- Trail makers
- The Outdoor Access Code
- Crossing private land
- Carrying a gun
- Horse riding responsibly
- Mountain biking responsibly
- Caring for the environment
- Being responsible with fire in the outdoors
- Four-wheel driving responsibly
- Bikes, dogs and horses on walkways
- Motor vehicle on walking tracks
- Kauri dieback, myrtle rust and more
- The country and outdoor recreation calendar
- Regional field advisors
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Motor vehicle on walking tracks
Generally, you cannot use motor vehicles on tracks. Even where vehicle access is legally allowed, such as on an unformed legal road, it is polite to inform the landholder, especially where the access crosses unfenced farmland. Vehicles should keep to formed tracks, where access is allowed.
Many unformed legal roads are unsuitable for the use of motor vehicles.
Note that it is an offence to damage a road’s surface — this can include the turf of a paddock.
Page last updated: 21 September 2023