This tour is designed for keen riders who want to pack everything in and not miss a beat of beautiful New Zealand, the forgotten world. Beginning in Christchurch, the world’s friendliest city on the South Island. Ride around the south island’s beautiful southern alps, lakes, and national parks, all the way to the tip of the south island for the ferry across to the north. All those famous mountain passes and biker rides you’ve heard about are on your itinerary – Burkes Pass, Lindis Pass, The Catlins, Haast Pass, Milford Highway, Arthurs Pass, West Coast, and the fabulous Buller Gorge.  Leave everything to us, all you need to do is book your flights!
The scenic ferry crossing through the Marlborough Sounds to the North Island marks the start of your next great adventure to the land of volcanoes, lava plateaus, and crater lakes making for fantastic riding.
Head west towards the perfectly formed cone volcano of Mount Taranaki (Mt Egmont) via the famous “Forgotten World Highway” and wind your way over lush green rolling hills of  ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Country to a land of glow-worm caves, bubbling mud pools, and erupting geysers. The fast and twisty corners of the Coromandel Peninsula will have you in motorcycle heaven as you glide around the Motorcycle Mecca of New Zealand, finishing up in Auckland, the City of Sails on the North Island, marking the end to this brilliant trip. 

You’ll be riding between 9 am and 5 pm daily with time for lunch and snack breaks, photoshoots, and some activities which we’ll recommend to you when you book.
Immerse yourself in Nature’s wonders – parrots, seals, dolphins, whales, albatross, rainforests, glaciers, the world’s best unspoiled natural scenic beauty is here in New Zealand. And no one offers all of this and the time to enjoy and savor each location more than Big Bike Tours!

 

21 DAY TOUR (New Zealand - Forgotten World) | Best BMW Motorcycle Tour | BIG BIKE TOURS™

 

Tour Highlights: Christchurch, the ‘Garden City’; Lake Tekapo; Aoraki Mount Cook; Pacific Ocean; Otago Peninsula; Catlins Coastline; Classic Motorcycle Mecca; Burt Munro’s legendary ‘World’s Fastest Indian’; Fiordland National Park; Magical Milford Sound; Devil’s Staircase; Lake Wakatipu; The Remarkables; Queenstown, the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’; Mount Aspiring National Park; Haast Pass; Tasman Sea; Franz Josef Glacier; Tree Top Walk & Café; Hokitika; Punakaiki Rocks; Buller River; Reefton; Southern Alps; Lewis Pass; Hanmer Springs; Seaward Kaikoura Ranges; Kaikoura; whale-watching; Marlborough wine region; Marlborough Sounds; Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city; Te Papa; Rimutaka hills; Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre; Tongariro National Park; Forgotten World Highway; a tour of the Hobbiton set in “Middle Earth”; Rotorua; Mitai Village; Coromandel Peninsula; Hot Water Beach; Whitianga; Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’

TOUR OPERATORBig Bike Tours / South Pacific Motorcycle Tours
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONChristchurch (New Zealand) / Auckland (New Zealand)
DEPARTURE TIMEThe tour will start at 8.30 am the day after the arrival day.
RETURN TIMEThe tour will finish after breakfast at the hotel on departure day.
GEARWe recommend bringing your gear to be the most comfortable. BUT we also offer helmets, jackets, gloves, and knee guards (European high-quality brands in many different sizes). Please be informed, that we do not offer boots and trousers due to hygienic reasons.
INCLUDED
Airport pick up and drop off
Motorcycle BMW F700GS / F800GS (optional: BMW R1200GS  against surcharge)
20 nights Accommodation as per hotels/guesthouses/homestays and room types specified in the itinerary
4 x Breakfast and Welcome + Farewell Dinner
All entrance fees to sights and activities specified in the itinerary
Motorcycle Insurance/Registration/Maintenance/Licences/Preparation/Presentation
All paperwork permits needed
Experienced motorcycle mechanic accompanies the tour with service vehicle for luggage, spare parts, and repair tools
NZ-experienced and English/German-speaking “road captain” as a riding tour guide during the whole tour
Itinerary Design by our experts to provide you with an unsurpassed, unique experience, incorporating our secrets and off-the-tourist-track routes
General Admin Fees: Merchant Services Fees, Government Goods Services Tax (15%), Hotel service charge & room tax, and baggage handling
Famous Big Bike Tours “On zee bikes!” T-Shirt
Inter-island Ferry Fees for the motorcycle and two passengers
Relocation of your motorcycle back to the South Island after your Trip
NOT INCLUDED
All services not mentioned as included and all items of a personal nature
Alcoholic beverages and meals not specified in the itinerary
Travel insurance (cover against cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness). We highly recommend you arrange appropriate insurance in your home country
Domestic flights to and from New Zealand
Tips for guide and driver
Single room supplement
Personal expenses such as snacks, beverages, laundry, telephone calls, etc.
Additional activities or services or any other expenses not listed as “included.”
Visa fee for New Zealand

