About 4X4 Explorer

What is 4X4 Explorer?

4X4 Explorer is a website focused on providing the most comprehensive route resource for 4X4 drivers in the South Island of New Zealand. Aimed at all levels of off-road driving experience and type off-road vehicle, the website provides extensive information on routes ranging from scenic tarmac to more adventurous routes in the remote Back Country.

The 4X4 Explorer Expeditions offer single day to multi day routes supplied in a turnkey format with information and recommendations on fuel stops, accommodation, food supplies etc plus the GPX files.

All routes are supplied with a grade of 1 to 5, a route description, quality photographs, advice on equipment required and a full set of downloadable GPX files. With all of this information, you will be able to plan and experience your next epic adventure.

4X4 Explorer is the most complete route planning resource available for the South Island and is the ultimate "go to" resource for off-road route information.

Richard Soult, the man behind 4X4 Explorer

4X4 Explorer has stemmed from my passion for four wheel driving. I have spent years exploring, camping and GPS logging 4X4 routes all over New Zealand. Additionally I have collaborated with Josh Martin who has spent nearly a decade riding and logging GPS routes on a motorcycle. Collectively we have over two decades of experience locating the best routes New Zealand has to offer and this is all available to you within this website.

Me at the top of Godley Valley on a recent 4X4 trip

4X4 Explorer has been brought about by the lack of 4X4 information to allow successful expedition planning. The limited information that is available elsewhere is largely out of date, limited, difficult to find and navigate.

4X4 Explorer has been created with the goal of being the ultimate resource for planning epic off road expeditions, for all levels, with the most detailed and accurate information possible.

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