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New Zealand Tour NSZ

New Zealand

Tire-gripping road surfaces with glaciers, volcanoes and palm trees – that’s what you can expect on this motorcycle tour through New Zealand!

This motorcycle tour to New Zealand is worth the effort of jetting to the other side of the planet. “There’s a reason the sun shines on New Zealand before anywhere else” (Lonely Planet). New Zealand, also known as the “Paradise Down Under” or the “World‘s Most Beautiful End”, offers everything you could possibly look for in a holiday destination.

New Zealand features mountains and glaciers, wild coasts and long sandy beaches, rainforest and hot springs. It is home to an interesting indigenous culture and to the friendliest people you can imagine. It offers a wide range of crazy activities like heli-biking, bungee jumping and jet boating. It is heaven for motorcyclists because the roads are beautiful, well maintained, and mostly empty.

This motorcycle tour will introduce you to all the major highlights of New Zealand. The Sky Tower in Auckland, the hot springs in Rotorua, the Art Deco district in Napier, museums, shops and restaurants in Wellington, the ferry-cruise across Cook Strait, the spectacular Queen Charlotte Drive, the wild West Coast, the rainforest and the glaciers that run through it, the world‘s adventure capital Queenstown, the amazingly beautiful Milford Sound and the breathtaking view to Mount Cook, New Zealand‘s highest mountain. You will fall in love with this New Zealand motorcycle tour.

* Including North Island Extension


New Zealand Tour

Start/Finish: Christchurch / Auckland
Nearest airport: Christchurch / Auckland
Duration: 14 days vacation, 12 riding days
Route: Total distance: 3075-3705 km, 1911-2302 miles
Daily distances: 95-430 km, 59-267 miles
Accommodations: Comfortable middle-class hotels and one farm stay.
Rest day: Queenstown
Wellington
Highlights: Fox Glacier, Wellington, Queenstown, West Coast, Rotorua, Lake Wanaka, Lake Pukaki, Mount Cook, many sheep
Minimum number of participants: 8

New Zealand Tour incl. North Island Extension

Start/Finish: Christchurch / Auckland
Nearest airport: Christchurch / Auckland
Duration: 21 days vacation, 19 riding days
Route: Total distance: 4365-5210 km, 2712-3237 miles
Daily distances: 95-430 km, 59-267 miles
Accommodations: Comfortable middle-class hotels and one farm stay.
Rest day: Queenstown
Wellington
Auckland
Highlights: Fox Glacier, Wellington, Queenstown, West Coast, Rotorua, Lake Wanaka, Lake Pukaki, Mount Cook, lots of sheep, Bay of Islands, Waipoua Forest, Cape Reinga, Coromandel
Minimum number of participants: 8

New Zealand Tour

14 days vacation
12 day riding route

Day 1: Arrival in Christchurch
Day 2: Christchurch - Twizel
Day 3: Twizel - Te Anau
Day 4: Te Anau - Queenstown
Day 5: Queenstown
Day 6: Queenstown - Fox Glacier
Day 7: Fox Glacier - Punakaiki
Day 8: Punakaiki - Nelson/Motueka
Day 9: Nelson/Motueka - Wellington
Day 10: Wellington
Day 11: Wellington - Napier
Day 12: Napier - Rotorua
Day 13: Rotorua - Auckland
Day 14: Departure from Auckland

New Zealand Tour incl. North Island Extension

21 days vacation
19 day riding route

Day 1: Arrival in Christchurch
Day 2: Christchurch - Twizel
Day 3: Twizel - Te Anau
Day 4: Te Anau - Queenstown
Day 5: Queenstown
Day 6: Queenstown - Fox Glacier
Day 7: Fox Glacier - Punakaiki
Day 8: Punakaiki - Nelson/Motueka
Day 9: Nelson/Motueka - Wellington
Day 10: Wellington
Day 11: Wellington - Napier
Day 12: Napier - Rotorua
Day 13: Rotorua - Auckland
Day 14: Auckland
Day 15: Auckland - Pauanui
Day 16: Pauanui - Whangarei
Day 17: Whangarei - Kaitaia
Day 18: Kaitaia - Cable Bay
Day 19: Cable Bay - Russell
Day 20: Russell - Auckland
Day 21: Departure from Auckland

The first and last days mentioned in the itinerary are the arrival and departure days for tour start and end. Depending on the country you start in, you may have to leave a day early, subsequently, you will arrive one day later back home. This tour starts in Christchurch and ends in Auckland. Book your flights accordingly! Route and overnight places may change due to unforeseen events.

