Northland Historic 4WD Tours and Walks

IRoam Taiamai (iRoam) is an active and lively tourism company offering history tours and walks in a unique and personal manner.

Located on around 500 hectares of ancient land and farmland close to the small town of Ohaeawai, the area has an immense past, dating back millions of years.

Come join us! and experience this vibrant region steeped in history, whilst touring through fantastic, revered scenery.

Tours Available


Tours take place using a 6 seater all terrain 4WD vehicle.
Please note we currently have two tours with differences, however some information does overlap.

Tours will generally last around 2 hours, not including the opportunity to walk through the gardens at Ludbrook House, given 4 stars by the NZ Garden Trust.

There is also a shop selling Ludbrook House Fine Foods:, and a Park Over Property RV Park offered:

If we are going to discuss the area of Taiamai (Ty-ah-my) and its place in New Zealand’s history, let’s start back at the beginning.
The oldest rocks in New Zealand date back 510 million years ago to what is referred to as the Cambrian period.

New Zealand was a unique country as it had no mammals before it was first settled by the Maori 1200 to 700 years ago. When the first maori settlers moved inland from Paihia they discovered a place where the soils were rich and free draining, the rainfall plentiful, and the climate mild.

Rangi is the sky, the father of all things; Papa is the earth, the mother of all things. In the beginning there was darkness, and these two, the earth and the sky, lay together.

The colonial history of Taiamai (Ty-ah-my) is very connected to the Ludbrook family.

IRoam CEO Roger Ludbrook’s ancestor, Henry Williams, first purchased Tupe Tupe as one of 4 land purchases made between 1832 and 1834.

Finding Us

Working hours

Tours leave daily - 10am or 2pm Private tours can be booked outside of these times with prior arrangements. Tours are currently limited to 5 people.

We are here

7491 State Highway 1, Ohaeawai 0472, Northland, New Zealand, Phone: 09-405 9846