Want to explore more of New Zealand?
One of New Zealand's most well known offroad routes, Rainbow Road is a fairly well graded gravel road with a few fords to tackle along the way. The road was built to support the transmission lines running through there.
Access costs $40 per vehicle and the road is open from Boxing Day through to Easter (please confirm before going).
Gates are unlocked daily from 7 am – 6 pm, you won't be able to pass through outside of these hours without prior permission from Rainbow Station.