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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
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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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!!
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 :) :)
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 .
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.
Excellent day biking. I was an absolute beginner and stuart took the time to teach me everything I needed to have a great day. Good biking trails and a great laugh throughout the day. I highly recommend this activity, one of the best things I done in NZ.
We organised two days with Stuart, firstly a training day for five kids and four adults, secondly a full day adventure ride through the Kaimais. The training day was brilliant - Stuart took time to explain details of the bikes and maintenance with the kids and then we all set off for a day in the bush. The kids came away from this 200% more confident in their abilities and had a wicked day in the forest and mud with many photos to prove it. The adventure ride for our crew was absolutely awesome. Every face had a grin a mile wide at the end of the day. The tracks were challenging but huge fun and the scenery was stunning. We also slipped in a winery lunch which was A1. I highly rate Stuart's rides - they are as good as anywhere in the country. We will be back soon.