Please be informed, that we offer the best cost-benefit ratio for motorcycle touring in New Zealand. You can completely focus on your holiday, the adventure, the riding, and incredible New Zealand. Come ride with us – the real deal!

CHRISTCHURCH – LAKE TEKAPO – DUNEDIN – INVERCARGILL – FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK – MAGICAL MILFORD SOUND – TE ANAU – QUEENSTOWN – FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER VILLAGE – PUNAKAIKI – HAMMER SPRINGS VILLAGE – KAIKOURA – PICTON – WELLINGTON CITY – TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK – NEW PLYMOUTH – ROTORUA – COROMANDEL PENINSULA – AUCKLAND

(Distance: approximately 3.960 km / 2.460 miles)

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Day 1. Christchurch, Arrival


Upon arrival, we will meet you at the airport and drive you to the hotel (recommended arrival to Christchurch, no later than 3 pm). Welcome to New Zealand, Land of the Long White Cloud. Our Tour begins from Christchurch, Garden City. Spend the day exploring and relaxing, a City Tour by Tram is a great way to get around! At 5 pm, we meet for a welcome briefing and motorcycle handover and welcome dinner with the tour group, tour crew, and guides.
Overnight in Christchurch.

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Day 2. Christchurch – Lake Tekapo (270 km)


This morning we will be escorted from the hotel to our motorcycle service center, where we will be introduced to your chosen motorcycles. Enjoy fabulous care-free riding from a quiet location, beside sheep-filled green pastures. Along the way, there will be time to sample the local produce of a country town before a thrilling ride over the mountain pass to beautiful Lake Tekapo, home of the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd. There are also open-air hot springs here, star-gazing, and observatory tours.
Overnight at Lake Tekapo.

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Day 3. Lake Tekapo – Dunedin (254 km)


Pure enjoyment is riding along the lake to awe-inspiring Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain, with an altitude of 3,724 meters. We then twist and turn our way on traffic-free roads through limestone landscapes that lead us to the Pacific Ocean. Here we can explore the beach with its 65 million-year-old huge boulders. It’s then on to Dunedin City and the Otago Peninsula, home to the Royal Albatross, penguins, and seals.
Overnight in Dunedin.
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Day 4. Dunedin – Invercargill (244 km)


Our special route today skirts the white sand beaches of the Catlins Coastline for mile upon mile. The roads are deserted and the scenery is stunning.  We may be lucky enough to see an ancient fossilized forest on the beach if the tide is out. We finally arrive at New Zealand’s most southern point where there will be time for photos before arriving at the small city of Invercargill. If we still have time, we will visit its fascinating motorcycle museums: the famous “Classic Motorcycle Mecca“.
Overnight in Invercargill.
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Day 5. Invercargill – Fiordland National Park (191 km)


