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North Island Extension CNS

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.

North Island Extension

Start/Finish: Auckland
Nearest airport: Auckland
Duration: 8 days vacation, 6 riding days
Route: Total distance: 1815 km, 1128 miles
Daily distances: 245-427 km, 152-265 miles
Accommodations: Comfortable middle-class hotels.
Highlights: Bay of Islands, Waipoua Forest, Cape Reinga, Coromandel Peninsula
Minimum number of participants: 8

North Island Extension

8 days vacation
6 day riding route

Day 1: Arrival in Auckland
Day 2: Auckland - Tairua
Day 3: Tairua - Whangarei
Day 4: Whangarei - Kaitaia
Day 5: Kaitaia - Mangonui
Day 6: Mangonui - Russell
Day 7: Russell - Auckland
Day 8: Departure from Auckland

The daily riding kilometres are approximate distances and may vary. The first and last days mentioned in the itinerary are the arrival and departure days; there is no riding on these days. Bear in mind the time difference between your country of origin and your travel destination. Arrival time should be arranged before 3 pm on the arrival day. Please book your flights accordingly. Route and overnight places may change due to unforeseen events.

Tour prices & motorcycles 2017

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
Surcharge for North Island Extension (CNS)
$ 5.010,-$ 5.500,-$ 6.110,-

Tour prices & motorcycles 2018

Included services
Tour price per personsharing room,
riding 2 up
sharing room,
riding solo
single room,
riding solo
Surcharge for North Island Extension (CNS)
$ 5.010,- *$ 5.500,- *$ 6.110,- *
* Please note that the dates and prices for 2018 are not confirmed yet. The dates shown on our website are preliminary dates for 2018 and might change. Also, for this tour there are yet no prices confirmed for 2018. If the tour price differs more than 5% from last year’s pricing you can cancel your participation until October 31, 2017 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!


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!

Silvana & Jose 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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25.11. - 02.12.2017
28.01. - 04.02.2018
24.11. - 01.12.2018



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