New Zealand Motorbiking - An Epic Ride - 17 days, 16 nights

Visit : Auckland, Rotorua, Hawke's Bay, Wellington, Nelson, Punakaiki, Fox Glacier, Queenstown, Te Anau, Dunedin, Mount Cook, Christchurch

Gear up and get ready for the most exciting ride of your life. We are heading to New Zealand, a country well-known for its emerald forests, towering peaks, fabulous beaches, and pristine lakes. We will be riding from Auckland on the North Island to Christchurch on the South Island - literally exploring the length and breadth of this diverse country. We will have the unique opportunity ...

Gear up and get ready for the most exciting ride of your life. We are heading to New Zealand, a country well-known for its emerald forests, towering peaks, fabulous beaches, and pristine lakes. We will be riding from Auckland on the North Island to Christchurch on the South Island - literally exploring the length and breadth of this diverse country. We will have the unique opportunity to learn more about the local Maori culture, relax in a couple of hot springs, and ride across the alpine peaks in the south. So, join us on this epic adventure for a chance to be enchanted by the country's unique landscape, hospitable locals, and peculiar wildlife.

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IS THIS TRIP FOR ME?

  • We believe a holiday should be all about experiences and the journey there. So, if you're enticed by experiencing ubiquitous mountain scenery, waterfall-streaked fjords, wineries and hot springs - that too all from your bike - then this tour is perfect for you! The exciting bike ride will afford us a view that a car cannot do justice to.
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Price
  • Dates
  • Accommodation
  • Motorbike
  • Things to Carry
  • Travel Tips
  • Terms & Conditions

Highlights

  • Visit the Pancake Rocks featuring columns of water shooting upward from the stacked-pancake shaped rocks
  • Enjoy a trip to Milford Sound on a cruise
  • Explore the Larnach Castle in Dunedin
  • Visit Benmore Dam, Omarama and Twizel
  • Discover the town of Oamaru

Start of Tour

Punakaiki

Total Riding Distance 3291KM.
End of Tour

Hawke's Bay

  • Day 1Arrive Auckland
    • Haere Mai! Welcome to New Zealand. Our Trip360 representative will be waiting for you at the arrival gate of the airport. On arrival, collect the luggage, you will be whisked away to your hotel where you can relax for a while. Depending on the time of your arrival, you may even have time for a quick city tour.

      If you have arrived a little later in the day, don't worry. We have an entire day free to explore all the sights and sounds of Auckland tomorrow. We will gather with our fellow travellers for an introductory meal together, before calling it an early night. We will be embarking on an epic adventure in the morning.

    • Meals - None (meals on your own).
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  • Day 2Auckland
    • It's our first day in the beautiful North Island, and we have so much to explore. Make way to the heart of the city to visit Queen Street. It's generally always bustling, with a variety of shops, restaurants and cafes lining the road. A stroll down this road will reveal some of the city's hidden gems, and also gives you the chance to purchase a few knick-knacks and souvenirs.

      If you are an art lover, you can head over to the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. There are over 15,000 works of art on display, including pieces by Maori, Pacific, local, and other international artists. A browse through the gallery will give you a chance to learn more about the country's art heritage.

      Or, if you would rather spend some time amidst New Zealand's abundant natural beauty, you could head to Mount Eden. Named after the biblical garden often referred to as paradise, this dormant volcanic cone offers spectacular views of the city.

      You can try some traditional New Zealand fare for lunch, and once you have relished a delicious meal, the day gets really exciting. Once you receive your bikes today, head for the first ride around the city, passing through all the sights and sounds. This will allow you the time required to get a feel of the bike that you will be riding for the rest of the tour.

      As the sun is about to set, head to the Sky Tower, the most iconic building of Auckland's skyline. It is over 300 metres tall, and the observation deck offers a 360 degrees view of the city.

      The day ends with a delicious meal close to the motel. You have got a long ride ahead tomorrow.

    • Meals - None (meals on your own).
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  • Day 3Auckland - Rotorua
    • It's time to rev our engines as we start our day of riding. We will leave the city behind us, heading south, towards Matamata. The glass and steel buildings of Auckland will soon melt into emerald forests and grasslands, and beautiful scenery will accompany us on the journey. A little over half way through our first ride, we will stop at the Hobbiton Movie Set in Matamata. If time permits, spare change for the entry fee and indulge in a little tour around The Shire. After a stop at Middle Earth, we will hit the open road once again.

