The ultimate 4WD experience

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4WD Safari (we drive you)

Experience an exhilarating and fun ride in our 4WD vehicle across the beautiful Makoura lodge property and over our 4WD track. 

We will drive you over a variety of obstacles (that may make you scream) and take you places you didn't think a 4WD could go!  The 4WD Safari will take you through rivers, past our stunning waterfall and to our beautiful Riverside Retreat Cabin

The safari is suited to those that would rather leave the driving up to us, see below if you wish to drive yourself! 

The safari takes an hour, four people can be taken per vehicle.

Price: $50 per person 


Self-drive (You drive)

Drive yourself and learn valuable 4WD skills on our purpose built 4x4 track, with one on one tuition from our AdventureMark safety approved instructor. You may use one of our own vehicles (a manual at no extra cost) or bring your own to learn how your vehicle reacts to a variety of humps and bumps, slopes, failed hill starts and descents.

You will learn a range of off road skills as you take on our track features and challenges. No prior 4WD experience is required but the tuition will be tailored to your level of experience, advanced drivers will be tested!


Approx. 1 hour and half

Price: Great value at $150 per person, gift vouchers available.

We are Adventure Mark Saftey Audited, ensuring your saftey

We are Adventure Mark Saftey Audited, ensuring your saftey


I had never done anything like the self drive before, I learnt so many skills in a short space of time and feel a lot more confident driving off road, thanks a lot.
— Josie Hearn
4x4 training at Makoura Lodge...absolutely great fun. Thanks to the hosts Kimberley and Chris for delivering a great conference, accommodation, meal and 4x4 experience.
— Mitchell Easton