Self Guided Motorbike Tours - North Island Highlights
North Island Highlights
It's a busy 6 days on the North Island but you'll see it all - superb coastline and beaches, hot springs and thermals, lakes and mountains, Maori culture and Art Deco architecture. It's not all rush and no relaxation though; throw in some of the best dining and wineries in New Zealand and you've got a great tour of just under 7 days!

What a way to spend a week!
North Island Highlights self-guided motorbike tour
6 DAYS
5 NIGHTS
1,400km
ALL YEAR ROUND
NZ$ 2,339
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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6 days
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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 North Island Highlights Self Guided Motorcycle Tour

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.

The best way to spend a week on the North Island, no question!

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

Coromandel Peninsula
You'll quickly see why New Zealanders flock here on holiday. The serenity attracts 'alternative lifestylers' away from Auckland but the rest come for the North Island's best beaches and coastal scenery. With a backdrop of rugged, green-forested mountains the views over the offshore islands are incredible. What better way to end the day than swim in crystal clear blue water, then dig a hole in the sand at Hot Water Beach and relax in your own sandy hot water spa!

Coromandel Peninsula
Image credits linkThe Coromandel Peninsula is a haven of serenity...

Rotorua
One of New Zealand's best known tourist spots, the steaming crevices, mud pools and hot springs lead to healing thermal baths. It's an important cultural centre for the Maori and one of the most accessible to outsiders. The culture is alive in their arts and crafts, architecture and in traditional songs and dance.

Thermal pools
Image credits linkGeothermal activity abounds in and around Rotorua

Hawkes Bay and Napier
Napier is famous as one of the finest examples of an Art Deco city anywhere in the world but there’s so much more! Situated at the southern end of Hawkes Bay, palm trees fringe the city streets, parks and gardens punctuate the blocks of art deco buildings at frequent intervals and a Mediterranean climate all combine to create a superb atmosphere.

Friendly people, great restaurants offering various culinary delights and over 30 local Hawkes Bay wineries are simply the icing on an already pretty fantastic cake.

Napier
Image credits linkNapier is a haven for Art Deco enthusiasts and wine afficionados alike!

Lake Taupo
The largest lake in New Zealand was created around 25,000 years ago by one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in history. Now the self-proclaimed trout fishing capital of the world, you can also enjoy more adventurous activities such as white water rafting, jet boating, bungy jumping or skydiving if luring trout with imitation flies are not your thing. Or simply enjoy the scenery and magnificent Huka Falls.

Lake Taupo
Image credits linkLargest lake in New Zealand, probably also home to the largest fish - More evidence of previous volcanic activity

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

Pricing Options:

OPTION 1:CODE: NIHA 6 DAY / 5 NIGHT TOUR
Your choice of bike:
NZ$ 2,339 BOOK NOW
OPTION 2:CODE: NIHB 6 DAY / 5 NIGHT TOUR
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NZ$ 2,435BOOK NOW
OPTION 3:CODE: NIHC 6 DAY / 5 NIGHT TOUR
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NZ$ 2,639BOOK NOW
OPTION 4:CODE: NIHD 6 DAY / 5 NIGHT TOUR
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OPTION 5:CODE: NIHE 6 DAY / 5 NIGHT TOUR
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