      The second leg of our journey for today will take us past pine forests and patches of native grasslands, before safely delivering us to the Pacific Ring of Fire and Rotorua. A dynamic geothermal area, the smell of sulphur in the air will constantly remind us of the many bubbling geysers and hot springs here. Spend some time, familiarising with the surroundings, and perhaps even enjoying a dip in a mud pool or two. As the day draws to an end, learn more about the Maori culture through a traditional dance and delicious feast.

      As night falls, we will be more than ready to hit the sack and relax our weary muscles.

    • 228 km
    • Meals - None (meals on your own).
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  • Day 4Rotorua - Hawke's Bay
    • It's another gorgeous morning on the island. Today, ride further south, towards Hawke's Bay. There will be a few inclines as we leave the volcanic cones of Rotorua, and soon enough, we will find ourselves on a gorgeous open road, with green cover all around. Make a few stops along the way for some truly Instagram-worthy photo ops, and reach Hawke's Bay by afternoon.

      While many people believe that Hawke's Bay is first and foremost a wine country, there's a lot more to do here that doesn't involve a glass of merlot. Nature enthusiasts can head off to the Kaweka Forest Park. The hilly area has tussock valleys, beech forests and alpine shrublands, making it the perfect place to stretch your legs after all that riding.

      Those with a flair for architecture can make their way to Napier, where art deco buildings line each and every road and pathway. You can choose to walk these roads, or cycle down them, while looking out for the Maori motifs that add a touch of local flavour to the city's skyline.

      To end the day on a sweet note, we strongly recommend a visit to Napier's Silky Oak Chocolate Museum. Here, you can learn all about chocolate's rich past, going back almost 3,000 years! Don't forget to sample some of the delicious handmade chocolates available at Hawke's Bay's chocolate complex.

    • 220 km
    • Meals - None (meals on your own).
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  • Day 5Hawke's Bay - Wellington
    • It is our last ride on the North Island, and we will be riding all the way to the southern tip, to the capital city, Wellington. Our journey will be pretty easy, cruising along a relatively straight road that cuts through farmlands and rolling countryside. Once we see the clear turquoise waters of the Cook Strait, we will know we have reached our destination.

      Known as the coolest capital in the world, Wellington is home to diverse architecture, award-winning restaurants, a plethora of cultural attractions, and world-class museums. In fact, no visit to Wellington is complete without a trip to the Museum of New Zealand, which is heralded as Te Papa Tongarewa or 'container of treasures' in the local language. What started as a tiny colonial museum for science in the mid-19th century has now become an interactive and innovative national museum. Spread over six floors, you can choose to visit the museum and learn all about the rich heritage and culture of the Kiwi people.

      To get a real feel of the city, you can opt to give your legs a bit of a workout by walking through the winding streets and making your way to the waterfront. If the beach isn't really your scene, you could hike up the Makara Peak for stunning views of the city.

    • 326 km
    • Meals - None (meals on your own).
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  • Day 6Wellington - Nelson
    • It's all aboard the interisland ferry this morning, for a 3-hour journey to Picton through the picturesque Marlborough Sounds. The best place to truly enjoy the ride is up on the observation deck, where we can admire the azure waters and emerald hills to our heart's content. After navigating through the Queen Charlotte Sound, disembark and kick-start the mighty steeds for a challenging ride. The journey takes us through the gorgeous but hilly Queen Charlotte Drive, and there will be a number of climbs and descents along the way. The road starts to even out just in time to reach sunny Nelson, a thriving cultural centre and the oldest city in the country.

      We have spent most of the day in transit, so be ready to hit the sack as soon as we reach the motel. Don't worry about not having enough time to soak in the city's vibe - we have a whole day of exploring tomorrow.

    • 235 km
    • Meals - None (meals on your own).
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  • Day 7Nelson
    • Over the years, Nelson has turned into a magnet of sorts for artists and creative people, who flock here to draw inspiration from the stunning landscape and diverse topography. Today, we can take a bit of a rest from our bikes and spend some time strolling through the picturesque city, visiting artists' studios, sampling local artisan products, and exploring the craft markets.

