SELF GUIDED TOURS

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!

6 DAYS

5 NIGHTS

0 KM

FROM:  NZ$ 2,339

BEST EXPERIENCED:

ALL YEAR

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!

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 - 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.

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!

The Coromandel Peninsula is a haven of serenity...

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.

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.

Geothermal activity abounds in and around Rotorua
WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Accommodation for one or two in high quality resorts, hotels and motels. Yes, that means pillions are free in the same room!

The motorcycle of your choice. We’ve a wide selection to choose from, something to suit every taste and experience level.

A detailed itinerary crammed full of information about the best places to visit, and interesting background information.

Google Map links sent out to you in advance, so you can explore the route before you arrive.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW:

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 / sat-nav units cannot be pre-programmed with your self guided tour unfortunately. For an explanation why, click here.

Parking charges when on tour are not included in the tour price displayed. Riders are responsible for their own parking charges.

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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 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.

Largest 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!

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Accommodation for one or two in high quality resorts, hotels and motels. Yes, that means pillions are free in the same room!

The motorcycle of your choice. We’ve a wide selection to choose from, something to suit every taste and experience level.

A detailed itinerary crammed full of information about the best places to visit, and interesting background information.

Google Map links sent out to you in advance, so you can explore the route before you arrive.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW:

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 / sat-nav units cannot be pre-programmed with your self guided tour unfortunately. For an explanation why, click here.

Parking charges when on tour are not included in the tour price displayed. Riders are responsible for their own parking charges.

OPTION 1:

6 DAY 5 NIGHT TOUR
$ 2339
  • SUZUKI SV650
  • SUZUKI DR650
CODE: NIH01

OPTION 2:

6 DAY 5 NIGHT TOUR
$ 2435
  • SUZUKI DL650 / SUZUKI GSF1250
  • HONDA SHADOW VT750 / HONDA CMX500
CODE: NIH02

OPTION 3:

6 DAY 5 NIGHT TOUR
$ 2639
  • BMW F700GS / BMW F750GS
  • BMW F800GS / TRIUMPH TIGER 800
CODE: NIH03

OPTION 4:

6 DAY 5 NIGHT TOUR
$ 3059
  • BMW F850GS
CODE: NIH04

OPTION 5:

6 DAY 5 NIGHT TOUR
$ 3179
  • BMW R1200GSW
  • BMW R1200RTW
CODE: NIH05

OPTION 6:

6 DAY 5 NIGHT TOUR
$ 3845
  • BMW R1250GS / HD ULTRA CLASSIC
  • HD ROAD KING / HD DYNA SWITCHBACK
  • HARLEY DAVIDSON HERITAGE SOFTAIL
CODE: NIH06
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