About us

Importing Farm Machinery For Over 15 Years

If you’re looking to buy a UTV vehicle (See our ELECTRIC ATV or PETROL ATV), the team at Tuatara have the expert knowledge to give you professional advice. Geoff Hill has been importing agricultural and construction machinery from China for over 15 years. Qingmei Pang has an engineering background, as well as qualifications in international business.

In 2017, they founded Tuatara Machinery Limited, trading as Tuatara ATV, to produce an ATV specifically for New Zealanders: the Tuatara.

Why “Tuatara”? The iconic tuatara is an ancient lizard species found only in New Zealand. Each tuatara can live for more than 100 years, and its rugged appearance is strangely appealing. What better image could there be for New Zealand’s own ATV?

Geoff and Qingmei have designed the Tuatara ATV from the ground up to handle New Zealand conditions. It’s manufactured in China to their exacting specifications. The Tuatara is designed with strength in mind. It’s got plenty of power and carrying capacity, and a go-anywhere capability. Best of all, it’s made of tough, enduring steel, with plastic banished to the passenger compartment shrouding.

The Tuatara continues to evolve in response to customer feedback. Tuatara ATV is determined to make the Tuatara the offroad side-by-side UTV vehicle of choice for farmers, hunters, contractors and recreational users. There is no need for a special license and it can be driven on a class 1 or class 6 license.

Meet The Team

 Geoff Hill

Geoff Hill

Co-Founder - Director

Qingmei Pang

Qingmei Pang

Co-Founder - Director

IMG 1967 scaled

Michelle Morton    

Parts, Warranty and Office Administrator   

[email protected]

The Tuatara UTV Vehicle

The TUATARA ATV- Ultra Terrain Vehicle (UTV) is unmatched and unrivalled in features and quality in its class.  This is a truly versatile machine, suitable for almost any application, including farming, farm contracting, apiculture, horticulture, hunting, or purely recreational purposes.  In fact, the TUATARA ATV’s all-steel structure makes it probably the toughest ATV/UTV available in New Zealand.

We export Tuatara ATVs globally and currently distribute them to the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Europe, South America, and more. We are always happy to receive new Tuatara enquiries from any country.

“This is hands down the most versatile ATV I have purchased for the farm.” GREG FARRIER

“Brilliantly Engineered”

“Handles hills with ease”

“Looks and runs as reliably as a 1950’s Land Rover”

Our Trusted Partners & Associates

We work with a number of suppliers and business associates.

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Adventure Trail Ride - Motorcycle Tours of QLD
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Get In Touch

If you have any questions about the TUATARA ATV or any of our other products, just send us a message including your contact details and the nature of your enquiry.

Please use our CONTACT FORM for all New Zealand and International enquiries. We will respond quickly by phone or email.

Geoff Hill
NZ Sales
[email protected]
Michelle Morton
Parts, Warranty and Office Administrator
[email protected]


Mon: 8am – 5pm
Tue: 8am – 5pm
Wed: 8am – 5pm
Thur: 8am – 5pm
Fri: 8am – 5pm
Sat: 10am – 3pm
Sun: Closed

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