HOW TO FIND US
If you are starting your tour from our home base we are approx (100km) an hour's drive north from Christchurch.
Take State Highway 1 from Central Christchurch (north towards Kaikoura or
Picton). Pass through main villages of Woodend and Amberley. Continue to
Waipara and turn left onto State Highway 7 signed Hanmer Springs and Lewis
Pass. Cross the winding Weka Pass and after approx 10 mins you arrive in
Waikari .On the right is the Star and Garter and opposite there is a car
park with toilets. We will arrange to meet you at this point to follow us to
our home base.
WHAT TO BRING
Camera, spare batteries, film, sunglasses and a hat are essential. As the weather in the mountains can be changeable (even in high summer) it is recommended you bring warm clothing, and sturdy footwear will enable you to enjoy short walks to vantage points or a stroll at lunchtime. Swimming gear is optional but a SMILE IS COMPULSORY! (We don't charge extra for good company)!
4x4 ADVENTURES provide all food & refreshments throughout the day. Evening meal and breakfast for those staying overnight on the multi day tours is provided by your accommodation. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements.
"Adventurers" with medical conditions or allergies please advise us when booking as although we are first aid trained we are often a long way from civilization and immediate medical assistance.
We provide fully catered QUALITY accommodation with all modern conveniences.
WET WEATHER ALTERNATIVES
Due to the nature of the environment 4x4 ADVENTURES operate in we reserve the right to alter or amend any routes should it be deemed necessary for safety reasons. We request our clients to respect these decisions as they are in the interest of comfort, safety and could mean survival! Rest assured an alternative route will be taken with breathtaking views
We also reserve the right to cancel any trip in the event of extreme inclement weather or any other unforeseen circumstances like land slips or flood.
4x4 ADVENTURES places extreme importance on the safety of its valuable clients. For those driving on Tour 1 the consumption of alcohol or illicit drugs is not permitted and any persons conduct the operator deems is likely to put the safety of others at risk or impede happy progress of the tour will be excluded and their payments forfeited.
Where the service of outside operators are involved - Jet Boats etc. charges will be at the individual operators' normal rates.