This morning we have time to visit another motorcycle museum: Burt Munro’s legendary ‘World’s Fastest Indian’! Well known from the movie, where Anthony Hopkins plays the true story of New Zealander Burt Munro, a man who never let the dreams of youth fade. After a lifetime perfecting his classic 1920 Indian motorcycle, Munro sets off from New Zealand to test his bike at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. With all odds against him, Munro wins support from unusual allies in his quest to set a new speed record. Burt Munro’s 1967 world record remains unbroken and his legend lives on today …
After a superb shorter ride of just a few hours will then transport us from the ocean to the Fiordland National Park with its huge mountains, stunning waterfalls, lakes, and beautiful marine reserves. Te Anau township nestled beside the lake is the ideal place to relax and revive.
Optional we highly recommend before dinner the Glow Worms Tour and Boat Ride.
Overnight in Te Anau (2 nights).
(Laundry service possible)
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Day 6. Magical Milford Sound (240 km)


Combine one of the finest scenic highways with one of the world’s best motorcycling roads and you have the Milford Road. Golden grasslands and mirror lakes give way to the rainforest, majestic waterfalls, raging rivers, and mile-high mountains. Emerge from a dark tunnel into a forgotten world and descend deep into the valley until you see the iconic Mitre Peak towering 1,692 meters from the seafloor. On Milford Sound, we will take a 2-hour boat cruise before retracing your steps back to Te Anau.
Overnight in Te Anau.
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Day 7. Te Anau - Queenstown (213 km)


This morning we will be riding to the adventure town of Queenstown via the ‘Devil’s Staircase‘. This is a wonderful road that snakes its way between Lake Wakatipu and the world’s most photographed mountain range – The Remarkables.  We will arrive in spell-binding Lord of the Rings country to try some wonderful activities (optional), which have made this area famous – bungy jumping, jet-boating, and white-water rafting.
Overnight in Queenstown (2 nights).
(Laundry service possible)
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Day 8. Rest Day in Queenstown


Today is a rest day. A day of leisure. Time to relax or optional individually you can explore Queenstown, the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’. In addition to the many adrenalin-pumping activities, you can also explore some of the surrounding historic gold-mining villages, go on a winery tour, take a steamboat ride across the lake to a remote sheep farm, or take a stunning motorcycle ride beside the lake.
Optional recommend activities: Shotover Jet, Whitewater Rafting, Historic Steamboat Cruise, Skyline Gondola, and Luge
Overnight in Queenstown.
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Day 9. Queenstown - Franz Josef Glacier Village (351 km)


This morning we will be riding among the clouds over NZ’s highest tar-sealed road!  We now leave the southern lakes by riding through Mount Aspiring National Park to the West Coast. We will experience raging rivers, waterfalls, and Rainforest as we may our way through Haast Pass to the Tasman Sea. This area is known as New Zealand’s wilderness, and we will be able to stretch our legs by taking a walk into the rainforest to a waterfall. Our home for this evening is tiny Franz Josef village where there is time to get up close to the Glaciers or have a soak in the local open-air hot pools surrounded by Rainforest!
Overnight in Franz Josef Glacier Village.
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Day 10. Franz Josef Glacier Village - Punakaiki (217 km)


This morning we snake our way along the dramatic rugged coastline of the isolated West Coast. We have the opportunity to stop at Tree Top Walk & Café, an exhilarating treetop adventure among temperate rainforest giants. At Hokitika, we will explore the famous driftwood beach, meet the local craftspeople, and learn about the gold mining days back in 1864 when the largest gold nugget weighing 2.8 kgs was found. We continue along the magnificent coastline to visit see the amazing Punakaiki Rocks and blowholes.
Overnight in Punakaiki.
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Day 11. Punakaiki - Hammer Springs Village (259 km)


Starting with one of the best coastal rides in the world, we meander our way inland once more, this time heading east beside the mighty Buller River. After stopping to visit the township of Reefton, the first town in New Zealand to receive electricity, we traverse the Southern Alps once more, this time via the legendary Lewis Pass, with an elevation of 907 meters. Finally, we arrive at the pretty village of Hanmer Springs.
Overnight in Hammer Springs Village.
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Day 12. Hammer Springs Village – Kaikoura (131 km)


