I went to NZ this year with my dad and my aunt. Between us we have plenty of snow, dirt and 4wd driving experience. The roads are AWESOME and the driving is fun and definitely a "pro" for NZ skiing for me. And we only had a soft roader Rav4, with a diesel Prado it would have been so cool. At the end of the day at Mt Hutt, lock the diff, put it in 1st and walk it down the hill without even having to touch the brakes, soak in the views, appreciate a well gritted and cambered corner, aah bliss. I might even go so far as to say there's no such thing as bad roads, only bad drivers! I'll continue to sell NZ as a combined skiing/4wdriving holiday to friends who enjoy a good dirt road.