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Start your tour with a ride to the alpine town of Hanmer Springs and have a soak in the natural hot springs.
You're in motorcycle heaven while you explore the wild West Coast and Glacier Country. Cross over stunning Haast Pass, discover primeval Fiordland and the big skies of Central Otago.
Fall in love with Queenstown - the adrenaline capital of the world, bungy, jet boat,kayak or just chill out before heading to Dunedin - New Zealand’s Heritage and Wildlife city. Ride over the divine Lindis Pass and view Aoraki / Mt Cook from the edge of the incredibly blue Lake Tekapo, then loop back to Christchurch and the end of your 11 Day guided motorcycle tour.
What's included in the Luxury Tour?
Nov 2015 Jan 2016 Feb 2016 Mar 2016
19-29 13-23 22 Feb-3 Mar 20-30
Band A – G650GS, F700GS, F800R, F800GS, F800GT, Triumph Tiger 800
Band B – R1200GS, Spyder ST, R1200RS, R1200R,
Band C - S100XR, R1200RT, K1600GT, K1600GTL, Spyder RT
Please Note: All tour prices are PER PERSON in New Zealand dollars and include GST (Goods & Services Tax)
|Band A||Band B||Band C|
|Couple, 1 bike share double||$8035||$8540||$8825|
|Rider, own room||$12415||$13425||$13995|
|2 Riders 2 bikes, share twin||$9450||$10460||$11030|
|Band A||Band B||Band C|
|Couple, 1 bike share double||$5340||$5850||$6090|
|Rider, own room||$8440||$9460||$9940|
|2 Riders 2 bikes, share twin||$6520||$7540||$8020|
|Day 1||Christchurch to Hanmer Springs 134km/84 miles: Leave Christchurch and head north along the Coast Road to the thermal resort of Hanmer Springs - Enjoy the rolling Canterbury Plains and see Frog Rock along the way. Set in a basin of forest clad mountains and home to natural hot springs, Hamner Springs is where you can soak, relax and get in the holiday mood.|
|Day 2||Hanmer Springs to Punakaiki 260km/165 miles: Ride the spectacular Lewis Pass - a fantastic scenic ride and an old Maori greenstone trail. Stop at Reefton, a historic gold mining town for lunch then head to Punakaiki on the wild West Coast. See Pancake Rocks, incredible rock formations and blowholes were 30 million years in the making.|
|Day 3||Punakaiki to Franz Josef Glacier 216km/134 miles. 4 hours: The West Coast road looks towards the Tasman Sea on the right and Southern Alps on the left. Known as 'The Ice Run', this road provides superb riding. The glaciers are an awe inspiring spectacle, amazing seen from the ground, and even more stunning from above. A helicopter can take you on a trip you'll never forget!|
|Day 4||Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown 355km/219 miles 5.5 hour: Heading north on the Tasman coast road - wild and beautiful, we stop to sign a pebble on Bruce Bay - a Kiwi tradition! The scenery changes dramatically to native forest as we turn inland to cross the famous Haast Pass. Tumbling rivers, waterfalls and winding undulating riding. Again, the scenery changes as we enter central Otago and the Mount Aspiring National Park - we ride beside huge lakes with a background of snow capped mountains and cross the highest sealed road in New Zealand, the Crown Ranges and descend into the Adventure Capital of the World - Queenstown!|
|Day 5||Explore Queenstown: Paragliding, jet boating, bungee jumping and white water rafting are just a few of the adventure activities that you can try in Queenstown. Or, you could take a ride along the ribbon of lakeside road to Glenorchy, visit a vineyard for lunch, or explore Arrowtown a historic gold mining town full of cafes and art galleries, site of Lord of the Rings filming.|
|Day 6||Queenstown to Te Anau 173 km/105 miles 3 hours: Take a short, but stunning ride to Te Anau and see Fiordland's primeval landscapes. This is one of the few places on the planet the wilderness is still pristine. Waterfalls tumble hundreds of metres into forested valleys, the mirror surfaces of the fiords reflect the majestic towering mountains where the word 'silence' takes on a different meaning.|
|Day 7||Te Anau to Milford Sound - Te Anau 110km/68 miles each way 2.5 hours each way: Ride along the shores of Lake Te Anau, through the famous Homer tunnel, and down to Milford Sound. The mountainous views on the road to Milford are almost as impressive as the Fiord itself. Keep an eye out for kea, a cheeky alpine parrot with a taste for rubber and plastic. Your cruise around Milford Sound is included.|
|Day 8||Te Anau to Dunedin 320km/198 miles 5 hours: Today's route is a curvaceous ride that winds through central Otago, to the very Scottish city of Dunedin. Victorian architecture and the divine Otago Peninsula makes this a particularly attractive place to visit. We pass through the fly- fishing capital of New Zealand - Gore where we stop for lunch and visit a fascinating vintage aircraft museum and workshop|
|Day 9||Free day to explore Dunedin: Dunedin is the heritage and wilderness capital of New Zealand. You can choose to explore the city or ride out to the Otago Peninsula to see albatross and yellow-eyed penguins. The Peninsula has winding roads with stunning coastal views, while the city has historic buildings, museums and art galleries waiting to be explored|
|Day 10||Dunedin to Tekapo 434km/269 miles: Leave Dunedin for a great ride over the Maungatua Ranges. The area is typical of the dry Maniototo region - sparse, tussock clad, rolling hills. Stop at Cromwell the 'fruit bowl of New Zealand'. Then take on the Lindis Pass, the saddle with alpine landscape between Lindis Valley and the Ahuriri River to Lake Tekapo.|
|Day 11||Tekapo to Christchurch 274km/170 miles: Lake Tekapo offers breath taking views of Mt Cook, New Zealand's tallest mountain. At the Church of the Good Shepherd, admire the bronze statue of a sheep dog and views of the turquoise lake. Ride on to Christchurch via Burkes Pass, Mount Hutt and the Canterbury plains. Arrive in Christchurch and we relive our tour, say our goodbyes and make plans to return over a farewell meal!|
The fly-in, fly-out Heli Hike combines the excitement of walking on the Fox Glacier with the thrill of helicopter flights. By flying in you are able to access and explore a part of the glacier where its forces work hardest. Your guide chooses the route as you go and with an eye for the most spectacular ice formations you'll soon be making your way through a wonderland of towering pinnacles and brilliantly blue ice. 2 hours ice-time. NZ$399
Sub-tropical forest and snow-covered glaciers vie for space on this narrow strip of land sandwiched between the Tasman Sea and the Southern Alps on the West Coast of the South Island. Experience the seclusion of a snow landing in this largely inaccessible alpine region.
