New Zealand Travel Guide for Motorcyclists | Paradise Motorcycle Tours

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.

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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.

  • I was a passenger with [my husband].The tour is designed, of course, for lots of riding through amazingly stunning landscapes but also builds in time to allow the exploration of the local area. For example we visited wineries, botanical gardens and brewery to name a few. However getting onto the bike and hitting the roads was our greatest desire. Mike, the tour leader, sets a practical pace that is inclusive for everyone's skill level. We gained so much appreciation for his leadership. Nonetheless, Jo whom drove the support van managed to meet us at stops along the way. She is truly an extraordinary Paradise Associate who has the best interest in all of the riders.

    maryannsadagopan, UK

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