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26-day Motorcycle Tour of New Zealand's South & North Islands

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This 26-day tour of the South Island and part of the North 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.Beginning and ending in Christchurch; after picking up your motorcycle you will ride through the rugged mountains of the Southern Alps running the length of the Sth Island, before crossing the ocean between the 2 islands and riding through the rich farm land of the central North Island, visiting geothermal volcanic areas, riding along beautiful sweeping coastal roads, through old growth forests, and rugged hill country, all the while enjoying gentle sweeping corners mixed with twisty back roads. ​This tour is approx. 6,476 km (3,855 mi.)This tour is suitable for Intermediate or Advanced riders. Note: NZ drivers drive on the left-hand side of the road.This combination South & North Island tour combines highlights from both Islands.

What You'll Get

Itinerary

Day 1: Christchurch

Stop At: i-SITE Christchurch Airport, 30 Durey Road Christchurch Airport, Christchurch 8053 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: Christchurch to Blackball

Stop At: Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre, State Highway 73, Arthur's Pass National Park 7654 New Zealand
Ride through the Southern Alps, stopping along the way to watch the native parrots.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Stay in a 200 yr. old hotel

Day 3: Blackball to Kaikoura

Stop At: Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa, Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs New Zealand
Stop for lunch and a soak in the thermal hot pools at this spa.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Stay in comfortable accommodations near the beach

Day 4: Kaikoura to Palmerston North

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

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Enjoy an overnight stay in the downtown area of this university city.

Day 5: 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 6: 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: Relax tonight in a quite motel, close to many walking paths.

Day 7: Rest Day - Visit Hobbiton

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

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Enjoy a lazy evening next to the pool.

Day 8: Lake Taupo

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

Stop At: Huka Falls tracks, Huka Falls Road, Taupo New Zealand
Stop to see the power of the water escaping from Lake Taupo.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, 76 Napier Road Sh 5, Taupo 3379 New Zealand
Spend the night here and enjoy a soak in the hot pools after a relaxing dinner.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Spend the night at a relaxing thermal spa.

Day 9: Ride through a Thermal Wonderland to white sandy beaches

Stop At: Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village, 17 Tryon Street Whakarewarewa Village, 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: 3 hours

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

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

Day 10: Nuhaka

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 11: Capital City

Stop At: Wellington Botanic Garden, 101 Glenmore Street, 6012 New Zealand
Visit to see the famous gardens.
Duration: 1 hour

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

Day 12: Nelson

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 Rd, Nelson 7071, New Zealand
Enjoy a high speed zip line ride above the trees.
Duration: 2 hours

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

Day 13: Rest Day in Nelson

Stop At: Golden Bay Vistor Centre, Willow St, Takaka 7110 New Zealand
Enjoy an optional ride along the coast to Collingwood and return.
Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Spend a second night in the downtown area of Nelson.

Day 14: 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: Overnight in a small seaside town.

Day 15: West Coast Riding

Stop At: Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk, State Highway 6, Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki 7873 New Zealand
Take a walk through the Pancake Rocks and Blow Holes to view the rugged coast line. Enjoy a coffee break, before hitting the road.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Shantytown Heritage Park, Rutherglen Rd Paroa, Greymouth 7805 New Zealand
Spend time exploring this turn of the century town to see what living in New Zealand was like. Ride a steam train through the lush native bush.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Drift off to sleep at the base of the Southern Alps in a 4 star hotel.

Day 16: Lake Side Riding.

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

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

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Spend the night in a fabulous turn of the century hotel, with modern facilities.

Day 17: Into Queenstown.

Stop At: Arrowtown Information Center, 49 Buckingham St, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
Take a relaxing lunch break in Arrowtown.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Spend a relaxing night in a top class hotel with views of Lake Wakatipu

Day 18: A day in Queenstown.

Stop At: Shotover Jet, 3 Arthurs Point Rd, 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 watching the sun set behind the Southern Alps.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Spend the night in a comfortable hotel overlooking Queenstown.

