WRANGLER RUN 4X4 TOURS
Explore the Opua kauri trees while we drive you through forests, farmland and past panoramic views. Additional options of Kawakawa art town and winery lunch available.
- Opua Kauri Forest walk
- Historic seaside port of Opua
- Haruru Falls (horseshoe-shaped)
- Waitangi, Bay of Islands lookout
- Farming and forested countryside
- Unsealed roads off the beaten track
- Conversations with your local driver.
- Kawakawa train town and Hundertwasser art toilets*
- Wine tasting and winery lunch**
*Art Town Option
The “Wrangler Run” takes in our fabulous countryside, historic settlements and subtropical forests surrounding the Bay of Islands. On your tour we stop in the seaside port of Opua before engaging the 4WD and traversing unsealed roads to get to the Opua Forest for a 20-minute walk. Here you can see magnificent kauri trees and native bush along a well-formed trail. You also head through rural farmland to stop at Henry Williams’ beautiful church in Pakaraka. Pass volcanic landscapes that were the sites of ancient pā, Māori fortified villages, and stop at the famous horseshoe-shaped Haruru Falls.
Lunch option – Add a winery meal at the award-winning Marsden Estate vineyard. Here you will be treated to a wine tasting and a sumptuous antipasto platter, both included in the lunch option price. Additional alcoholic beverages and wine purchases will be at your cost.
Art Town option – Visit the quirky town of Kawakawa where a historic railway line passes through town down the middle of the state highway. Kawakawa is also the home of the famous Hundertwasser toilets which were renovated in 1999-2000 by artist Fredrich Hundertwasser and the local community. It is his only southern hemisphere building and his last project before his death.
The Jeeps or Toyota 4X4 can cater for up to four passengers. If both of our guides are available, we can cater for groups of up to eight. Simply book two tours and you can swap between vehicles on the day if you want.
We pickup from the Paihia Wharf Maritime Building car park, or if preferred, from your local accommodation in Paihia, Opua or Russell. Request location at time of booking.
2 Hour Tour Pricing
Group of 1 = $260NZ ($260 pp)
Group of 2 = $280NZ ($140 pp)
Group of 3 = $300NZ ($100 pp)
Group of 4 = $320NZ ($80 pp)
Art Town Option = Add $120
Lunch Option = Add $120 + $40pp
Each option adds one hour to the tour