Interested in Joining?

Interested in Joining?

Come along to a club meeting and we can help you with selecting the correct recovery equipment and we have experts who can help with advice regarding the safe fitment of recovery hooks to your vehicle.

Contact Us for details.


Find our Facebook page here for more photos, videos, and other information.


Extreme 4X4 Trials

4X4 National Trial run by the Manawatu 4WD Club
Sunday 23rd April 8:30am – 4:00pm
Turitea Road

Fantastic family day out, watch NZ’s best 4WD trials trucks battle for the title. Get close to the action

Entry Information:
Adults $10
Children $5 – (15 & under)
Family $20 – (2 adults & 2 children)

All proceeds to the Rescue Helicopter.

Strictly no alcohol and no dogs.

Sponsored by AFC Motorcycles
Thanks to Leith Robertson for the photos.


4X4 Fundraiser for Thistle Highland Dancers

4X4 fundraising trip for Thistle Highland Dancers in association with the Manawatu 4WD Club and associates, incorporating beach, sand dunes and farm land. Drivers will experience beach driving and purpose set courses similar to national 4wd trialing also farm tour and mud run.

Cost $80 per truck, includes Driver and 1 Passenger.
Extra adult $5 each to cover food costs.
Children under 13 FREE.
Included in the cost of trip will be a provided BBQ lunch.
Supply your own snacks and drinks.

Limited to 50 trucks
Trucks MUST have selectable Low Range or Equivalent.

For more information contact:
Loren 027 327 5023 or
Greg 027 256 0470

To register interest and registration form please email:


About Us

The Manawatu 4WD club was
formed in 1973 by the late Don Wells to enjoy and promote
four wheel driving.

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Membership Info

Club members have access to experts who can help with advice regarding the safe fitment of recovery hooks to your vehicle.

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Club News & Event Calander

Details on upcoming events (what, where and how to get there) can be found on our Facebook page.

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Essential Club Kit

All club members are required to carry equipment for firstaid, communication, and recovery. A list can be found here.