      Apart from the buzzing art scene, this old city is also a fabulous place to try adventure sports. Enjoy white-water kayaking in Murchison, or relish an unforgettable jet boarding experience through the Buller Canyon. For a 'cooler' experience, make way to the largest cold water spring in the Southern Hemisphere, Te Waikoropupu Springs.

      Spend some time soaking in nature's bounty or leg it to the Abel Tasman Coast Track. The walk passes through coastal forests and brilliant golden beaches, with delightful photo opportunities at every twist and turn.

      After a spectacular day enjoying the city our way, we will head back to the motel for a good night's rest.

    • Meals - None (meals on your own).
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  • Day 8Nelson - Punakaiki
    • We will rise with the sun, excited for the journey we are about to undertake. Zigzag the way through the mountain passes of the Southern Alps and cruise through the Lewis Pass, which meanders along a succession of rivers.

      After an exhilarating 3-hour ride, we will dismount at Punakaiki, which is considered by many to be Mother Nature's masterpiece. Layers of sedimentation and earthquake activities have created the awe-inspiring Pancake Rocks at Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki's most intriguing tourist attraction. The layered rocks rise up to a towering height of 15 metres, and while we stare up in fascination, the waves crashing along the caverns below will provide the most delightful soundtrack to our adventure.

    • 265 km
    • Meals - None (meals on your own).
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  • Day 9Punakaiki - Fox Glacier
    • Our journey today will lead us down the absolutely spectacular West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. We will have the tranquil sea to the right and the mighty mountains to the left, making it one of the most picturesque rides of our trip. The coast is home to 16 glaciers and today we will be exploring Fox Glacier. It is one of the few glaciers in the world that descends from the Alps into an emerald forest, about 300 metres above sea level.

      There are several hiking routes that will lead up and around the glacier. Also the alternate option is to take a helicopter tour over the glacier and the surroundings peaks for some of the most astounding views. Near the glacier lies Lake Matheson, which reflects the towering peak of Mount Cook and is known for being the most photographed lake in New Zealand.

    • 240 km
    • Meals - None (meals on your own).
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  • Day 10Fox Glacier - Queenstown
    • As we ride away from Fox Glacier, the glacier valleys will start to melt into dense native bush, providing us with dramatic scenery for the first half of our journey. Continue through the Haast Pass, which leads to Wanaka. The stunning town rests along the shore of its namesake lake, and if time permits, explore the winding lanes on foot for a while.

      The last leg of today's ride will be a slightly challenging, but with a little patience, we will soon find ourselves sitting on the shore of Lake Wakatipu, admiring the stunning alpine peaks that surround Queenstown.

      After a long and rugged journey, we have the evening all to ourself. If you have the energy, you can hit the streets and enjoy the buzzing nightlife here. Or, if you're ready to call it a day, you can find yourself a delicious meal at a quaint cafe before turning in for the night.

    • 327 km
    • Meals - None (meals on your own).
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  • Day 11Queenstown
    • It's time to give ourselves and our bikes some much needed rest. We will be spending the day exploring Queenstown and finding out why exactly it's called the world's Adventure Capital. You can get your adrenalin pumping by going bungee jumping at the Kawarau Bride Bungee. Of course, if you aren't a fan of heights, you can still enjoy some epic thrills on the white-water rapids of the Shotover River.

      Hobbits, dwarves, elves, and others who fancy themselves a part of J. R. R. Tolkien's fantastical Middle Earth can choose to venture out to Glenorchy. This little hamlet, with its fabulous beech forests is featured in most of the Lord of the Rings films. As you make your way through the town, you will be able to spot bits of Isengard, The Misty Mountains, Amon Hen, and Lothlorien.

      Oenophiles can make way to Gibbston, a little locale that houses a range of vineyards. Cycle around the region, relaxing amidst the vines, meeting with the vintners, and sampling some of the country's finest wines.

      For a more relaxed day, choose to take a cruise down the scenic lake, or ride the Gondola up to Bob's Peak for the ultimate bird's-eye view of the city.

      In the evening, it's time to put on our dancing shoes and head out for a lively night. We can make way to the bustling night clubs or indulge in a couple of pub crawls.