This morning we will have time to explore the village or soak away any aches and pains at the open-air thermal hot pools.  This afternoon we take another fabulous ride via the back roads.  This road runs alongside the Seaward Kaikoura Ranges all the way to the Pacific Ocean. The town of Kaikoura, perched on the shore beneath the mountains, is famous for its seafood of tasty to crayfish and scallops and all the sea creatures that share this area with the friendly people who live here.
Overnight in Kaikoura.
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Day 13. Kaikoura – Picton (156 km)


This morning the highlight activity on this tour: whale-watching, which entails a two-hour adrenalin-pumping boat ride out to sea. We then head north alongside the Pacific Ocean. The road then turns inland over roller-coaster hills and through the vineyards of the famous Marlborough wine region.  We will have time for taking lunch at a winery before resting in Picton, a small harbor town nestled amongst the Marlborough Sounds.
Overnight in Picton.
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Day 14. Rest Day: Picton Ferry & Wellington City


We can enjoy a well-earned rest today as we embark on one of the world’s most scenic ferry crossings today to the North Island which takes approximately 3 hours.  The scenery of the Marlborough Sounds is simply stunning we cruise across the Cook Strait.  We will soon be in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. Optional, we highly recommend visiting the innovative and interactive national museum, Te Papa, this afternoon Entry is free.
Overnight in Wellington.
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Day 15. Wellington – Tongariro National Park (396 km)


Today is all about riding! After riding over the Rimutaka hills and through quaint countryside villages we visit the Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre & Café. After we will continue our ride to Tongariro, New Zealand’s oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area. This status recognizes the park’s important Māori cultural and spiritual associations as well as its outstanding volcanic features.
Overnight in the National Park.
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Day 16. Tongariro National Park - New Plymouth (via the Forgotten World Highway) (260 km)


This great-riding day is one of the tour highlights and takes us to the North Island’s west coast onto Mt. Taranaki via the famous “Forgotten World Highway“. This stretch of gravel road is a must-do for all riders around the world and if you haven’t ridden it – you really should. The Forgotten World Highway brings us to the self-proclaimed Republic of Whangamomona. In 1989 this small rural town was the victim of an unwanted regional boundary change and, in disgust, decided to proclaim its independence from NZ. Today, you can claim your own Whangamamona passport as a souvenir. No visit to this eccentric place would be complete without a stop at the famed local tavern for lunch, where we’ll enjoy some real country hospitality. We’ll follow this up by amazing riding and spending a night of luxury on the west coast.
Overnight in New Plymouth.
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Day 17. New Plymouth. - Rotorua (322 km)


Bidding farewell to Mt Taranaki we ride north through the forests and gorges of the west coast towards the center of the North Island. Today we’ll journey to Middle Earth and experience a tour of the Hobbiton set. The scenic highlights between New Plymouth and Rotorua will not disappoint as we traverse the unusual, volcanic geography combined with large pine forest plantations.
Overnight in Rotorua (2 nights).
(Laundry service available)
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Day 18. Rest Day in Rotorua


Rotorua is one of New Zealand’s premier tourist destinations and is known as a geothermal wonderland. Perched on a volcanic Plateau, Rotorua has one of the world’s most lively fields of geothermal activity. Here we can visit skyrocketing geysers, hot springs, and boiling mud pools. Rotorua also has many attractions to get the adrenalin flowing such as Skydiving, Luging, and Zorbing. We will have the opportunity to take part in a ‘Hangi’ Feast and a Maori Cultural Performance at Mitai Village.
Overnight in Rotorua.
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Day 19. Rotorua - Coromandel Peninsula (222 km)


The Coromandel Peninsula is heaven for motorcyclists with twists, turns, convoluted hills, and pretty bays providing a challenging variety of corner-carving delights. Sea-side villages provide light refreshment before the fun really begins! Fabulous beaches, including the famous Hot Water Beach, set the scene for your wonderful overnight stay at Whitianga with clear blue waters and sea cave adventures.
Overnight in Whitianga.
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Day 20. Coromandel Peninsula - Auckland (233 km)


