The Defender Journey offers a remarkable exploration through the captivating landscapes of Central Otago, all from the comfort of the world's most iconic off-road vehicle, the Land Rover Defender.

Traverse the rugged and picturesque high country of the South Island, immersing yourself in the tranquillity of the landscapes, the luxury of The Lindis, and the power of the Defender.

Nestled in the breathtaking Ahuriri Valley, The Lindis awaits you each evening, offering an unparalleled blend of luxury and nature. The building's design, highlighted by an elegant wooden roof that mirrors the earth’s contours, achieves a seamless blend with the surroundings. Inside, spotted Gum wood and Bluestone masonry echo the natural tones, with expansive windows merging indoor and outdoor spaces.

The Defender Journey features a two-night stay in the Lindis Pods (with upgrades available), providing you with the epitome of comfort in style. Indulge in locally sourced cuisine and exceptional wines at the expansive dining room, creating unforgettable experiences.

Guiding you through this extraordinary journey are the world-renowned experts from Downforce, masters in delivering exceptional automotive events. With decades of experience, our team ensures unforgettable memories, supported by the calibre of our instructors, guaranteeing you're prepared to conquer the challenging terrain of Central Otago.

Behind the wheel of the Defender 110, equipped with a full suite of off-road technology and the potent D300 SE’s 6-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine, you'll effortlessly navigate through testing terrains and tracks. Our team at Downforce will ensure you quickly grasp the vehicle's capabilities and technology.

Throughout your journey, our dedicated and highly skilled team of instructors will accompany you, providing guidance as you negotiate difficult off-road trails behind the wheel of your Defender. Prepare for an unforgettable experience, exploring the rugged beauty of Central Otago while enjoying the finest hospitality and cuisine the region has to offer.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

• 7th – 9th November 2024

• 13th – 15th November 2024

• 18th - 20th November 2024

• 24th – 26th November 2024

• 4th - 6th December 2024

To express your interest in joining us on this remarkable adventure, please fill out the form below.

Motorcorp Distributors Ltd (Importer for Jaguar Land Rover in New Zealand) works with a professional driving team to ensure you are in safe hands when you embark on any of experiential activities in the country. Downforce prioritise your safety above all else and are committed to providing a controlled environment for adventurous off-road driving experiences. With over 20 years of expertise in automotive events and regular audits by Worksafe as an approved Adventure Activity Operator, we ensure stringent safety measures are in place. However, it's imperative to recognise the inherent risks associated with such activities.  

By booking with us, you acknowledge and accept that off-road driving entails potential hazards including rapidly spreading fires, rising rivers, falling debris, vehicle rollovers, and natural disasters. Despite our proactive safety protocols, participation carries inherent risks which could result in physical or mental injury.  

Rest assured, we take health and safety seriously and continuously review our policies, checks, and measures to guarantee your enjoyment and safety. If you have any concerns about the level of risk, please communicate with a Downforce representative. We're committed to addressing your concerns and mitigating risks to an acceptable level. Should you remain uncomfortable, you reserve the right to abstain from participation.   Your safety is our priority, and we're dedicated to ensuring you have a thrilling yet secure experience with us.