Franz Josef Glacier Snow Landing 20 minute flight NZ$235
Fox and Franz Josef Twin Glacier, with Glacier Landing NZ$300
Mount Cook Spectacular with Glacier Landing.Glacial icefalls, crevasses and neves, views from the coast to mountain tops – you get to see both glaciers and New Zealand’s highest peak NZ$440
Climb aboard your jet-turbine-powered helicopter for a spectacular flight up Skippers Canyon, the site of one of the world's richest gold strikes. The flight pushes your adrenalin levels to the edge with a roller coaster ride through the Canyon. Half day NZ$309
The Triple Challenge is a great value outdoor adventure package, combining three awesome activities: an exhilarating jetboat ride on the world-famous Shotover Jet; action packed helicopter ride; and adrenaline fuelled white water rafting adventure!Half day NZ$410
This outdoor adventure package includes a thrilling jetboat ride on the world famous Shotover Jet, a helicopter ride into stunning Skippers Canyon, the Shotover Jet white water experience, rounded off with a Nevis Highwire Bungy jump. Full day NZ$659
The Ultimate Challenge is Bungy jumping from Kawarau Bridge - where bungy jumping was invented! From nervous to completely elated in five seconds. 99% of clients say it's the best thing they have ever done. NZ$195
Step aboard - watch the stokers fuelling the fireboxes and hear the hiss of the steam engines working as the TSS Earnslaw takes you on a nostalgic cruise of beautiful Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown. Following your TSS Earnslaw cruise, join a guided horse trek with a local horseman at Walter Peak High Country Farm. Your experienced guide will take you across rolling farm terraces to an outlook with spectacular views of the Wakatipu scenery. Your horse trek takes around 40 minutes and is followed by morning or afternoon tea. Suitable for riders of all abilities, including first-time riders 3.5 hours NZ$116
Take an exhilarating Tandem Paragliding flight from the top of the Skyline Gondola in Queenstown. An adrenaline flying trip or a relaxed sightseeing tour - it's your choice. NZ$209
It takes a certain kind of person to jump from 15000ft into thin air. Harnessed to an experienced, qualified Jumpmaster, you step out that aircraft door and for some 60 seconds you plummet towards the ground at 200KPH, Terminal Velocity. Altitude Prices : 15,000ft $439 (60 second freefall) 12,000ft $329 (45 second freefall) 9,000ft $299 (25 second freefall)
Have you ever seen limestone passages sculpted by water up-close? Have you drifted in silent darkness beneath the luminous blue-green shimmer of thousands of glowworms? A visit to the Te Anau Glowworm Caves is a must-see.From NZ$75
Milford Sound is a simply stunning natural wonder of world fame. In Maori legend, the fiords were created not by rivers of ice, but by Tu Te Raki Whanoa, a godly figure who came wielding a magical adze and uttering incantations. NZ$75 (included on Guided tours and self guided tours covering Milford Sound)
Enjoy the thrill of big game fishing using a high class vessel, a well experienced crew in some of the most productive waters in the world. Marlin, Snapper and Tuna are common catches in the clean clear New Zealand waters. Contact us for prices.
Every Whale Watch tour is a unique experience and the sightings vary. Giant Sperm Whales are the stars of the show and year-round residents. You may encounter New Zealand Fur Seals, pods of Dusky Dolphins and the endangered Wandering Albatross. NZ$145
Dusky dolphins inhabit the coastal waters off Kaikoura all year round, making Kaikoura a unique place in the world where wild dolphins can be encountered every day, weather permitting. Our success rate swimming with dolphins is second to none! NZ$170
Examples of accommodation we use during tours.
Nestled in six acres of idyllic native bush at the foot of precipitous mountains,Rainforest Retreat is centrally located in the heart of Franz Josef Glacier Village on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. Tree Lodges and Tree Huts; each unit was built exclusively to embrace its beautiful, natural environment of the park providing guests with forest floor or mid canopy bush views.