    • Meals - None (meals on your own).
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  • Day 12Queenstown - Te Anau
    • After an exhausting yet exciting day in Queenstown, we have got an easy ride ahead of us. It's the quickest ride of the entire journey, and for the most part, we will be cruising along smooth roads with the sun on our face and the wind in our hair. Follow the road to the picturesque township of Te Anau, which sits nestled on the edge of its namesake lake.

      Te Anau offers several hiking opportunities, and it serves as the gateway to the Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park. It is generally always buzzing with tourists and the restaurants here offer visitors a chance to relish local specialities like lobster, seafood and venison.

      After sampling the local food and admiring all the beauty, head to bed for a good night's rest before the journey to Milford Sound.

    • 173 km
    • Meals - None (meals on your own).
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  • Day 13Te Anau - Milford Sound - Te Anau
    • We will take the scenic route to Milford Sound, through the alpine peaks with the native bush and verdant forests for company. Park the bikes and climb on board the awaiting vessel for the Milford Sound cruise. The area we are exploring was carved out by glaciers during the ice age. As we set off into the sparkling water, we will soon understand why Rudyard Kipling insisted on calling this place the 'Eighth Wonder of the World'. Lofty mountains rise out of the clear water and the peaks appear to brush the sky. The snow-capped mountains have gushing waterfalls cascading down its crevices, before eventually tumbling into the water below with a mighty roar. After admiring the unending beauty available here, we will ride back to Te Anau for another night in the tourist hotspot.

    • 236 km
    • Meals - None (meals on your own).
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  • Day 14Te Anau - Dunedin
    • Rise and shine along with the sun, ready for a legendary journey ahead. Today we will be clocking nearly 400 kilometres on our bikes, so it's best to start as early as we can.

      We will be riding to the southern edge of the island, to a place known as Invercargill, Southland. The journey will take a couple of hours, but then there will be enough time to stretch our legs at the Classic Motorcycle Mecca.

      The unique museum is known for housing a collection of motorcycles, some of which date back to 1902. Bikes from brands like Peugeot, BMW, Indian, Harley Davidson, AJS, and Brough Superior can be found within these hallowed halls. True bike aficionados will be able to easily spot the Schwinn and Zundapp hogs. Of course, the museum's most prized possessions are the three John Britten motorcycles that they have on display!

      Once we have paid our respects at Classic Motorcycle Mecca, kick-start the bikes and ride off towards the east coast and Dunedin. Waving its Scottish heritage flag high, this quaint town sits nestled amidst dramatic hills. It's one of the best-preserved Victorian cities in the Southern Hemisphere, and is also home to New Zealand's one and only castle, Larnach Castle. Historians eager to learn about the city's Victorian past and the scandalous life of William Larnach can opt for a tour of the well-preserved building and its vast gardens.

      If you have a fascination for all things weird and unique, you can make your way to the Otago Museum, which boasts a collection of over 1.5 million objects. Spread out over seven galleries, the museum claims to showcase only the most fascinating, unique, biggest and best.

      For a true-blue Dunedin experience, we highly recommend the Taieri Gorge Rail journey. Considered to be one of the greatest rail journeys in the world, the train departs from downtown Dunedin and then snakes its way through the rugged Taieri Gorge. Offering visitors the opportunity to click spectacular pictures, the train will slow down or stop at the most picturesque points along the journey.

      After a marvellous day exploring a township that seems frozen in time, we will head to our motels and call it a night.

    • 391 km
    • Meals - None (meals on your own).
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  • Day 15Dunedin - Mount Cook
    • It's our penultimate day of riding, and we have got quite the adventure planned. Begin ride along the coast, riding north towards Oamaru. About an hour into the ride, arrive at Moeraki. If time permits, stop for a moment and make way to the beach and click several gorgeous photos of the mysterious Moeraki Boulders. After a quick pit stop, continue along the coast for a short while, before turning inland, riding through the Waitaki Valley. On leaving the coast, there are a few great places where we can stop to take in the view. The first is the Benmore Dam. The dam is located on New Zealand's largest artificial lake and is a hotspot for fishing and trekking. One of the most popular trails here leads up to a gorgeous lookout point that offers the most stunning views of Mount Cook and the road that lies ahead. As we continue our journey, ride through Omarama and Twizel. From here, make way along the shore of Lake Pukaki - a journey that will reward us with breathtaking views of all the Southern Alps.

