About Us

The Manawatu 4WD club was formed in 1973 by the late Don Wells to enjoy and promote four wheel driving. Don’s son Dean,is still active in the club.

The first club president was Colin Greange. Many of the founding members are still active in the club today. It has approximately 80 members, from all walks of life and a very diverse range of vehicles.

The club was originally named The Manawatu Overland Club but was changed to its current name in 1989 and is also an incorporated Society.

The first club outing was a drive along North Range Road, May 1973, with fifteen vehicles, 11 Landrovers, 2 Jeeps, a Toyota and o­ne Austin Gipsy.

We endeavour to have at least o­ne club run a month. These trips range from reasonably hard where some damage may occur, ( dents scratches etc) to easy or shiny trips. The majority of runs are in farms, forestry, rivers and DOC tracks in and around the Manawatu. Occasionally the club will do a “camp over” which is great family fun and good four wheel driving.

We meet o­n the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm at the WillowPark Tavern, Tremaine Avenue, Palmerston North and all are welcome to come along.

Information packs are available for prospective members outlining the club rules, vehicle and equipment requirements.

Prospective members must attend a minimum of one meetings and one club trips and then be voted in by the club committee.

Happy 4WDriving. We hope to see you at the next event and meeting.