4WD Track Levels
For all trips Level 2 or above trucks need to have front and rear recovery points
No modifications needed. Usually scenic and on formed roads.
No modifications needed.
Some bush marks possible, some mud but easy tracks.
Snorkel and minimum of ATZ (all terrain tires) required, water crossings, more mud, harder tracks.
For modified vehicles – snorkel, off road tires, lifted truck, bar work required for protection.
Heavy bush markings & scratches expected, deep mud, steep tracks.
For modified and fully equipped trucks.
Body damage from rocks and banks expected, hard 4wding, bush bashing, deep water. Experienced drivers.
3 Great NZ 4WD Adventures Kaylie Recommends
No modifications needed
Area: St James Conservation
Track: Lake Tennyson track
Track: Poulter River
Snorkel and Lift Recommended
Track: Mt Greenland
Excellent website with 100s of routes & tracks – requires subscription
Website offering information and 4wd tours which you can join
Online 4wd magazine with articles, events, news etc
Website with downloadable maps of popular 4wd tracks
Lost Sheep Adventures
YouTube Channel with lots of great videos of 4wd tracks around New Zealand