- Unformed Legal Roads
- Types of legal public access
- Overseas Investment Act
- Walking on Crown-owned land
- Cyclists and mountain bikers
- Resolving disputes over access
- The Country and Outdoor Recreation Calendar
- Crossing private land
- Can a landholder stop me using an unformed legal road?
- Forms of legal access across private land
- Motor vehicle on walking tracks
- Types of walkways
- Bikes, dogs and horses on walkways
- Greenways, property developers and the use of incentives
- What a wellbeing framework means for access to the outdoors
- Landholders can refuse the right to walk over land
- Downloadable GPX files make accessing hidden spots easier
- Shared pathways
- Landlocked land
- Responsible behaviour
- Health and safety
- Māori land
- Funding and awards
- Rivers, lakes and coast
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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: Jul 27, 2022, 10:03 AM