      After a long journey, we will finally park our bikes for the day at Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Once we take in the awe-inspiring views of the alpine peaks, retire for the night.

    • 318 km
    • Meals - None (meals on your own).
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  • Day 16Mount Cook - Christchurch
    • It's the last 300 kilometres of our entire trip, and it's going to be a beautiful ride. Relish a final sweeping view of the glittering snow-capped peaks of Mount Cook before setting off on the road towards Lake Pukaki. At the southernmost tip of the lake, take a left and ride through golden tussock land and arrive at the tranquil surface of Lake Tekapo. After making the most of the photo opportunities available here, continue towards the city. The journey will lead through a few twists and turns down the slopes, until finally hitting the flat, open road that will deliver us to Christchurch.

      The largest city of the South Island, the quirky town has old English gardens standing side-by-side with modern pop-up bars and container-based shopping malls. Bid a fond farewell to the two-wheeled travel companions and set about discovering the many hidden marvels of the city. Foodies can walk down to the many eateries and pubs, while those who would like to enjoy time amidst the serenity of nature can stroll through Christchurch Botanic Gardens or cycle along the Avon River promenade.

    • 332 km
    • Meals - None (meals on your own).
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  • Day 17Depart Christchurch
    • It's been a legendary journey, but the time has come to say goodbye. Take a picture of the entire group together, before saying our final farewells. We will pack our things with heavy hearts, and enjoy the last glimpses of New Zealand's fabulous scenery on the journey to the airport. It's been a thrilling ride, and we can't wait to climb aboard our bikes with you again soon.

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    • Meals - None (meals on your own).
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Inclusions

  • Accommodation at selected category of motels / hotels.
  • Airport transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Interisland ferry as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Motorbike - Suzuki - SV650 / SFV650 Gladius / DR650
  • Support Vehicle.
  • Travel insurance.

Exclusions

  • A reimbursable security deposit of 10% per motorbike (If bike is damaged, the amount required for the damages shall be deducted at the end of the tour). Client has to pay in case of damage to the vehicle by accident. Upgrade to other motorbikes. Personal riding gears / helmets. If, the rider because of any circumstances leaves the ride in between then the charges for transporting the bike from the leaving point till end are chargeable from the rider.
  • Fuel for mentioned Motorbikes.
  • International air ticket.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Visa charges.
  • Any transport to Auckland / from Christchurch. Your tour price starts ex Auckland.
  • Admission fees or guide charges to various monuments, temples, forts etc.
  • Personal expenses, tips, laundry, telephone calls, personal medicines, alcoholic beverages. Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control. Any kind of insurance, such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation, etc.
  • Cost of foreign exchange for personal use.
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary 'HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES' head.
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.

Price - Valid till 15 Dec 2020

Hub Twin Sharing Accommodation
Rider
Ex Auckland ₹ 3,20,000
* These prices are applicable for 8-10 adventurers. But if you’re looking to venture off the beaten path with your own gang, we’ll be happy to craft an exclusive adventure for you!

Note:

  • The above price is based on minimum 10 adults travelling together.
  • Rider minimum age is 21 years old and must hold valid driver's license suitable for machine being hired.
  • Hire Motorcycles 700 cc and over have a minimum rider age of 25.
  • The above price is not valid for travel during trade fair period and special events.
  • Should the period of travel, or the number of participants, or the type of accommodation, or the type of transport or the duration of the trip, change, the quote will be adjusted accordingly.
  • At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.
  • To proceed with the booking please furnish a non-refundable booking deposit of Rs. 10,000/- per person.
  • Please go through the How To Book and the Terms and Conditions section of Cox & Kings - Trip360[Kindly advise if Cox & Kings should reflect here.].
  • If you are looking to venture off the beaten path with your own gang, we will be happy to craft an exclusive adventure for you.

Dates

Wish to go on this adventure? Just give us a shout and we’ll make it happen for you! Your dates, your budget!

Accommodation

Comfortable, modern, clean motel style with motorbike parking outside the unit.All places have small kitchenettes and complementary tea/coffee making facilities. Usually no onsite restaurant but will be one close.

Motorbikes

  • ModelTiger 800

Things to Carry

New Zealand is an informal country, so you won't be out of place in casual wear such as a t-shirt and jeans. The dress code at most restaurants and night spots is smart casuals.