Day 19: Adventure Riding

Stop At: Milford Sound, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9679 New Zealand
Ride into Milford Sound through the rugged ranges. For advanced riders only.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Your day ends in your comfortable accommodation next to a mountain lake.

Day 20: Coastal riding

Stop At: E Hayes and Sons - The World's Fastest Indian, 168 Dee Street, Invercargill New Zealand
Stop for lunch and visit the display of the "Worlds Fastest Indian"
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Tonight's accommodation is close to the bottom of the Sth. Island. Relaxing and comfortable.

Day 21: Ride the coast to Dunedin.

Stop At: Niagara Falls Cafe, Southland 9884, New Zealand
Stop to see the world famous (locally) Niagara Falls, tucked away in NZ's bush.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Tonight's stop is in one of NZ's oldest cities, with a Scottish city flavor.

Day 22: Dunedin Loop

Stop At: Alexandra Bridges, Alexandra New Zealand
Ride this fast paced inland loop for a fun day, with changing elevations, river gorges, and fantastic scenery. (looks like scenes out of Lord of the Rings)
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Relax in this Scottish styled city, with great restaurants.

Day 23: Dundedin - Rest Day

Stop At: Baldwin Street: The Steepest Street in the World, Baldwin Street, Dunedin 9010 New Zealand
Visit the steepest street in the world.
Duration: 45 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Spend a relaxing night in this fantastic city.

Day 24: Mount Cook Loop

Stop At: Pukaki view point, Mount Cook Rd, Ben Ohau 7999, New Zealand
Ride in to see a magnificent view of the majestic Mount Cook.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: A quite comfortable motel ends this exciting day.

Day 25: Little France in Akoroa

Stop At: Akaroa Dolphins | Harbour Nature Cruises, Main Wharf (Entrance, Canterbury 7520, New Zealand
Enjoy a relaxing evening in this small French flavored seaside town tucked away in on the coast of NZ. This is one of the prettiest spots to stay in NZ.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Relax in your perfectly set up room, with fantastic views of the harbor and the sunset over the hills surrounding you.

Day 26: Last day on the road.

Stop At: Super Shuttle, 50 Chrystal St, Richmond, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
After dropping off your motorcycle, shuttle to your hotel to relax before a farewell dinner in the evening.
Duration: 30 minutes

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

Day 27: Airport then home

Stop At: Super Shuttle, Unit 1/855 Wairakei Rd, Harewood, Christchurch 8053, 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.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Travelers must be 21 or older to rent or ride on motorcycles
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • 20x Breakfast
  • 21x Dinner
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 26 nights
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Admission to listed attractions.
  • Entry/Admission - i-SITE Christchurch Airport
  • Entry/Admission - Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa
  • Entry/Admission - Interislander Ferry Terminal Picton
  • Entry/Admission - National Army Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
  • Entry/Admission - Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village
  • Entry/Admission - Morere Hot Springs
  • Entry/Admission - Wellington Botanic Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Interislander Wellington
  • Entry/Admission - Cable Bay Adventure Park
  • Entry/Admission - Buller Gorge Swingbridge Ltd
  • Entry/Admission - Shantytown Heritage Park
  • Entry/Admission - Shotover Jet
  • Entry/Admission - Skyline Queenstown
  • Entry/Admission - Super Shuttle


Exclusions
  • Airfare.
  • Insurance coverage & Damage Waivers (Bonds) on rental bikes.
  • Optional equipment add-on’s to rental bikes.
  • Fuel.
  • Rest day meals.
  • Special/optional events.
  • Incidentals and other costs once inside various attractions. i.e. rental of bathing suits or towels.
  • Alcohol


Departure Point
Christchurch Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Christchurch Intl Airport, Christchurch New Zealand




Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Motorcycle Passenger Only 2/3/2020 - 2/28/2020Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM Category C 2/3/2020 - 2/28/2020Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM Category B 2/3/2020 - 2/28/2020Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM Catogory A 2/3/2020 - 2/28/2020Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM Private Room Option 2/3/2020 - 2/28/2020Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Duration
27 days

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


Voucher Info
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