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26 days Fully Guided motorcycle tour of NZ's Kiwi Trails

26 days Fully Guided motorcycle tour of NZ's Kiwi Trails
26 days Fully Guided motorcycle tour of NZ's Kiwi Trails

This 26-day tour of the North Island and part of the South Island of New Zealand will give you a close-up view of beautiful scenery ranging from rain forests, pasture land, white sandy beaches, rocky coast lines to rugged mountain ranges.

Picking up your bike and leaving Auckland you will ride through the rich farm land of the central North Island, visiting the geothermal volcanic center of the island, along beautiful sweeping coastal roads, through old growth forests, and rugged hill country. While enjoying gentle sweeping corners mixed with twisty back roads. ​ You will experience the rugged mountains of the Southern Alps running the length of the Sth Island. 

This tour is suitable for Intermediate or Advanced riders.

This combination North & South Island tour combines highlights from both Island.
This exciting tour includes accommodation ranging from modestly priced cabins to deluxe quality hotels and an authentic "turn of the century" style hotel along with a “farm stay”.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Auckland

Stop At: Auckland i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - International Airport Terminal, Arrivals Hall, International Terminal, Auckland Airport, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand
After being met at the airport, you will shuttle from the Airport to your hotel.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Enjoy a 4 star hotel

Day 2: Auckland to Taupo

Stop At: Huka Falls tracks, Huka Falls Road, Taupo New Zealand
Stop for a break and to enjoy the amazing falls. You will get some terrific photos of this majestic waterfall.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, 76 Napier Road Sh 5, Taupo 3379 New Zealand
A relaxing soak in these natural hot springs is the perfect end to your first day on the road.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Enjoy a restful night at this spa location.

Day 3: Thermal wonderland to white sandy beaches

Stop At: Whakarewarewa, The Living Maori Village, 17 Tryon Street Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
Visit a Maori village located in a thermal. See how the Maori lived in harmony with nature. Enjoy a traditional meal and a show.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Lake Tarawera Lookout, 1180 Tarawera Road, Lake Tarawera 3076, New Zealand
Ride through native bush to the beautiful Lake Tarawera
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Tonight's accommodation is a comfortable motel located near the white sands of the pacific ocean.

Day 4: Enjoy a Farm Stay

Stop At: Morere Hot Springs, State Highway 2, Morere New Zealand
Enjoy a relaxing soak in natural hot pools surrounded by native bush.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight on a working sheep and beef farm. Includes a tour of the farm by the owner.

Day 5: Capital City stop over

Stop At: Wellington City Walkways, Wellington New Zealand
Enjoy a walking tour of NZ's capital city if time allows.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Spend the night in a quite bay side hotel.

Day 6: South Island Bound

Stop At: Interislander Wellington, 1 Aotea Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Cross the Cook Strait to the South Island
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Cable Bay Adventure Park, 194 Cable Bay Road, Nelson 7071, New Zealand
Enjoy a high speed zip line ride above the trees. You will see NZ's scenery from a whole different point of view.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: A stay in a downtown hotel ends this exciting day.

Day 7: Rest Day in Nelson

Stop At: Pitt Head Lookout, Pitt Head Track, Abel Tasman National Park 7183, New Zealand
An optional ride along the coast line of Abel Tasman National Park is available
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: A stay in a downtown hotel ends this restful day.

Day 8: Gorge Riding

Stop At: Buller Gorge Swingbridge Ltd, State Highway 6 14 kilometres west of Murchison, Murchison 7007 New Zealand
After crossing the Buller River on a swing bridge, enjoy a walk through the NZ bush, to see and hear the birds.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Drift off to sleep in a 200 yr. old hotel. Authentic turn of the century with maybe a ghost or 2.

Day 9: Authurs Pass

Stop At: Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre, State Highway 73, Arthur's Pass National Park 7654 New Zealand
Stop to watch the "Clowns of the Mountains". The native mountain parrots, the Kea will entertain you with their antics.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Spend the night in a quite country town.

Day 10: Destination Queenstown

Stop At: Pukaki view point, Mount Cook Road, Ben Ohau 7999, New Zealand
Ride in to see a magnificent view of the majestic Mount Cook, NZ's highest mountain
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: First class hotel with a fantastic lake view, close to downtown Queenstown

Day 11: Queenstown Loop

Stop At: Shotover Jet Queenstown, 3 Arthurs Point Road, Arthurs Point 9371, New Zealand
Enjoy an exciting Jet Boat ride on the genuine Shotover Jet Boats.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Skyline Queenstown, Brecon St Top OF Street, Queenstown 9348 New Zealand
Enjoy a ride to the top of the mountains above Queenstown in the gondola for a dinner, while watching the sun set behind the Southern Alps.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: First class hotel with a fantastic lake view, close to downtown Queenstown

Day 12: Queenstown - Rest Day

Stop At: Glenorchy-Queenstown Road, Queenstown New Zealand
Optional ride along a fantastic lake shore for a lunch break
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: First class hotel with a fantastic lake view, close to downtown Queenstown

