Frequently asked questions

What should I wear?

IMPORTANT: Our UTV's are exposed to the elements including dust, rain, icy river water, mud, rocks and the occasional sheep dung... therefore dress senisbly. All participants must wear closed in shoes and sensible clothing. We recommend jeans or long trousers, though shorts would be acceptable during summer. T-shirts are acceptable however for safety reasons, singlet tops are not permitted. Due to the variable weather conditions experienced in the Alpine region, we ask that you bring a change of warm clothing should the weather change throughout your experience. If poor weather is expected during your Experience, we strongly recommend you dress according to the conditions to ensure your comfort throughout your Experience. During winter ski attire would be very suitable.

Eligibility To Participate

There are minimum requirements that all drivers and passengers must meet in order to participate in a DIRT Bandits Experience. They are: 1. Drivers must hold a valid New Zealand or an NZ Approved International Drivers License and be over the age of 25. Copies of Licenses and Proof of Age will be taken upon signup. 2. Minimum Age is 7 years however we may allow smaller children to participate depending on conditions and circumstances of the event. Management reserves the right to refuse any child from participation if we believe safety will be compromised. 3. A Zero Alcohol policy applies to all Drivers and management reserves the right to refuse entry to the DIRT Bandits facility or participation in an Experience if you are deemed to be intoxicated. 4. All Participants must complete the DIRT Bandits Experience Application Form. 5. All Participants must undergo the UTV Safety Briefing.

Code of Conduct

In the interests of driver or passenger safety, reckless or indecent behaviour will not be tolerated from any participant. Management reserves the right to terminate a participant's session at any time without exception. Refunds will not be granted under such circumstances. Reckless or indecent behaviour includes but is not limited to: erratic or unsafe driving, not following the instructions of guides, use of fowl language, distruction or damge to property and other participants.

We Provide

We provide a certified motorcycle helmet with Goggles which must be worn at all times whilst inside the UTV. Gloves and jacket are available on request. We do provide sunscreen and insect repellent however you are best to bring your own if you suffer from allergies or skin conditions.

Vehicle Damage Bond

Each driver will be required to sign a $3000 insurance excess agreement for the vehicle (against a credit card – Visa/MasterCard) at time of signup, in case of damage. In the case of any damage to the vehicle, the Bond will be witheld pending the outcome of repairs and maintenance.

Is Catering Available?

Yes. If you require catering of any style for any group size or occassion, please ask our team at the time of booking and we will help provide meal options from one of the fabulous eateries in Methven, Ashburton or Christchurch. IMPORTANT: There are no food or beverage facilities available on site therefore all participants must bring their own meals unless prior arrangements have been made.

Do you have Amenities?

Our facility is located in a remote location with limited services. We do have a portaloo for participant use and handwashing is available via a water tank. Services such as electricity are not provided and phone and internet reception is limited at best depending on your telecommunications service provider.

Lowes Cutting Access

The DIRT Bandits facility is located on a working grazing station and public access is granted only under specific conditions. All visitors and participants to the DIRT Bandits facility must strictly adhere to the Site Access Policy and access outside of the designated DIRT Bandits Area is strictly prohibited. Children MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian and that person must supervise such children at all times. The personal safety of children is the sole responsibility of their parent or guardian and access to the facility is acknowledgement of this responsibility.


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