This morning we enjoy delightful narrow and twisty bends once more as we ride along the coast of the Coromandel Peninsula with its ancient native tree-lined beaches and spectacular scenery. Eventually, we will recognize the horizon of Auckland ‘City of Sails’ in front of us with the familiar sight of the Sky Tower. This afternoon it will be time to take our riding boots off and say goodbye to your motorcycles. Farewell dinner with the tour group, tour crew, and guides.
Overnight in Auckland.
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Day 21. Auckland, Departure


Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Auckland Airport (International Terminal) or stay and explore Auckland and the surrounding area.
End of Tour
21 DAY TOUR (The Forgotten World) | Best Price BMW Motorcycle Tour in New Zealand | BIG BIKE TOURS™

Some of the very best motorcycling roads in the world are to be found in the South Island of New Zealand thanks to the Southern Alps spine that runs virtually down the middle. Roads are often empty, with fantastic sweeping bends and great visibility. In contrast, the North Island also offers great riding, with its volcanic plateaus, rolling hills, beach-lined peninsulas, and thermal highways.

5 TIPS FOR MOTORCYCLE TOURING IN NEW ZEALAND

  1. Allow time to get over jetlag, you may have just crossed 10 time zones in just over 24 hours. Not many of us get the chance to go to New Zealand more than once in our lives, so don’t rush it.
  2. Stopover en route, how many times in your life do you get to visit Asia? Depending on who you fly with, why not use this opportunity to visit places like Singapore, Bangkok, Dubai, Hong Kong, Sydney, Los Angeles, Hawaii, or the Cook Islands. Ask your flight agent.
  3. Speed cameras, the myths are true! They are hidden in bizarre places. And they are NOT painted in bright garish colors, so you can spot them a mile off. You have been warned.
  4. ‘Metal’ roads are gravel, not tarmac. Many side roads in New Zealand will show a sign stating metal road. We do not encourage riding on metal or un-made roads – in New Zealand, you can get up close to unsurpassed scenery of imaginable beauty without leaving the tarmac.
  5. The sun is deceptively strong, so wear plenty of sun cream to prevent yourself from getting burnt, especially your face.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  1. Participants must be over 18 years of age, in good health and a motorcycle driving license is required to rent and ride motorcycles in New Zealand.
  2. Please wear riding equipment as well as safety protectors meeting DOT international standards. The helmet, riding clothes, riding pants, riding gloves, riding boots, etc. are all required.
  3. Changing the assigned driver of any motorcycles is strictly prohibited. He (she) who violates this will be responsible for it if any accidents or damages caused.

Please contact us if you need to book other itineraries or any other personal customized ones.

ROAD CONDITIONS

The famous New Zealand motorcycle touring roads make for terrific riding, in some districts, it looks like the designer who created the roads has a phobia of straight lines! Due to a small population, the roads are empty and the surfaces on the routes we choose are fantastic. We avoid the main truck routes and stick to the bendy inland highways, we take you to the best biking roads this country can offer, and some that many other companies don’t know or have time for.

ROAD RIDING

Motorcycle riding in New Zealand is generally relaxed, so you can take in the scenery and see this wonderful country at a comfortable pace, it’s certainly the most important thing to us in the world that everyone enjoys the ride. This is why we use the best bikes, maintain them to exacting standards and equip them with the best touring tires to provide the best grip possible, we never cut costs and are proud of our high-quality service.
Some routes are challenging, so you will need some degree of experience with riding the size of motorcycle you have chosen for your trip.

WEATHER CONDITIONS

New Zealand’s North Island is subtropical and the South Island temperate, to get the most enjoyment out of the weather December through to March is the best time to visit. June, July, and August are the coldest months and the mountainous areas often close due to snow.
During our summer our temperature range between 20 – 40 Celsius Degree (68F – 104F)
During winter it can be anything between 0 – 20 Celsius Degree (32F – 68F)
The summer sun can be fierce so sunscreen is highly recommended, also wear layers and be prepared to ride in both hot and colder weather.

