a day on off-road tracks that scour remote high country stations, cross fast-flowing rivers and far away from sealed roads, Off Road Queenstown offer expeditions that can go ‘coast to coast’ in the course of one epic off-road journey.

The family-owned and run business has over 350,000 combined hours of experience in this terrain, unrivalled knowledge of the areas they traverse and unprecedented land access around the central South Island.

Their full day and multi-day private tours combines excitement and off-road adrenalin rushes into expeditions of such monumental proportions they produce the tales that legends are made of.

Off Road Queenstown owner Denis Columb explains “there’s a well-worn tourist trail throughout the South Island but we take clients on our full and multi-day tours to places they didn’t even know exist, let alone realise they could access.”

While the company’s been operating dirt bike and quad bike tours since 1989, catering for all ability levels and youngsters as young as six (accompanied by adults), the off-road side-by-side buggy tours are a new and exciting addition to the menu.

Denis’s son Lachie, Off Road Queenstown’s head guide and a former national ATV motorcycling champion, adds “our extended buggy expeditions are the absolute pinnacle of bespoke adventure packages in New Zealand.

“Driving the easy-to-use Yamaha Wolverine sports buggies opens up these adventures to more novice off-road clients, but they always come with the support of hugely qualified guides.

“For advanced and experienced off-road enthusiasts they can use our fleet of top-of-the-range 1000cc race buggies.”

His brother Scott, an eight-time NZ Super and Motocross champion, and Dirt Bike Tours NZ head guide, said the extended tours enabled groups to travel across more varied landscapes, terrain and every off-road trail they could imagine.

Scott Columb concludes “we take them on trails from scenic to extreme and everything’s tailoured to that specific group of clients.

“There’s nowhere else in the world where a landscape is more suited to using these top-of-the-range off-road machines to the limits of their amazing capabilities.

“These private group packages are all-inclusive of buggies/ dirt bikes, gear, accommodation, meals, transfers and land access so there’s nothing to do other than make the most of trails from scenic to extreme, fast-flowing tracks or more technical trails.

“The feedback we receive from our clients is always outstanding and this season’s groups have unanimously stated it’s the best experience of any trip, ever.”

These bespoke tours are limited to a few lucky groups each year so early bookings are recommended.

From humble beginnings in 1989 the company’s grown to be one of the largest off-road tour companies in the world, with well over 100 top of the range off-road machines including dirt bikes, quad/ATV bikes, buggies, 4x4 Landcruisers and large adventure bikes.

For more information go to offroad.co.nz

Images: Race Buggies on Off Road Expeditions’ Executive Pro Tours (top), Off Road Expeditions uses Yamaha Wolverine Buggies for its trips into South Island high country (middle) and Dirt Bike Tours New Zealand (below).

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