Thunder 4x4

The Thunder 4x4 is a 3 day event held over Kings Birthday Weekend. 4 Wheel Drive enthusiasts from all around Aotearoa New Zealand converge on Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park for a weekend of racing, socializing and fun

It's all happening at Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park...


Event Entry

Staying with us? 

Your event entry is FREE if staying at Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park. Plus you get to watch the other events over the weekend and catch up with all the 4 wheel drive owners. 

Still haven't booked?



Local Tickets

Local tickets go on sale a couple of weeks beforehand. These tickets ONLY get you into the Saturday events 10am - 4pm. Gate Sales Available.

Infant (0 - 4 years)FREE
Child (5 -13 years)$5.00
Adult (14+ years) $10.00
Family (2ad + up to 4 Children)$30.00


4x4 Owners

Bringing a 4x4 to the event? Register it as soon as possible to participate in events such as the Family 4x4 Challenges and Big Kiwi Mud Slide.

Registration is only $49.00 per 4x4 and allows for two people to enter the area. (This is non-refundable if you cancel or don't turn up).



4X4 V8 Rides

The 4X4 V8s who will be going flat out around a predesignated track. Jump in the passenger seat for a small fee and experience the thrill of a mad dash around this track!

Huge Bonfire

The Thunder Hop will be featuring one of the biggest bonfires to be seen in the area!



Saturday 1 June
9am - 9.30amRegistered 4x4's to enter the private track pit area.
10amGates open for the public to enter.
10am - 4pmV8 4x4 rides, family 4x4 challenges, big kiwi mud slide, V8 4x4 racing & more.
4pmPrize Giving.
4.30pm4x4 track area will be closed.
On darkBig Social Bonfire will be lit. Bring your chairs, drinks & be ready for a social night under the stars.
10pmEvent Closed


Sunday 2 June
12pmThunder 4x4 fun challenge for those who have registered there 4x4s only
5pmSocial drinks and dinner at Coroglen tavern


To keep up with new announcements visit the Thunder Hop Website



4x4 Registration

To register your 4x4 for the event or if you have any questions contact Mark Aldridge.

Registration Fee: $49

This allows for two people to enter the area. (This is nonrefundable if you cancel or don't turn up).


Terms of the event:
  • Thunder 4x4 is to start on the 31 May and finish on the 3rd May 2024
  • If the weather turns on us this will be canceled, or the Saturday action will be changed to Sunday
  • 4x4 registrations incur a $49 fee - Register Now
  • Timings may change due to weather. This will be communicated as soon as possible.
  • There will be an event photographer at the Thunder 4x4. By entering the event I acknowledge that my image may be used on social media, websites & print media for the purpose of event promotion and marketing.