REGISTRATION / DEPOSIT
Due to the cumbersome logistics involved with obtaining all necessary permits and formalities, we must impose the following conditions for registration of your participation in the tour:

• The deadline for the latest registrations is two months before the tour start
• Confirmation of your participation in the tour will only be confirmed against the payment of a 10% deposit (down payment) of the total tour price
• First come – first served: the date of receipt of your deposit (down payment) will determine whose participation will be confirmed first. We will not confirm participation in the tour before receipt of your deposit.

We shall guarantee the departure of the tour with a minimum of 6 bikers and shall limit the maximum size of the group to not more than 15 bikes.

With your registration for the tour, we also need the following personal data from you:

Family Name(s) – as per passport:
First Name(s) – as per passport:
Passport Number:
Nationality:
Date of Birth:
Passport Issue Date:
Passport Issue Place:
Passport Expiry Date:

Please note that to participate in this tour, you must hold a full and valid motorcycle license to legally ride the requested size motorcycle in your country of residence.

For inquiries or in case of any uncertainties, please contact us at info@bigbiketours.com

FULL PREPAYMENT
Because we shall have to fully prepay all suppliers far in advance, we require your full prepayment of the tour (minus the deposit) by the latest two months before the tour start.

CANCELLATION FEES
Please note that the following cancellation fees apply in the case that you are obliged to cancel the reservations for the tour at the last minute:

If cancellation is received: Fee (in % of the total tour price)
60 Days to 15 Days 30% of Tour cost
30 Days to 8 Days 50% of Tour cost
14 Days or less 100% of Tour cost

We strongly recommend that you purchase individualized travel and/or medical insurance from any insurance company in your home market to prevent from having to incur any unexpected medical or travel expenses.

INSURANCE

Big Bike Tours and our cooperation partner South Pacific Motorcycle Tours are fully insured to cover vehicle damage, loss, and theft. Our standard excess is USD 3,500 but you can reduce this down to USD 500 by paying USD 30 per day and for an extra USD 10 per day this waiver any costs arising from lost or broken keys, flat tires, and Kea Parrot damage (these parrots live in alpine areas only).

When we overhand your bike a credit card authorization will be taken and you will be asked to sign a Rental Agreement.  In the event of an accident or incident involving vehicles or accessories hired or a third party vehicle, you pledge to pay an amount as deemed appropriate by SPMT for the repair costs, or an estimated amount while final repair costs are being sought, up to the maximum Insurance Excess amount chosen.

BASIC ROAD RULES
It is important to view the road rules before you ride, below are some brief tips, we’ll always give you a safety briefing before you depart, but for the official New Zealand road code visit the NZ Transport Agency website.

