|11 Day South Island Tours|
|16 Day North & South Island|
|18 Day North & South Tours|
|21 Day North & South Tours|
|Motorcyclist Magazine Tour|
|7 Day North Island Tour|
|10 Day South Island Tour|
|11 Day South Island Tour|
|14 Day South Island Tour|
|18 Day North & South|
|21 Day North & South|
|16 Day North & South|
|Croatian Cruise and Ride Tour|
|European Alps Tour 2015|
|3 day Garmisch Extension|
Experience the best that New Zealand has to offer on this motorcycle tour.
On the ‘Riding Through Paradise’ 16 day self guided tour you can experience the extreme contrasts of New Zealands' landscapes - from rolling King Country farmland to snow capped mountain ranges framing the horizon. See New Zealand’s finest cities and experience the country’s wild, remote locations.
Starting in Auckland, explore the North Island, with its geothermal wonderland and rich cultural heritage. Cross Cook Strait by ferry to the South Island which offers both “Middle Earth” vistas and warm hospitality. Do a full circuit of the Southern Alps, cross three alpine passes and finish your tour in Christchurch knowing that you have ridden the country in style.
Band A: Up to 800cc Band B: Up to 1200cc
Please Note: All tour prices are PER PERSON in New Zealand dollars and include GST (government service tax)
|Band A||Band B||Band C|
|Couple, 1 bike share double||$4864||$5664||$5904|
|Rider, own room||$9408||$11008||$11488|
|2 Riders 2 bikes, share twin||$6464||$7776||$8256|
|Band A||Band B||Band C|
|Couple, 1 bike share double||$5784||$6592||$6832|
|Rider, own room||$10768||$12364||$12844|
|2 Riders 2 bikes, share twin||$7392||$8704||$9124|
|Day 1||Auckland to Rotorua 233km/145 miles 4 hours:The route takes you across the serene, green Hauraki Plains, then follows in the foot hills of the Hakarimata Ranges. Discover the real Middle-earth on the most picturesque private farmland near Matamata in the North Island of New Zealand, where you can visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings film trilogy in a fascinating two-hour guided tour.|
|Day 2||Explore Rotorua the geothermal wonderland of New Zealand - bubbling mud and gushing geysers. Visit the Agrodome, take a gondola and ride and try the luge, or discover what zorbing is. If you want to ride, there are woderful routes around the lake district. A Maori cultural show and hangi feast is arranged for the evening.|
|Day 3||Rotorua to Napier 230km/144miles: 4 hrs: Lake Taupo, in the centre of the North Island is your first destination, it's a favourite holiday playground for North Islanders. Stop for lunch and visit the pounding Huka Falls. Cross the Ahimanawa and Maungaharuru ranges and ride through the vineyards of Eskdale, before arriving in Napier, New Zealand's home of Art Deco.|
|Day 4||Napier to Wellington 320km/163 miles 4.5hrs: Continue south, through vineyard country and see Hawkes Bay's orchards. Ride over the windy Rimutakas, just north of Wellington where pretty houses cling to the hillsides overlooking Wellington Harbour. Explore the capital city and see the 'Beehive' - New Zealand's government building and visit the fabulous Te Papa Museum.|
|Day 5||Wellington to Nelson 110km/68 miles: 1.45 hrs plus 3 hr ferry crossing: Cross Cook Strait by ferry, and ride the Marlborough Sounds iconic roadway - Queen Charlotte Drive. Follow the road through dense pine forests to Nelson, Australasia's largest fishing port with its unique microclimate. Nelson has the highest number of sunshine hours in the country and is known for its art and culture.|
|Day 6||Nelson to Hanmer Springs 310km/192miles 4.5 hrs: Ride south over Mt Hope Saddle and through the Buller Gorge. Stop for lunch at the old gold mining town of Murchison, then ride the famous Lewis Pass with its world-class mountain scenery. Hamner Springs, set in a basin of forest clad mountains and home of natural hot springs where you can soak away your aches.|
|Day 7||Hanmer Springs to Punakaiki 258km/160miles 4hrs: Ride Lewis Pass - a fabulous scenic ride and an old Maori greenstone trail. Stop at Reefton, old gold mining town for lunch then head to Punakaiki on the wild West Coast. See Pancake Rocks - incredible rock formations and blowholes that were 30 million years in the making.|
|Day 8||Punakaiki to Franz Josef 216km/134 miles. 4 hours: The West Coast road looks towards the Tasman Sea on the right and Southern Alps on the left. The road is demanding and slow going, but magic riding. The glaciers are awe inspiring, amazing seen from the ground, and even more stunning from above. A helicopter can take you on a trip you'll never forget!|
|Day 9||Franz Joseph to Queenstown 355km/219 miles – 5.5 hours : Ride the Fox Hills and visit Lake Matheson - one of New Zealand's most photographed lakes. Have lunch at the Salmon Farm Cafe and before taking on Haast Pass. When you ride this road which has been called 'motorcycle heaven' you will not believe its beauty. Have lunch in Wanaka and ride over the Crown Range to Queenstown.|
|Day 10||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 over the Crown Range to the Cadrona Hotel, visit a vineyard, or explore Arrowtown an old Gold mining town full of cafes and art galleries.|
|Day 11||Queenstown to Te Anau 173 km/105 miles 3 hours: Take a short, but stunning ride to Te Anau and Fiordland's primeval landscapes. This is one of the few places on the planet of untouched wilderness. Waterfalls tumble hundreds of metres into pristine forested valleys. The mirror surfaces of the fiords reflect the majestic towering mountains the word 'silence' takes on a different meaning.|
|Day 12||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, an cheeky alpine parrot with a taste for rubber and plastic. Your cruise on Milford Sound is included.|
|Day 13||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 New Zealand city of Dunedin. Victorian architecture and the lovely Otago Peninsula makes this a exceptionally attractive place to visit. You'll pass through the fly- fishing capital of New Zealand - Gore and have the chance to visit a vintage aircraft workshop.|
|Day 14||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 visit the Royal Albatross Centre 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 15||Dunedin to Tekapo387km/258 miles–5 hours : Leave Dunedin for a great ride over the Maungatua Ranges. The area is characteristic of the dry Maniototo region - sparse, tussock clad rolling hills. Stop at Cromwell - '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 16||Tekapo to Christchurch320Km/163 miles 4.5 hours : Lake Tekapo offers fantastic views of Mt Cook Aoraki- 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 and the Canterbury plains. Arrive early in Christchurch and say your goodbyes over a farewell meal.|
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.
Hokitika Heritage Lodge offers superb Qualmark rated 4+ Bed & Breakfast accommodation. Sited on a terrace above Hokitika looking to the mountains and sea. All rooms have ensuites and there is a seperate guest lounge. We are experienced hosts and look forward to welcoming you. We also have a Gatehouse Cottage self-contained 2 bedroom unit.
Breakers is a beachfront haven - a retreat from the world, where you can relax, revive and indulge in sheer tranquillity. Stunningly located on the Punakaiki Coastline, overlooking the Tasman Sea, Breakers is a boutique bed & breakfast, offering true NZ hospitality with its beachfront location and amazing panoramic sea views.