The Canterbury Land Rover Owners Club is one of New
Zealand’s oldest recreational 4WD Clubs being formed in 1966,
and has over 200 family and individual members.
Our major activity is running trips into the out of doors for
our members, and there is usually a trip on somewhere off road
every weekend. A large number of our trips are two day trips
involving overnight camping. Our major camp is run for about 10
days over the Christmas –New Year holiday period and these camps
have been held in a number of locations in the South Island.
Family participation is strong in the Club and we now have a
number of second-generation family members.
level of activity is around the training and safety aspects, and
the Club has a strong culture for giving good and complete
training especially to new members. Safety of people and
equipment is also a high item for the Club as we have never had
any major accidents and we wish to keep it that way.
Membership of the Club is not just restricted to Land Rover
owners as membership is representative of all makes of
recreational 4WD vehicles sold. However Land Rovers influence is
still strong, and the club also runs specialist trips for land
rovers only, usually the older models. (Nothing like a bit of
The Club also supports the Treadlightly! Code and
has and is still now in the forefront of responsible recreation
with 4WD Vehicles, on both private and public land, and the Club
has a long association with many high country farmers and land
owners who welcome our club trips onto their properties, and we
will continue to work to maintain that good will, therefore we
are not so forgiving of those whose only purpose with a 4WD is
to wreck the countryside.
Hence our Club is a strong and active supporter of Combined 4WD
The Club meets every third Tuesday of the month at
the Belfast Rugby Club Rooms.