The country goes through four seasons in a day, which means you can experience anything from rain to hail to snow. Make sure you pack in clothing that suits the variable climate. A raincoat is a must for the rains; you cannot do without a light jacket or a pashmina shawl for the cooler climes or the high-altitude destinations. A good idea is to opt for layered clothing - turn those frosty mornings into warm, sunny days anytime!

Since New Zealand is a hub for adventurous outdoor activities, bring along some swimming gear, hiking shoes, and trekking pants or shorts. Sun-protection gear is a must too, so don't forget your sun hat, sunglasses or sunscreen! If you plan to explore the country on foot in your free time, lightweight walking shoes or sneakers are an ideal option.

Appropriate equipment is a component of a successful journey! Travel light, try to stay under 45 lb (20 kg).

BAGS:

  • A sailor bag would be perfect, a walker's bag too (without steel bar). You can close it with a padlock if you want to (don't forget to tag it before leaving with your address)
  • A small backpack of 20 litres is advised for daily necessities such as camera, sunscreen lotion

CLOTHES AND PERSONAL EQUIPMENTS:

  • 2 light pants
  • 4 shirts (including some with long sleeves, to protect yourself from the sun)
  • 1 bathing suit
  • Sun glasses
  • Hat
  • Sport shoes or trekking shoes
  • 1 litre canteen (flask) and a flashlight (don't forget the batteries)
  • Some sweats and cereal bars


PERSONAL MEDICINE:

  • Sun screen lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Broad-spectrum antibiotic
  • Paracetamol
  • Anti-diarrhoea
  • Elastoplasts
  • Skin disinfectant
  • Bandages and special blisters bandage
  • Glucose

EXTRA:

  • Swimsuit
  • Hat
  • Light cotton clothes
  • Flip flops
  • Camera
  • Mosquito repellent

SPECIAL MOTORCYCLE CLOTHES:

  • Motorcycle boots are strongly advised or ankle high shoes
  • Motorbike jacket (synthetic preferred)
  • Motorbike pant (synthetic preferred)
  • A rain suit (just in case!)
  • Gloves
  • Helmet
  • Bandana

Travel Tips

  • Trip Summary

    • Start of Tour: Auckland
    • End of Tour: Christchurch
    • Total days: 17
    • Riding days: 12
    • Rest days: 05
    • Total riding distance: 3291 km
    • Average distance per day: 275 km
    • Route: Auckland - Rotorua - Hawke's Bay - Wellington - Nelson - Punakaiki - Fox Galcier - Queenstown - Te Anau - Milford Sound - Dunedin - Mount Cook - Christchurch
    • Season: March to November
    • Upgrage to Triumph - Tiger 1050cc is available.

  • Generic Notes

    • It is advisable to have proper safety gears for rider and pillion.
    • Some areas are political tensed, so because of any such natural or human made calamity if, the tour is extended / diverted or terminated before the ending date then in such case Trip360 will not be responsible for it and any additional cost has to be paid by the clients.
    • Rider's minimum age is 21 years old and must hold valid driver's license suitable for machine being hired.
    • Hire Motorcycles 700 cc and over have aThe above price is based on minimum 10 adults travelling together.
    • Rider minimum age is 21 years old and must hold valid driver's license suitable for machine being hired.
    • Hire Motorcycles 700 cc and over have a minimum rider age of 25
    • The above price is not valid for travel during trade fair period and special events.
    • Should the period of travel, or the number of participants, or the type of accommodation, or the type of transport or the duration of the trip, change, the quote will be adjusted accordingly.
    • At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.
    • To proceed with the booking please furnish a non-refundable booking deposit of Rs. 90,000/- per person.
    • Please go through the How To Book and the Terms and Conditions section of Trip360.
    • If you are looking to venture off the beaten path with your own gang, we will be happy to craft an exclusive adventure for you. minimum rider age of 25.

  • Type of Food

    Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options of food will be available.

    The cuisine in New Zealand is very seasonal and relies heavily on local produce. As the islands are very agricultural, there is a wide variety of fresh foods always available. The influences are largely British although there are Asian influences creeping in and takeaways are becoming more popular.

