Your hosts Phil and Sandi Your hosts Phil and Sandi

About us

4x4 Adventures welcomes you to New Zealand's South Island

Situated at the "bottom of the world" next to Australia our islands appear small.

With a land mass close to that of the UK you can find features from all over the world in our islands. From deserts to rain forests, glaciers to volcanoes and flat plains to mountains, New Zealand has it all.

We are easy to reach as Christchurch has an International Airport that is serviced by regular flights from Europe, Canada, Asia, Australia and the USA.

New Zealand's location in the world 4x4 Adventures location in Canterbury

Being so far from the rest of the world most people only have a limited time to travel in our beautiful country but we would be honoured if you planned to spend some time with us.

We can show you our little piece of paradise on a tour exclusively tailored for you.

As we keep numbers small and tours are limited to preserve the environment we advise you to book well in advance to secure your choice and avoid disappointment.

Canterbury's east coast  as viewed from space. Banks Peninsula middle front, Southern Alps middle along the Alpine Fault with west coast far distance.
click picture to view larger image

Viewed from space it is clear to see the flat plains that were formed by the rivers that flow through them from the snow capped mountains.

It is in this area shown that 4x4 ADVENTURES will take you to explore, well off the beaten track, an area most tourists miss as they head for the crowded coach jammed "must do" sights which are fast drowning in their own fame. We take you to untouched locations with no crowds and no coaches.

Canterbury pastoral scene
Canterbury pastoral scene
Your hosts Sandi and Phil Cooke
Your hosts Sandy and Phil Cooke

Canterbury is the home of 4x4 ADVENTURES NEW ZEALAND LIMITED - a fully licensed professional boutique tour company owned and operated by New Zealanders Sandi and Phil Cooke.

With a passion for our environment we take pride in offering a unique, exclusive and memorable "KIWI EXPERIENCE" where you will get to see the locals and landscapes with friendly helpful service and personal attention at all times. We are not a "bus service", we do not do the same trip day after day. We enjoy our tours and know that you will too.

We are experienced knowledgeable operators with many years in the tourism guiding business. We provide safe, comfortable quality vehicles that are fully compliant with all transport regulations and specialize in small groups only to preserve the personal touch. (Minimum 2 maximum 8 persons)

We can cater for individuals; however there is a minimum fare. Our support vehicle is fully equipped with all safety, rescue and emergency equipment and we are first aid trained should it ever be required.

Loving the environment we live and work in, our motto is to

"take only photos, kill only time and leave only tyre prints".

Hanmer Springs Thermal Resort Swimming with dolphins Whale Watching at Kaikoura

4x4 Adventures home base is near Waikari in the heart of the Alpine Pacific Triangle Touring Route. We do, however, operate from Christchurch and also from the world renowned Hanmer Springs Thermal Resort in the Hurunui region, which is also famous for swimming with dolphins, whale watching and wine.






Content including images and text © 4x4 Adventures (NZ) Ltd. Unauthorised duplication of any site content will result in prosecution.