  • Speed Limits: 100 km/h max on the open road and 50 km/h in built-up areas, all speed signs are well signposted.
  • Giving Way: In general, give way to the right. When at a STOP sign you must stop completely and give way to all traffic until it is clear to proceed.
  • Traffic not turning at cross junctions (going straight) have the right of way over turning traffic.
  • Signs at single-lane bridges advise of who has right of way, slow down, and be prepared to stop.
  • Corner Speed: There are speed recommendation signs on most bends in New Zealand and can be used as a rough guide to judge your speed into corners.
  • Driving Licence: You must hold a full motorcycle license or be able to legally ride the requested size motorcycle in your country of residence, proof will be required in the form of your physical driver’s license. Any overseas licenses will need to be translated before arriving (check with your travel agent).
  • Safety: When riding in New Zealand you are required to wear a helmet by law, we can provide all your motorcycle gear, but for comfort purposes, you can bring your own. Tinted visors are ok during the daytime but bring your clear with you.
  • Alcohol: Riding/Driving in New Zealand while intoxicated is a very serious offense and random breath testing happens very often all over the country, even in rural areas. The legal limit is 80 milligrams of alcohol for every 100mls of blood, in other words, you could go over the limit with two pints of normal strength beer or a large glass of wine. If you have a heavy night drinking you may still be over the limit first thing in the morning so delay your riding till later, if you are caught drink driving you automatically lose your license, the bike, and will incur a large fine or be imprisoned until your court hearing. i.e. Vacation Over.
  • Overtaking: You may not cross a solid yellow line to overtake, they are there to warn of hidden dangers so abide by this rigidly. Broken white lines are fine and you should stay within the speed limit. You are not allowed to cross the center line if you are not overtaking and must keep left when driving normally.
  • Parking: Consider your parking carefully, for your convenience remember to park the back wheel down to the curb, this will make it easier to ride away, it also illegal to park on the opposite side of the road facing traffic.
  • Beware of Kea Parrots. If you are near the mountains keep an eye out for Kea parrots as they will happily peck a hole in your seat within seconds (we’re not joking), and their sharp talons will instantly damage your seat if they land on it. We provide kea parrot insurance options to reduce damage costs.
  • New Zealand is generally a very safe place, but make sure your motorbike is tucked away at night or even kept under-cover if at all possible. Lastly, be aware of kiwi drivers generally, they are used to driving in a quiet country on very empty roads and many do not have the same experience with motorcycles as in other busier countries.
  • Roadworks: Roadworks are seldom motorcycle friendly in NZ. Whilst some are easy to navigate, others can be a little daunting. Slow and steady.

Tour Highlights: Christchurch, the ‘Garden City’; Lake Tekapo; Aoraki Mount Cook; Pacific Ocean; Otago Peninsula; Catlins Coastline; Classic Motorcycle Mecca; Burt Munro’s legendary ‘World’s Fastest Indian’; Fiordland National Park; Magical Milford Sound; Devil’s Staircase; Lake Wakatipu; The Remarkables; Queenstown, the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’; Mount Aspiring National Park; Haast Pass; Tasman Sea; Franz Josef Glacier; Tree Top Walk & Café; Hokitika; Punakaiki Rocks; Buller River; Reefton; Southern Alps; Lewis Pass; Hanmer Springs; Seaward Kaikoura Ranges; Kaikoura; whale-watching; Marlborough wine region; Marlborough Sounds; Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city; Te Papa; Rimutaka hills; Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre; Tongariro National Park; Forgotten World Highway; a tour of the Hobbiton set in “Middle Earth”; Rotorua; Mitai Village; Coromandel Peninsula; Hot Water Beach; Whitianga; Auckland, the ‘City of Sails’


Day 1. Christchurch, Arrival


Day 2. Christchurch – Lake Tekapo (270 km)


Day 3. Lake Tekapo – Dunedin (254 km)


Day 4. Dunedin – Invercargill (244 km)


Day 5. Invercargill – Fiordland National Park (191 km)


Day 6. Magical Milford Sound (240 km)


Day 7. Te Anau – Queenstown (213 km).


Day 8. Rest Day in Queenstown


Day 9. Queenstown – Franz Josef Glacier Village (351 km)


Day 10. Franz Josef Glacier Village – Punakaiki (217 km)


Day 11. Punakaiki – Hammer Springs Village (259 km)


Day 12. Hammer Springs Village – Kaikoura (131 km)


Day 13. Kaikoura – Picton (156 km)


Day 14. Rest Day: Picton Ferry & Wellington City


Day 15. Wellington – Tongariro National Park (396 km)


Day 16. Tongariro National Park – New Plymouth (via the Forgotten World Highway) (260 km)


Day 17. New Plymouth – Rotorua (322 km)


Day 18. Rest Day in Rotorua


Day 19. Rotorua – Coromandel Peninsula (222 km)


Day 20. Coromandel Peninsula – Auckland (233 km)


Day 21. Auckland, Departure


2022 Tour Starts
| 10. April – 30. April |
| 25. September – 15. October |

2023 Tour Starts
| 09. April – 29. April |
| 24. September – 14. October |


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US$2,680
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