The Canterbury Recreational Four Wheel Drive Club is dedicated
to enthusiastic, friendly and enjoyable four wheel driving
whilst encouraging the responsible use of four-wheel drive
vehicles so as to avoid damage to property and to the
- Promotes friendship, enjoyment and goodwill among its
members. A non-competitive, supportive and family
environment will be encouraged.
- Promotes safe and economical (not ‘cheque book’) four
wheel driving. (Standard or only slightly modified vehicles
are all that are needed for Club trips).
- Promotes and encourage the responsible use of four-wheel
drive vehicles so that maximum benefit and enjoyment is
achieved consistent with the avoidance of damage to private
and public lands and property.
- Promotes responsible four wheel driving as a valid form
Trips are held regularly (at least monthly), both day trips (on
Sunday usually, with occasional Saturday trips) and overnight
(weekend and long weekend) trips.
CR4WDC trips are off-road trips and only vehicles designed for
this purpose should be used. Vehicles need high ground clearance
and high and low range gears. Minimum equipment for Club trips
includes safe towing points front and rear, (rated hooks and /
or shackles), fire extinguisher, first aid kit, shovel and tow
strap or rope.
Vehicles must be in a safe and roadworthy condition with current
Registration, Warrant Of Fitness to LTSA standards and other
applicable legal requirements (e.g. RUC). Third Party vehicle
insurance is a minimum requirement.
The Club has a restriction on tyre sizes for Club trips – they
must not exceed 33 inches in diameter.
How to contact us
The Club can be contacted by either writing to:
“The Secretary at PO Box 4455, Christchurch”
or by visiting our website at