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ptilling's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

It was an awesome sunny day in the Kaimai Ranges after a period of rain and the off road experience travelling in the Taniwha 8 wheeled open top vehicle was loads of fun. There had been some rain on earlier days leaving some areas of the track in water. This only added to the excitement as we motored along creating splashes of water and a lot of laughs. Our guide/driver was not only a wealth of knowledge of the gold mining area, he also was easy going and lively making the difference between a fun day out to a highlight. Recomended

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aimz's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

We had an absolute BLAST with Stuart on the Taniwha and cycling through the gorge! The amount of knowledge Stuart has on the region is incredible- We learnt so much about Waihi while having the time of our lives!! I would highly recomend this to ANYONE visiting the region! An adventure not to be missed!!

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fe2's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Ride the taniwha was WICKED!! Skid and slidn in the mud was awsome learnt lots about the goldmines in the maorilands, beutiful bush lands, enjoyed being in the outdoors amongst the thich bush and tall trees. Awsome experience!!

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sacha's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

wow the Taniwha was just the most awesome thing... What a wonderful way to spend a afternoon. Lots of Mud bumps and just more fun....!!!!!! Thanks so much Stuart for giving me a thrill...I do recommmend a sports bra though cause man you jump around the place. Stu knew the local history and we got to go into old Gold mines... Great for someone who is not that good on a dirt bike as you just sit back and enjoy the thrill :) :)

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don Pogson

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

What a great day. Combination of reasonably technical riding in areas we woulnt be able to get to and very informative history of the area from Stu.He has done a lot of research and knows his stuff. He was a pleasure to be with and had organised a great day, right down to a sit down lunch at another local attraction. He had taken the time to understand our riding ability and interests and organised the day to suit.I would certainly recommend Over The Top Adventures .

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AlannSarah's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Wish we could upload some photos!- what an awesome experience. Sarah and I both ride bikes in the UK, but neither of us had ever ridden off road.
Over The Top Adventures took us waay into the back of somewhere and showed us the old goldmines and the Kauri logging dams built in th 1880s.
The riding was challenging, the Grunty KTM525 that I rode was a wicked beast! Sarah's Honda 250 way perfect for her. Our guide, Stuart knew all the history and stories about where we went. He took loads of photos of us and we got them at no extra charge. Lunch was a treat- dressed in muddy bike gear we sat at the flash winery and ate a delicious lunch then back into the hills for more riding. I lost count of all the stuff we saw butthe highlight was riding dirtbikes underground!- easily the best thing we did while in NZ.