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.


  • Thank you for your very professional attitude and friendly nature that has made our adventure something we will never forget. The bikes were fantastic, the accommodation outstanding and we were able to enjoy the ride without the worry of finding accommodation as it was all pre-booked. Mike had also pre-programmed a GPS to guide us along the best motorbike roads possible and get us to our accommodation each day without any hassle. The amazing thing about dealing with Mike and Alison was they even thought of all the little things like having a taxi waiting for us when we arrived at Christchurch airport, made reservations at the Skyline restaurant, pre-booked helicopter flight over the glaciers and suggestions in a printed itinerary of places to eat and sight see. Our experience from first contact right through to when we left the island has been nothing short of outstanding.

    Tim & Sharon Clark, Tasmania

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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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