Dig This – a heavy vehicle theme park designed to fulfil childhood dreams
Imagine an adult sand box (or sandpit in the southern hemisphere) filled with dirt and gravel inhabited by giant machines – a real-life theme park dedicated to heavy machinery matched with fun activities.
Big and boisterous, Dig This is created with big kids in mind. As the engines fire up, you’ll feel the power of mastering a six tonne excavator while stacking giant tyres, or deftly picking up a basketball with the digger claws.
If you’re an actual kid, never fear, there’s plenty on offer for you too. While mum and dad get stuck-in over at the main pit, you can have a go with the Mini Digs. These smaller but real life diggers are available to children over four years old (and any adult not quite ready to get behind the wheel of a larger machine).
Southland local Ed Mumm pioneered the first Dig This in Steamboat Springs Colorado in 2007 before he moved the attraction to Las Vegas, and now he’s thrilled to bring his ultimate stomping ground for big machinery back home to New Zealand.
Invercargill is New Zealand’s southernmost town, and no stranger to petrol heads and inventive motorists. National speedster icon Burt Munro, the inspiration behind the film The World’s Fastest Indian, lived and raced here, and is celebrated in February with the Burt Munro Challenge on Oreti Beach. It is also home to the Bill Richardson Transport World and Motorcycle Mecca. The latest addition of Dig This will ensure that Invercargill holds its place as the motoring capital of New Zealand.
Your digger-mad clients are now able to get behind the wheels, levers, and buttons of these behemoth beauties as the park officially opened on Monday, 2 October.