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December 2 - 3

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until December 18, 2017

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December 2nd & 3rd  2017 

Registrations will open Sept 1st 2017

Operation Stirling is named after David Stirling, the legendary leader of the SAS and leader of daring vehicle mounted raids deep in the deserts of North Africa during World War II. This event will be two days of exploring the truly unique landscape that Waiouru has to offer.


The dates shown are confirmed and subject always to NZ Army requirements regarding Army activities. All bookings must be made online. This guided tour is strictly limited in numbers and bookings are on a first received basis.

Accommodation and meals

There will be two options available:

  • Barrack accommodation and meals: You sleep in Army barracks on Friday and Saturday night, plus receive Army cooked meals on Saturday and Sunday morning and a cooked meal on Friday and Saturday night. You will be provided with a cut lunch for Saturday and Sunday.
  • Self-catering and camping: On the Sports ground just down the side road from the Army Museum and provide all your own meals. Showers and toilets will be supplied. Or you can arrange your own Off site accommodation

The Groups

  • Club Trucks. . These trucks are kitted out for serious off road use and can handle all (most) types of Terrain. This group will go places and do things that are are best suited to club trucks
  • Adventure group. For some time now there has been quite a group of People who don’t quite fit the Club truck group but are more adventuresome than Dull Shineys. This group will fill that gap
  • Dull Shineys This group will enjoy some off road experiences that could pass through tracks with scrub that could perhaps make the odd paint scratch. We will take you to paces that are definitely off road and fun but not too adventuresome as in deep water holes etc.
  • Shineys  You like the outdoors and the back country but its your every day vehicle and you don’t want to scratch the paint work or get seriously stuck. In the training area there are over 400Kms of tracks and gravel roads. We will find plenty of places that will extend you but keep you relatively safe

Some of what you get.

Offlimits is a charitable trust and our mission is to raise money to support the health and welfare of servicemen and women. Pricing includes:

  • Guides for all groups
  • Radio communication between groups
  • Medical support
  • Access to the land
  • Toilets and showers at the rugby club grounds
  • Access to theMess club bar and facilities.
  • Full accomodation and Food or stay offsite option


Operation Stirling prices are $365 per driver and vehicle and $160 per passenger for the fully accommodated and catered option. Subsequent passengers enjoy discounts from this rate.
If you are camping and catering for yourself, then prices are: $250 per driver and vehicle, and $60 per passenger.

The annual Kaimanawa Horse Trek and Waiouru Explorer Mountain Bike ride will be conducted the same weekend.

Cancellation and refunds

Events could be cancelled or modified due to military requirements, weather conditions or unforseen logistical issues which make the running of events either unsafe or unable to be conducted on the scheduled dates and in the locations advertised. Please refer to the Payments and refunds section for details on the cancellation and refund policy.

National Army Museum

Remember the legends and pay tribute to the sacrifices. Stories of courage, comradeship and honour — all this and more at theNational Army Museum. Facilities include café, gift shop, interactive Kidz HQ, kids treasure hunts, greenstone memorial, and research library. Open daily 9am to 4.30pm, State Highway 1, Waiouru.

Print off this discount voucher and present it at the Museum reception to receive discounted entry. The voucher is valid until 31 Dec 2016 so if you don’t get a chance at the time of this event, be sure to stop there next time you are passing through.

Behind the scenes  narrated army vintage vehicle and equipment tour. These vehicle and equipment is not on display in the Museum. The tour takes about 90 Minutes and is narrate and personalised.  The cost per person will be $25.00 and will be payable in cash at the time of entry. The tour will be limited to the first 25 people who apply once we ask for applications.

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