While we are adding new dates, read more about this tour below.
It's not often that one country has every feature and aspect available for a motorcycle tour. Some may have deserts, mountains, wide open spaces, small trails, volcanic formations, interesting wildlife and gorgeous beaches. New Zealand has all of them. The wonderful part of this country is that it offers modern and smooth paved roads but for the adventerous rider, many times there are dirt equivalents. If you are looking for a comprehensive ride in a country that will leave you wanting the visit again, join our NZ tour.
Our New Zealand tour is unique in that we offer a guided tour with various options to ride on the street or take a day and ride in the dirt or on gravel roads. You get a chance to ride through areas that our tour company has permission to ride on. That gives you an exclusive view of some of the most pristine parts of New Zealand. With the wide range of motorcycles available for rent you are assured of being comfortable and having the right bike for the job. View the interactive map
New Zealand is known for having a diverse and beautiful landscape with much to see. There are volcanos, lush forests, rivers, valleys, mountains, glaciers and so much more. We will visit plantations, museums, mining areas, national parks on this action packed vacation. Our tour guides are the most skilled and knowledgeable experts in the country. You will be assured to see more than you can imagine all while having a support crew take care of your luggage while you ride through panoramic lands.
Join River Pilot Tours in exploring New Zealand. Our experienced team will guide you through the heart of the country and ensure you feel like a "Kiwi" for a few weeks. If you have been planning for a tour that is all around one of the most memorable of a life time, this is it. River Pilot Tours - "Come Along For The Ride"
Note: The final day in the tour itinerary is the departure day. No activities are planned unless otherwise specifically included at time of booking.
Approximate Total Miles: 2,056
Average Miles Per Day: 200, longest is 223, 4-6 hours riding per day
Riding Conditions: Paved, twisties - 6 days offer gravel riding options instead of paved road
Climate: Climate conditions change routinely during this summer season. Expect temperatures from 45-105 degrees fahrenheit. All season gear recommended. Download the River Pilot Gear Pack Checklist to prepare
Riding Difficulty: Easy - Moderate dirt options
Highlights: Coromandel Peninsula, Bay Of Plenty, Kiwi plantations, Maori capitol in Rotorua, Crater Lake Taupo, museums, Lewis Pass, mining areas, Punakaiki stone formations, Haast Pass, glaciers, Fiordland National Park, Burt Munro Museum (optional), Milford Sound, Lindis Pass, Mt. Cook, Canterbury Plains
Included Motorcycle: Various make/model 650-660 cc motorcyclesAvailable Motorcycle Upgrades:BMW, Harley, Suzuki, Yamaha in street or dirt configuration(s)
Optional activities: Boat tours, helicopter tours, horseback riding, rafting, hiking, fly fishing
Motorcycle Licensing: Operator may use their home country drivers license. International Drivers Permit are not necessary for stays less than 30 days. International Drivers Permit can be obtained from AAA here
Minimum Departure: Tour departs with a minimum of 6 persons
Visa: A visa from the USA is not required for entry into NZ for stays up to 3 months. Visa requirements for other countries can be checked here