List of suitable vehicles for High Country Trail NZ 4x4 tours.

(this list is not definitive but indicative)


Vehicles must be Four Wheel Drive rather than All Wheel Drive. New suitable models and one off vehicles come up as options continually.


Toyota. All Hi Lux models, Surfs and Four Runners, All Landcruiser models including Prados. 4x4 Lexus models fitted with low range transmissions.


Mitsubishi. Triton and previous models, Pajero, Challengers and

L300 Vans.


Ford. Rangers and Courier, F150s, and Maverick (Patrol) and Explorer (extreme care needed with larger vehicles such as Explorers and F150s)


Mazda. All 4x4 low range models.


Isuzu. All 4x4 low range models.


Honda. Horizon and Crossroad.


Land Rover, All 4x4 low range models.


Jeep. All 4x4 low range models.


Nissan. All Navaras, Patrols, Pathfinders, Terranos and Mistrals.

(includes patrol branded as Ford Maverick.


Holden. All 4x4 Low Range models. Mainly Colorados including

Colorado 7.


Suzuki. Vitaras and Jimny (only two persons recommended)


Daihatsu. Rocky (only two persons recommended)


Hyundai. Terracan. (the Sante Fe while a great vehicle is not suitable)


Great Wall and Foton. All 4x4 low range fitted.


Vehicles fitted with low profile tyres no matter what the vehicle are not suitable for High Country Trail NZ 4x4 adventures. The same applies

to space saver spare tyres.


If this applies to your vehicle or if you have any questions about

vehicle suitability please contact us to discuss or for clarification.


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