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Our Co-Founders

Importing Farm Machinery For Over 15 Years

If you’re looking to buy a UTV vehicle (See our ELECTRIC UTV or PETROL UTV), 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 UTV, to produce a UTV specifically for Queenslanders: the TUATARA.

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

Geoff and Qingmei have designed the TUATARA UTV from the ground up to handle Queensland 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 only the passenger compartment shrouding.

The TUATARA continues to evolve in response to customer feedback. Tuatara UTV 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 C License.

 Geoff Hill

Geoff Hill


Qingmei Pang

Qingmei Pang


Tuatara Queensland

 Craig Henwood

Craig Henwood

Queensland Distributor

Craig has joined Tuatara after moving to Queensland from Christchurch, NZ, in 2022. Craig has been integrally involved in Tuatara’s success as a business coach for both founders, assisting in the growth and development of Tuatara.

Craig has an excellent understanding of the vehicle’s success and value in the market of farming and hunting utility vehicles.

If you live in Australia and are interested in a new off-road utility vehicle, get in touch with Craig at 0422 501 955 or [email protected]

What Our Customers Say

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We bought the electric Tuatara - what a game changer! Easy to get in and out of and very quiet. Runs for two weeks on a single charge. We charge it up on sunny days via our solar panels, so cost is minimal. Great working height of the tilt tray too. Very pleased we got the front and rear windscreens as we have a lot of Golden Ord Spiders in our olive grove and it stops them hitting your face. We are in the process of putting fake grass on the black tray matting so its not too hot for the dogs to stand in the back. Highly recommend one of these to anyone wanting to buy one for their farm. Craig is easy to work with and very helpful in explaining all the safety features of the Tuatara. Thanks Craig.
Craig and the team know the ins and outs of all their products and deliver a great product at a great price.
Incredibly practical farm vehicle. Great service and after sales service. Charged from 44% in 2 1/4 hours from our 6kVA stand alone solar.
Excellent machine, exactly what I was looking for and more, I wouldn’t wait any longer to buy one right now, just imagine how easy your life could be.
We went looking for a better option after struggling with bad buggies, service issues, and cheap sub quaility parts. Found Tuatara through a mate and was very surprised!These vehicles are a small tank compared to other farm "side by sides".I can get to all the greese points, I can get to all the components.The best bit too was the speed of answers. We asked a question and Craig was onto it.Ill update this post in 10-12 months once we have run them in and give a more practical 'uesage' review. but the first week has been a blast.
When I was looking for a 3 or 4 seater farm buggy, I could not find anything suitable until I came across the website of Tuatara UTV's. The owner, Craig, helped me with making an educated choice by showing and let me drive the 2 models, a petrol and an electric version, both very powerful and versatile 3 seater off road machines.My petrol version was personally delivered by Craig to my farm within a week. Great customer service and I look forward getting lots of use out of it.
Craig runs his business out of my Clontarf yard, and he goes out of his way to help his customers, and his Tuatara buggies are great machines, I recommend you check them out.

“Love it”

Onno - small block farmer Rocksberg.

“Mine's going like an absolute weapon, and we are getting a week's use before having to recharge"

Adam- landscaper Ashmore.

"I've been working on a Tuatara UTV and I am impressed by their strength and build quality. They are a machine built for heavy farm work and not a flashy speed machine."

Patrick - Mechanic - NSW

“Hi Craig, it’s going very well and is very well suited to our type of farm work"

Dave - Cray Farm NSW

Get In Touch

If you live in QLD or NSW and have any questions about the Tuatara UTV Vehicle or any of our other products, just send us a message, including your contact details and the nature of your enquiry. We will respond quickly to any message received.


Queensland & NSW Distributor Location

1 Robson St
Clontarf QLD 4019, Australia


[email protected]


Mon: 8am - 5pm
Tue: 8am - 5pm
Wed: 8am - 5pm
Thur: 8am - 5pm
Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat: 8am - 12pm
Sun: Closed

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