    New Zealand is an island nation with its waters containing a large variety of fish and seafood. Despite this, until recently shellfish hasn't played an important part in the diet of New Zealanders. The consumption of fish has traditionally been low as meat has been the main preference for meals. Having said this, fish and seafood has always been significant in the Maori diet and you will notice that the names of many of them are still used today in Maori.

  • Clothes to Carry

    New Zealand is an informal country, so you won't be out of place in casual wear such as a t-shirt and jeans. The dress code at most restaurants and night spots is smart casuals.

    The country goes through four seasons in a day, which means you can experience anything from rain to hail to snow. Make sure you pack in clothing that suits the variable climate. A raincoat is a must for the rains; you cannot do without a light jacket or a pashmina shawl for the cooler climes or the high-altitude destinations. A good idea is to opt for layered clothing - turn those frosty mornings into warm, sunny days anytime!

    Since New Zealand is a hub for adventurous outdoor activities, bring along some swimming gear, hiking shoes, and trekking pants or shorts. Sun-protection gear is a must too, so don't forget your sun hat, sunglasses or sunscreen! If you plan to explore the country on foot in your free time, lightweight walking shoes or sneakers are an ideal option.

    Appropriate equipment is a component of a successful journey! Travel light, try to stay under 45 lb (20 kg).

    BAGS:

    • A sailor bag would be perfect, a walker's bag too (without steel bar). You can close it with a padlock if you want to (don't forget to tag it before leaving with your address)
    • A small backpack of 20 litres is advised for daily necessities such as camera, sunscreen lotion

    CLOTHES AND PERSONAL EQUIPMENTS:

    • 2 light pants
    • 4 shirts (including some with long sleeves, to protect yourself from the sun)
    • 1 bathing suit
    • Sun glasses
    • Hat
    • Sport shoes or trekking shoes
    • 1 litre canteen (flask) and a flashlight (don't forget the batteries)
    • Some sweats and cereal bars


    PERSONAL MEDICINE:

    • Sun screen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Broad-spectrum antibiotic
    • Paracetamol
    • Anti-diarrhoea
    • Elastoplasts
    • Skin disinfectant
    • Bandages and special blisters bandage
    • Glucose

    EXTRA:

    • Swimsuit
    • Hat
    • Light cotton clothes
    • Flip flops
    • Camera
    • Mosquito repellent

  • Equipment Checklist

    SPECIAL MOTORCYCLE CLOTHES:

    • Motorcycle boots are strongly advised or ankle high shoes
    • Motorbike jacket (synthetic preferred)
    • Motorbike pant (synthetic preferred)
    • A rain suit (just in case!)
    • Gloves
    • Helmet
    • Bandana

  • Flight Information

    Many airlines fly from Mumbai, New Delhi, and major cities in India to Auckland.

  • Medical facilities Available

    New Zealand provides good health care facilities. Many multispecialty hospitals are within proximity.

  • Luggage Info

    Luggage will be carried in the standard side luggage boxes provided.

  • Books to Read

    The Bone People by Keri Hulme - We are introduced to Kerewin Holmes, who resides in a tower on the New Zealand Sea. She is an artist in exile from her family, and is part European, part Maori. She then meets a speechless boy named Simon and his Maori foster father, Joe. Offering up significant doses of romance, mystery and isolation, this page turner helps us uncover the complicated relationship that the three difficult characters share.

    The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera - Kahu, a young member of the Whangara tribe, is faced with an impossible challenge. She's a descendant of the much-revered 'whale rider', Kahutia Te Rangi. While every male heir since Kahutia has inherited the title of chief, the locals are unwilling to give Kahu the title she deserves. As thousands of whales start to beach themselves and threaten the tribe, Kahu fights to prove her leadership, her love, and most importantly, her destiny.

  • Approximate Group Size

    10-20 passengers.

  • Money to carry

    For those expenses not included in the tour price, you may wish to carry some extra money. NZD is acceptable throughout and there are ATMs which can be used to withdraw the local currency. Most of the restaurants and shops accept International Credit Cards.

  • Tipping

    All tipping is optional and by no means mandatory. However, if you feel that your staff and drivers have performed at a good or excellent level, it is a great way to let them know you appreciate their efforts.

  • Getting Around

    Motorbike, cycle, walking.

  • Places to eat

    There are plenty of food outlets available in New Zealand.