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.

Our Co-Founders

 Geoff Hill

Geoff Hill


Qingmei Pang

Qingmei Pang


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 just about 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 and has numerous add-ons to make the Tuatara even more versatile.

We also export to all countries, including the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Europe, South America and many more countries.

“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.

Aiora - Supplements
HM Auto Electrical mobile electrical logo
Adventure Trail Ride - Motorcycle Tours of QLD
Abiliquip - Mobility Van Modifications

Tuatara International

We also export to all countries. Including; US, Canada, UK, Australia, Europe, South America and many more countries.

TAB International
Adventure Trail Ride - Motorcycle Tours of QLD

Get In Touch

If you have any questions about the Tuatara UTV, or any of our other products, just send us a message including your contact details and the nature of your enquiry. We generally respond the same day that a message is received.


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

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