Otago - real 4WD country

Tucked against a classic Central Otago backdrop in Queenstown you'll find Central 4WD. 100% locally family-owned and operated by Karl and Jo Ridgway and the dedicated team.
Offering all our customers valuable knowledge, experience, and efficient service. We also stock and source a comprehensive range of 4WD parts, new and used.
Whatever your 4WD requirements, we are here to help.

It's in our blood

Central 4WD was started by Charlie, Karl's father when the family immigrated to New Zealand in 1987. Together the two ran the workshop living and breathing 4WDs for 27 years.
When Charlie retired Karl took over the business, and the next generation can also be found on the workshop floor with Karl's son Jamie continuing on the legacy of trusted 4WD services.

  • We're a friendly bunch

    Get in touch or come on down for a chat. You might even catch Charlie who's still in one day a week keeping an eye on us.

What our customers say

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When customers become friends

Danny Maguire - "I have been a customer of Central 4WD for what feels like an eternity...

and I have trusted their expertise on 4WDs more times than I can count. For example, who knew that Land Rover wheel nuts were not only specific to each wheel on the vehicle but specific to each wheel stud? Or that a replacement brake light lens on a Land Rover Defender came in both front and rear options? Not me, that’s for sure. The sunny disposition of the staff is always welcoming.
In short, if you own a 4WD, and especially a Land Rover in the Central Otago region you’re going to spend most of your life on their premises, so you may as well get used to it."