New Zealand has the ideal scenery for off-road driving adventures. It has numerous landscapes not far from each other.  If you haven’t gone on an off-roading adventure yet, you are missing out. Plan one. With abundant forests, mountains and hillsides, it won’t be hard to find a place for off-road driving in the country.

Here are some reminders to run through to maximise your off-road adventure.

Thorough Research

 

Before you go off-roading it is important that you do thorough research about your off-road routes and your ultimate destination. You’ll need to know the type of conditions you will be driving in, obstacles you might encounter as well as any weather related issues you might come across on your route. If you are new to off-roading, it is strongly advised you try an easier route or trail as well as an easier vehicle. Off-road adventures can include dirt bike riding, quad bike tours and 4WD vehicle scenic drives so choosing the right vehicle or adventure for your skill level is important to keep you and your passengers safe.

Proper Preparation

 

Preparing for an off-road adventure is not about choosing the perfect outfit for pictures. You need to be sure you have the right equipment with you to navigate, stay safe and get un-stuck as well as deal with any emergencies that may arise. Making a list of essentials is important and checking that you have all of them on your trip is equally important.

Some essentials you should carry are:

  • food and  drinks to keep you energised.
  •  a first aid kit for emergencies
  •  a tool bag with a jack and a wrench to let you change a tyre
  • A change of clothes including waterproof gear or a waterproof jacket
  • A fire extinguisher (for a car or large 4×4 vehicle)

All this gear should be carried as an extra in addition to any safety equipment required for your trip e.g. Helmets, spare tyres etc.

Safety Measures

 

It’s easy to forget about helmets and vehicle checks once you reach your starting point. No matter how thrilling the adventure you’re about to go on, you need to keep your own safety in mind.

It is important to have proper safety gear if you plan on going on a dirt bike tour or quad bike riding. If a scenic tour or a buggy ride is what you prefer, make sure that your 4WD tyres are suitable for uneven surfaces and dirt roads. It also doesn’t hurt to bring along extra tyres and a flashlight especially when offroading.

You can make the most out of your off-road driving adventure if you know what you are doing, where you are going and ensure you stay safe. Going prepared with off-road essentials can make your trip go smother and help enrich the experience for you

New Zealand has the ideal scenery for off-road driving adventures. It has numerous landscapes not far from each other.  If you haven’t gone on an off-roading adventure yet, you are missing out. Plan one. With abundant forests, mountains and hillsides, it won’t be hard to find a place for off-road driving in the country.

Here are some reminders to run through to maximise your off-road adventure.

Thorough Research

Before you go offroading it is important that you do thorough research about your off-road routes and your ultimate destination. You’ll need to know the type of conditions you will be driving in, obsticles you might encounter as well a any weather related issues you might come across on your route. If you are new to off roading, it is strongly advised you try an easier route or trail as well as an easier vehicle.. Off-road adventures can include dirt bike riding, quad bike tours and 4WD vehicle scenic drives so choosing the right vehcile or adventure for your skill level is important to keep you and your passengers safe..

Proper Preparation

Preparing for an off-road adventure is not about choosing the perfect outfit for pictures. You need to be sure you have the right equipment with you to navigate, stay safe and get un stuck as well as deal with any emergencies that may arise. Making a list of essentials is important and checking that you have all of them on your trip is equally important. Some essentials you should carry are:

·       food and  drinks to keep you energised.
·        a first aid kit for emergencies
·        a tool bag with a jack and a wrench to let you change a tyre
·       A change of clothes including waterproof gear or a waterproof jacket
·       A fire extinguisher (for a car or large 4×4 vehicle)

 

All this gear should be carried as an extra in addition to any safety equipment required for your trip e.g. Helmets, spare tyres etc.

Safety Measures

It’s easy to forget about helmets and vehicle checks once you reach your starting point. No matter how thrilling the adventure you’re about to go on, you need to keep your own safety in mind.

It is important to have proper safety gear if you plan on going on a dirt bike tour or quad bike riding. If a scenic tour or a buggy ride is what you prefer, make sure that your 4WD tyres are suitable for uneven surfaces and dirt roads. It also doesn’t hurt to bring along extra tyres and a flashlight especially when offroading.

You can make the most out of your off-road driving adventure if you know what you are doing, where you are going and ensure you stay safe. Going prepared with off-road essentials can make your trip go smother and help enrich the experience for you

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