Tour prices & motorcycles 2015

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
BMW G 650 GS
Suzuki V-Strom 650
$ 7.640,-$ 8.420,-$ 9.900,-
BMW F 700 GS
$ 7.840,-$ 8.830,-$ 10.310,-
BMW F 800 GS
Triumph Tiger 800 XCX
$ 8.010,-$ 9.160,-$ 10.640,-
BMW R 1200 GS
Triumph Tiger Explorer
$ 8.210,-$ 9.570,-$ 11.050,-
BMW R 1200 RT
$ 8.420,-$ 9.980,-$ 11.460,-
Harley-Davidson® Softail Models
Harley-Davidson® Touring Models
$ 8.580,-$ 10.310,-$ 11.790,-
OPTIONAL:
Surcharge for one week North Island extension
$ 4.790,-$ 5.470,-$ 6.230,-

Tour prices & motorcycles 2016

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
BMW G 650 GS
Suzuki V-Strom 650
$ 7.600,-$ 8.270,-$ 9.620,-
BMW F 700 GS
$ 7.750,-$ 8.570,-$ 9.920,-
BMW F 800 GS
Triumph Tiger 800
Suzuki V-Strom 1000
$ 7.900,-$ 8.870,-$ 10.220,-
BMW R 1200 GS
Triumph Tiger Explorer
$ 8.120,-$ 9.320,-$ 10.670,-
BMW R 1200 RT
$ 8.270,-$ 9.620,-$ 10.970,-
OPTIONAL:
Surcharge for one week North Island Extension (CNS)
$ 5.010,-$ 5.500,-$ 6.190,-

Tour prices & motorcycles 2017

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
BMW G 650 GS
Suzuki V-Strom 650
$ 7.600,- *$ 8.270,- *$ 9.620,- *
BMW F 700 GS
$ 7.750,- *$ 8.570,- *$ 9.920,- *
BMW F 800 GS
Triumph Tiger 800
Suzuki V-Strom 1000
$ 7.900,- *$ 8.870,- *$ 10.220,- *
BMW R 1200 GS
Triumph Tiger Explorer
$ 8.120,- *$ 9.320,- *$ 10.670,- *
BMW R 1200 RT
$ 8.270,- *$ 9.620,- *$ 10.970,- *
OPTIONAL:
Surcharge for one week North Island Extension (CNS)
$ 5.010,- *$ 5.500,- *$ 6.190,- *
* Please note that the dates and prices for 2017 are not confirmed yet. The dates shown on our website are preliminary dates for 2017 and might change. Also, for this tour there are yet no prices confirmed for 2017. If the tour price differs more than 5% from last year’s pricing you can cancel your participation until October 31, 2016 without any cancellation fee.

CUSTOM TOURS: For custom tour bookings please refer to the pricing included in the special tour offer for your tour. If having any questions please contact our service team at customtours@edelweissbike.com !

Prices start at $ 7.600,-

per person

Included services

Motorcycle category 1

Testimonials

New Zealand Tour

The end of a trip like this New Zealand motorcycle tour is truly bittersweet. Great new friends, a new country visited and so many learning moments. It’s simply an experience that cannot be easily replicated without the dedication of a service provider like Edelweiss Bike Travel. May the friendships blossom and grow, may the experiences continue to increase in number and may the memories bring smiles to faces for years to come. Thanks for the memories!


Tamara & Jon Stuck, United States of America

New Zealand Tour

We continue to do Edelweiss trips because we simply love them. The mystique of New Zealand had always placed it on my bucket list and we had talked to enough other Edelweiss touring friends to know we would not be disappointed with the New Zealand tour… and we weren’t! Besides great new friends and tour guides, New Zealand offered the beauty of Colorado and the “wild and wonderful” of West Virginia.


Marty & Bill Luken, United States of America

New Zealand Tour

For Silvana and me, riding through New Zealand – or as the natives call it: ”Aotearoa“ – was the experience of a lifetime! The ”land of the great white cloud“ offered everything we could have hoped, and all those incredibly scenic roads will be saved in our memories forever. We had the pleasure of seeing wonderful blue lakes, enormous mountains, green valleys and meeting friendly people. Sometimes there was no one around and we felt like we were discovering a new and unknown country. Edelweiss has chosen the best of all routes, excellent hotels, and stops at places which are of great interest – all of which guaranteed that we would enjoy this tour to the fullest. We have completed seven tours with Edelweiss Bike Travel so far and, if we could do only one of them again, it would be New Zealand in a heart beat!


Jose & Silvana Carta, Venezuela

New Zealand Tour

Our participation in Edelweiss‘ New Zealand tour was just great. The overall organization was fantastic and our group consisted of wonderful people from the world over. When starting the tour on the South Island we got to see beautiful places like Lake Wanaka and the Fox Glacier, and visited exciting cities like Queenstown. We experienced all this while being taken good care of by Edelweiss and its tour guides, Thomas and Katharina – thank you. This was our third tour with Edelweiss Bike Travel and my wife, Hana, and I are ready to sign up for the next one – we are just too happy.


Hana & Michael Ben-Yair, Israel

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Tour calendar

Map

Tour dates

09.11. - 22.11.2015
Christchurch - Auckland
22.11. - 29.11.2015
North Island Extension
On request only!
18.01. - 31.01.2016
Christchurch - Auckland
31.01. - 07.02.2016
North Island Extension
On request only!
07.11. - 20.11.2016
Christchurch - Auckland
20.11. - 27.11.2016
North Island Extension
On request only!
16.01. - 29.01.2017
Christchurch - Auckland
29.01. - 05.02.2017
North Island Extension
12.11. - 25.11.2017
Christchurch - Auckland
25.11. - 02.12.2017
North Island Extension
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Riding hours per day:
7 to 9 h 
Route grading:
Intermediate 
Luggage van
Remote areas

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