Day 13: Lake Shore Riding

Stop At: Thunder Creek Falls, Haast Pass-Makarora Rd Haast River, Wanaka 9382 New Zealand
Get some great photos with these impressive falls as the background.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Knights Point Lookout, Haast Highway 6, Haast 7886 New Zealand
Have a break to see the seal colony.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Spend the night surrounded by NZ's fabulous Southern Alps

Day 14: West Coast Crusing

Stop At: Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk, State Highway 6, Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki 7873 New Zealand
Enjoy a walk through the wild rock formations and blowholes. This is a fantastic location for photos. Enjoy a coffee break before heading out on the road
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Relax in a quite seaside town

Day 15: Heading back to the North Island

Stop At: Interislander Ferry Terminal Picton, Auckland Street, Picton 7281, New Zealand
Cross the Cook Strait to the North Island
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight on a quite corner of the Wellington harbor

Day 16: Whanganui

Stop At: National Army Museum, State Highway 1, Waiouru 4861 New Zealand
Visit this attraction to see NZ's role through history.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Raukawa Falls, 5257 Sh 4 Mangawhero River, Kakatahi, Ohau 4573 New Zealand
Take a break to visit these beautiful falls, for a great photo op.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Stop for the night at a modern hotel located in a fun area

Day 17: New Plymouth

Stop At: Mount Taranaki, 2879 Egmont Rd, Egmont National Park New Zealand
Ride around the base of this dormant volcano on quite country roads.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: A stop in this busy port city is a wonderful end to the day

Day 18: Along the coast to Cambridge

Stop At: Mokau Museum and Gallery, 33 Main Rd, Mokau 4350 New Zealand
Stop to enjoy a break in this sea side town.
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in this very English NZ country town.

Day 19: Cambridge Loop

Stop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, Hinuera 3472 New Zealand
Visit the Hobbit Village, and have a drink at the Green Dragon Inn.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, 25 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga 3900 New Zealand
Stop in to see and walk among NZ native birds & animals in this park.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand
Float through caves to see the amazing Glow Worms.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Relax tonight in a quite motel, close to many walking paths

Day 20: Cambridge - Rest Day

Stop At: Lake Te Koutu, Thornton Road, Cambridge New Zealand
A great walking area to enjoy a peaceful rest day.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Relax tonight in a quite motel, close to many walking paths

Day 21: Wild Gorge Riding

Stop At: Karangahake gorge, State Highway 2, Karangahake 3674, New Zealand
A wild ride alongside a wild river through a deep gorge makes this a ride to remember
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: A beautiful seaside town is your stop for tonight. A walk on the beach is a perfect way to end the evening

Day 22: Bay of Islands

Stop At: Paihia Harbour, Paihia New Zealand
Cross the harbor on the car ferry
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi 0293, New Zealand
Visit the site of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. This is a significant part of NZ's history
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Kick back in a relaxing motel after a walk on the beach

Day 23: To the northern tip of the Nth. Island

Stop At: The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station, 246 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230 New Zealand
Visit the oldest building in NZ and soak in the beauty of the location. This stop includes a visit to a local museum housed in the building
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cape Reinga Rd., Cape Reinga New Zealand
Visit the northern end of the highway. See the meeting of two mighty oceans in this remote location. This is a wonderful location for photos
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Spend a night in well set up cabins at a relaxing camp ground near the cape.

Day 24: Forest Giants

Stop At: Rawene Ferry, Rawene Road, Rawene 0473, New Zealand
Cross the harbor on a car ferry.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tāne Mahuta Walk, State Highway 12, Waipoua Kauri Forest, Northland 0376, New Zealand
View the largest living tree in NZ, surrounded by other forest giants.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Trounson Kauri Park, Trounson Park Road, Dargaville 0379 New Zealand
Enjoy a night walk through a native Kauri forest to see and hear the night life of the New Zealand forest. You may even hear and see a Kiwi in the wild.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Spend tonight in a fantastic garden spot surrounded by native bush full of native birds.

Day 25: Orewa

Stop At: The Kauri Museum, 5 Church Road, Matakohe 0593 New Zealand
Visit this fantastic museum to see the early history of NZ and how the Kauri trees were important to Maori and European settlers
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Tonight's stay is located next to a beautiful white sand beach. Wake up to a beautiful Pacific Ocean Sunrise

Day 26: Last Day on the Road

Stop At: Custom Transfers & Tours, Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand
After dropping off your motorcycle, shuttle to your hotel to relax before a farewell dinner in the evening.
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Enjoy your last night on your tour, in a comfortable hotel near the airport

Day 27: To the Airport and then Home

Stop At: Custom Transfers & Tours, Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand
You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport for your trip home, or where ever your travels will take you.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.



Duration:27 days
Commences in:Auckland, New Zealand
Country:New Zealand
City:Auckland

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