New Zealand Travel Guide for Motorcyclists

NZ Travel Guide

Whether you are enjoying a series of sweeping curves, or some technical hairpin bends that test your riding skills, every corner on your New Zealand motorcycle tour will reveal a new and wondrous landscape.

A tour of New Zealand is like visiting all six continents in one landmass about the size of the United Kingdom. Ride past Saharan sand dunes, dramatic mountain ranges and evergreen rain forests. See glacial ice fields, fiords and volcanoes.

The temperate climate allows for all season motorcycle touring, in summer (December, January and February) temperatures usually range from 20-30ºC/68-86ºF. The colder months (June, July and August) can see the average temperature being between 5-16ºC/41-62ºF in the North Island. 

New Zealand’s flora and fauna has evolved in isolation. If you are an avid bird watcher, you can choose to meet the shy kiwi, New Zealand’s national bird, and you will definitely meet the cheeky alpine parrots known as keas, and inquisitive wekas along the way. 

Take a cruise, as an optional activity and be introduced to New Zealand’s marine life. Depending on the time of year, you may see albatross, fur seals, penguins, dolphins and even whales. The Paradise Motorcycles team can even design a customised eco-tour just for you.

With a population of 4 million, New Zealand is one of the world's least crowded countries. Motorcycle tours in New Zealand allow riders to feel as if they are exploring a primeval land before time. Rich and fascinating history with colonial buildings and modern skylines, tours in NZ offer something for everyone’s taste.


  • From day one when the limo collected us from the airport it was a holiday we would cherish for the rest of our life. Everything we did and were involved in showed someone had put a lot of thought into making this holiday one they would like to go on. The bike was new and gleaming, they all gleam when you start out, 4000 km plus of glorious unbelievable scenery and experiences later, they had got dirty but it’s actually a veneer of fantastic memories. Wifey was as enthusiastic as me and even enjoyed her days in the air conditioned bus that carried our luggage about on the one day it rained, one of the best riding days, and on the days she let me ride the best motorcycle road in the world solo. It left me speechless and euphoric!

    Jim & Dot, UK

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North Island

Curious travellers will love New Zealand's North Island. Head out on the roads to explore its remarkable nooks and crannies and you'll be well rewarded.

South Island

Surrender to the open road and the magnificent soaring mountains, rivers and lakes that conspire to make the South Island such an extraordinary scenic stage.

Sustainability & Safety in NZ

New Zealand is known for its clean fresh air and pristine landscapes, and we want to help keep it that way.

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