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Training Venue

Auckland's World Class Off Road 4WD Driver Training Venue for Hire

A  great forest environment, stunning views of Muriwai beach and the wild West Coast, we can  cater with a range of  food and refreshment choices to suit your requirements.

Well trained,  experienced staff and exciting  tracks and trails to navigate means this has proven to be a world class Auckland 4wd training venue.

Dealerships love to show off the capabilities of their vehicles so contact us now to book this  off road training venue for your next event.


Modern vehicles have electronic traction control systems as well as stability control, hill descent control and in some cases centre diff lock while others include front or rear diff lock.


The problem is drivers never get to experience how these systems work until they are in an emergency driving situation, they often hear the vehicle making strange noises as the traction systems start to work but don’t know what is happening, this can lead to panic and poor driver decisions.


Auckland Off Road Adventure Park, training area is the only off road training facility in the Auckland region to have a specially built driver training skills track. (due to be officially open in 5 weeks.)


Conditions are controlled and repeatable so everyone in the training group experiences the same scenarios.


Learn how to drive your vehicle in typical off road situations and how your vehicle systems work in a controlled safe environment by booking a training course in this amazing venue.


Auckland’s only purpose built off road training facility

Venue hire with professional team members and catering offered.

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off road training for you or your personnel

Training For You or Your Team

From one on one 4x4 driver training for those who wish to know their own and their vehicle's capabilities better, this is a great opportunity to organise.


We also offer full team training days and can easily cope with up to 40 attendees.


Auckland Off Road Adventure Park, training area is the only purpose built  4WD, 4x4  training facility in the Auckland region.


Conditions are controlled and repeatable so everyone in the training group experiences the same off road training scenarios.


Learn how to drive your vehicle in typical off road situations and how your vehicle systems work in a controlled safe environment  dealing with the following off-road conditions:


· Driving side slopes. We have set side slopes of 20, 30 and 40 degrees, safely experience what your vehicle feels like at different side angles, especially important for service vehicles with different centres of gravity due to loading.


· Safe hill ascents and descents.


· A specially designed slope that will simulate your traction control systems working when you lose traction, learn how your vehicle reacts and how to drive safely when these systems operate, like driving on wet grass.


· Driving over uneven and rough ground of various types, sand, clay, gravel.


· Drive our log road.


· Pipe cross axle.


· Our ditch section cross axle, pick the correct line.


· Correct gear selection for manual and automatic transmissions.


· Tire selection and tire pressure for your vehicle and how it affects how you drive off-road.


· Basic vehicle recovery, winch training included if a winch is fitted to your vehicle.


 Then we put this into practice exploring some of the 100km of off road tracks within the Auckland Off Road Adventure Park trail system. 

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Our team are fully accredited MITO Motor Industry Training Organisation approved and hold a substantial number of years experience. 

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training courses available

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4WD Practical Driving Skills or Refresher Course

This practical 4x4 driver training is designed for a person with limited or no off road training wanting to expand their knowledge while driving in off-road environments.  A refresher course in Auckland 4wd training to keep you current with off-road driving techniques as encountered in the specially built driver training track. 

$ 230 inc GST per person. $160 inc GST per person with 2 or more people in your 4x4

4WD 1 Day Course theory and practical

NZQA Unit Standard 4x4 driver training.

Great for company employees or individuals requiring a formal qualification off road training.

For your convenience the course can be taken over one full day or two days depending on your company operational needs.

You get all of the above plus the following NZQA units.

17676: Carry out a pre-drive vehicle check on a light motor vehicle, start it up and shut it down.

17976: Demonstrate knowledge of operating a light 4WD vehicle in an off-road environment.

17978: Operate a light 4WD vehicle in an off-road environment.

We can add the unit standard 20848 Demonstrate Knowledge of and Skills for Driving a Light Four Wheel Drive Vehicle On-Road for a small additional charge.

To process NZQA results and have them loaded to your record of learning through MITO the charge is $7.50 per credit. The credit fee is extra to the course fee.

Instructors for both courses are qualified MITO 4WD Driver Trainers / Registered Independent Workplace Assessors in Auckland 4wd training.

$ 340 inc GST per person.