Self Guided Motorbike Tours in New Zealand

Self guided motorbike tours in New Zealand

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'Kia Ora' from the Land of the Long White Cloud!

If there’s one dream destination for motorcyclists worldwide it has to be New Zealand. Breathtaking landscapes and a spectacular natural world that's really just showing off if we were to be honest, combined with the amazing history and intricate Maori culture, all of it connected by some of the most incredibly twisty tarmac on earth! This is where motorcyclists dream of when they sleep, there's never been more obvious evidence that Mother Nature is a motorcycle rider!

Organising a motorcycle tour in New Zealand couldn't be easier. These complete packages provide everything you need for your tour. Great bikes, beautiful 3.5/4 star accommodation and a full itinerary with the best route, ideal distances, things to see on the way and background information on each area. You'll make the most of your time on holiday by ensuring you see the absolute finest your route has to offer.

It's not the case with all tour operators but our self-guided tours include accommodation in good quality 3.5 to 4 star hotels, resorts or bed and breakfast establishments. They have been hand-picked by us based on their outstanding service and ideal location. Accommodation is for one or two people sharing which means there is no extra charge for your pillion passenger! Compare our prices to others and you'll see that our tours offer supreme value for money. But then we would say that of course, but we're confident enough that you'll discover these aren't idle boasts!

We can tailor the tours just for you (number of days, accommodation before and after, side trips, adventure activities etc.) so just ask us to adjust things to suit you. Use us as a travel agency resource; we'd be very pleased to help!

Flights and other excursions

These self-guided tours will lead you through the most beautiful landscapes New Zealand has to offer, and there are plenty of them! For more information either select a tour below, or choose from the menu above. If you're unsure which one's right for you just ask us! We've travelled the routes before and are always eager to share our experiences.

You may wish to spend a bit of time in Auckland or Christchurch at the beginning or end of your trip, there's so much to see and do. Just let us know and we'd be pleased to help you plan your time and arrange for somewhere nice to stay.

The Bay of Islands Tour

Discover the hidden delights of the North Island with a short tour from Auckland. Heading north you’ll ride on great roads along beautiful shorelines, through subtropical vegetation, past cascading waterfalls and around incredible scenery up to the famous Bay of Islands. The very tip of the North Island at Cape Reinga is a 'must see' for that very special feeling as you gaze over endless waters and two oceans meet.

If you can think of a better way to spend three days, we'd like to hear about it!

The Bay of Islands self guided motorbike tour
3 days Learn about this self guided tour

North Island Highlights

Discover the main attractions of the North Island with this tour from Auckland. Experience the laid back lifestyles on offer on the Coromandel Peninsula before heading inland towards the geothermal hot-spots around Rotorua, the otherworldly spectacle of Tongariro National Park and the volcanic landscapes of Lake Taupo.

You'll also get to visit the Art Deco splendour on display in Napier and the incredibly fertile areas around the Hawkes Bay region.

North Island Highlights self guided motorbike tour
6 daysLearn about this self guided tour

North Island Experience

Discover the hidden delights of the North Island with this tour from Auckland. Experience the laid back lifestyles on offer on the Coromandel Peninsula before heading inland towards the geothermal hot-spots around Rotorua, the otherworldly spectacle of Tongariro National Park and the volcanic landscapes of Lake Taupo.

You'll also get to visit the oft-ignored spectacle of Mount Taranaki and the Waikato region in the west of the North Island, before heading further north past Auckland where you’ll ride on great roads along beautiful shorelines, through subtropical vegetation, past cascading waterfalls and around incredible scenery up to the famous Bay of Islands.

North Island Experience self guided motorbike tour
12 daysLearn about this self guided tour

South Island Highlights

An incredible introduction to some of the finest highlights avaialble in the South Island of New Zealand. Breathtaking alpine passes, snow blanketed mountains, expansive valleys, rugged coastlines and cool, crisp, shady rivers.

Visit the imposing South Island glaciers, experience the ‘adrenaline capital of the world’ and gaze upon the spectacular majesty of Mount Cook / Aoraki. The intricate Fiordland vistas of the far south will keep you fascinated, the vibrant cities and towns will keep you captivated and the wonderful, welcoming local residents will keep you intrigued and entertained.


South Island Highlights self guided motorbike tour
7-9 daysLearn about this self guided tour

South Island Experience

The very best of what the South Island has to offer. Breathtaking alpine passes, snow blanketed mountains, expansive valleys, rugged coastlines and cool, crisp, shady rivers. Visit the imposing South Island glaciers, experience the ‘adrenaline capital of the world’, gaze upon the majesty of Mount Cook before luxuriating in the delightful bays, islands and waterways further north.

The intricate Fiordland vistas of the far south will keep you fascinated, the vibrant cities and towns will keep you captivated and the wonderful, welcoming local residents will keep you intrigued and entertained.

South Island Experience self guided motorbike tour
12-13 daysLearn about this self guided tour

The Island Twins

This is it, motorcycling nirvana - sheer, unadulterated, two-wheeled bliss. This tour combines the best of our south island tours with four days spent on the north island, to bring you the finest New Zealand has to offer.

Blend together the spectacular alpine heights and intricate fjordland scenery of the south island, with a taster of the north island’s endless sandy beaches, verdant green pastureland, eponymous flocks of sheep, lush fruit plantations and famous volcanic, snow covered peaks of Lord of the Rings fame.


The Island Twins self guided motorbike tour
14 daysLearn about this self guided tour

The Ultimate Islands Tour

Combine the North Island’s endless sandy beaches, green pastureland, flocks of sheep, fruit plantations, hot springs and snow-covered volcanic peaks of Lord of the Rings fame with the incredible alpine and fjordland scenery of the south island and you have a motorbike tour to beat them all.

This tour will leave you invigorated and hungry for more!

Ultimate Islands self guided motorbike tour
19 daysLearn about this self guided tour

Whatever you're looking for, if it involves motorcycles and New Zealand then we'll be able to help!

One way tours between cities are no problem at all, just ask for details.