Self Guided Motorbike Tours - The Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands Tour
This short tour is perfect if you need a biking fix but only have a few days spare. With 3 daysof riding you’ve enough time to be treated to a wonderful trip around a stunningly scenic part of New Zealand.

It may be a short tour but it's certainly not short on excitement, spectacular sights or fantastic riding.
Bay of Island self-guided motorbike tour
3 DAYS
2 NIGHTS
1,045km
ALL YEAR ROUND
NZ$ 1,267
What's included in the tour
What's included - Quality accommodation
Great accommodation for two people. Typically in 3 1/2 or 4 star resorts, hotels or bed & breakfast establishments.
What's included - Bike of your choice
The motorcycle of your choice. We've a wide selection to choose from, something to suit every taste and experience level.
What's included - Detailed itinerary
A detailed itinerary crammed full of information about the best places to visit, and interesting background information.
What's included - Google map links
Google Map links sent out to you in advance, so you can explore the route before you arrive.
Exclusions and things you should know
Tour customisation notification
We can adjust this tour to match your preferences, timescale and motorcycle "must-do" lists. Simply ask us and we'll get it sorted!
GPS and sat-nav
GPS / sat-nav units cannot be pre-programmed with your self guided tour unfortunately. For an explanation why, click here.
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12 days
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7-9 days
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12/13 days
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14 days
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19 days
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The Bay of Islands Self Guided Motorcycle 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!

We can adjust this tour to match your preferences, timescale and motorcycle "must-do" lists. Simply ask us!

Auckland
Start your trip in New Zealand's most cosmopolitan city. Stroll through Queen Street, enjoy some of the best dining in New Zealand and cruise magnificent Waitemata Harbour, the 'heart' of the city. You don't have to be a yachtsman to appreciate the City of Sails - but it helps!

Auckland
Image credits linkAuckland - New Zealand's most cosmopolitan city and start point for this tour

Heading north you’ll ride on great roads past beautiful shorelines, subtropical vegetation, waterfalls and incredible scenery up to the famous Bay of Islands. The Twin Coast Highway leads you through the heart of Maori culture and past villages with quaint cafés, museums and shops all built in the original colonial style.

Northland and Cape Reinga
Clear blue water and innumerable sheltered coves will make plain to you why this area is so famous for its coastal scenery! A relaxed approach to pretty much everything, sets the pace in the Bay of Islands. Cape Reinga is a must see for that special feeling of reaching the 'end of the world' when you look out over the endless ocean. The coming together of the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean happens just off the point, which makes for some very lively waters - even in good weather!

The Cape Reinga Lighthouse
Image credits linkCape Reinga on the North Island

On the way back to Auckland the route along the west side of the island winds through lovely woodlands and valleys, past lakes and rivers and the 2000-year-old Kauri tree in the Waipoua Forest. A wild and relatively untouched region of the North Island, makes for some great riding to end your tour on.

The West Coast of the North Island
Image credits linkThe western edge of the North Island is a spectacular sort of place...

Three days will be over in a flash, but the memories will last a lifetime!

This tour is completely customisable. Longer, further, curvier, anything you need (within reason). Just ask!

Pricing Options:

OPTION 1:CODE: BOIA 3 DAY / 2 NIGHT TOUR
Your choice of bike:
NZ$ 1,267 BOOK NOW
OPTION 2:CODE: BOIB 3 DAY / 2 NIGHT TOUR
Your choice of bike:
NZ$ 1,315BOOK NOW
OPTION 3:CODE: BOIC 3 DAY / 2 NIGHT TOUR
Your choice of bike:
NZ$ 1,420BOOK NOW
OPTION 4:CODE: BOID 3 DAY / 2 NIGHT TOUR
Your choice of bike:
NZ$ 1,627 BOOK NOW
OPTION 5:CODE: BOIE 3 DAY / 2 NIGHT TOUR
Your choice of bike:
NZ$ 1,717BOOK NOW

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