Motorcycle Tour Paradise / New Zealand
Guided
Reuthers Harley-Davidson BMW

Motorcycle Tours New Zealand Paradise

Our Guided motorcycle tour through New Zealand is paradise for motorcyclists at the other side of the world: You will quite intensively get to know the two large islands of New Zealand as well as Stewart Island on this 19 day motorcycle tour - from the northern tip at Cape Reinga to the beautiful landscapes on the southern island. During the motorcycle tour, gain insight into the indigenous culture of the Maori, discover natural wonders such as the geysers of Rotorua and have the opportunity to bungee jump or skydive. Of course you will also visit the famous Milford Sound in the south and exciting cities such as Christchurch, Auckland and the capital Wellington. Our Guided motorcycle tour Paradise in New Zealand is ideal for those who want to really get to know this fascinating country on the seat of a Harley-Davidson or BMW motorcycle.

 

The Route for the New Zealand Motorcycle Tour Paradise by <em>Reuthers</em>

 

The Route:

arrow down Day 1: Auckland

Auckland, City of Sails, New Zealand

Kia Ora to Auckland, the City of Sails. Be our guest at our traditional welcome drink and dinner. Getting to know each other is top of the list and your tour guide will give you further information on your upcoming New Zealand dream trip.

arrow down Day 2: Auckland > Paihia

Bay of Islands, New Zealand

After breakfast and the briefing for the day we will pick up our motorcycles at the rental station. The last safety tips (Keep Left!) are given and then you will start off for the 3 day trip to the Northlands. Through Whangarei we will reach Paihia at the beloved Bay of Islands.

arrow down Day 3: Paihia > Kaitaia

Treaty of Waitangi Grounds, New Zealand

We will start the day with a visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the birth location of New Zealand. Today's destination is Kaitaia, the perfect starting point for tomorrow.

arrow down Day 4: Kaitaia > Dargaville

Cape Reinga Light House, New Zealand

Today we will head for New Zealands northest spot. Even if fame is more due to the Surville Cliffs in the east, we will visit the Cape Reinga with the small post office station, a guide to the great wide world world and the solitary lighthouse. It is a spiritual spot. Here the spirit of the dead glide into the underworld to their homeland Hawaiki, so say the Maori. After this detour to the far north, we will cruise south on the Twin Coast Discovery Highway. There we will cross from Kohukohu with the ferry to Rawene. Our route takes us to the Waipoua Kauri Forest where we will find amongst others the most impressing tree of New Zealand, Tane Mahuta, the God of the Forest. It has a width of 4,5 m, a height of 51 m and is over 2000 years old. We will spend the night after this exiciting day in Dargaville.

arrow down Day 5: Dargaville > Auckland

New Zealand

We will travel again along the Twin Coast Discovery Highway and will arrive sometime in the afternoon in Auckland. Here we have the rest of the day to our own disposal.

arrow down Day 6: Auckland > Whitianga

Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

On the Pacific Coast Highway we will cruise through the beautiful Coromandel area to Whitianga. We will spend the night right near the beach, where once Captain Cook raised the British flag.

arrow down Day 7: Whitianga > Rotorua

Maori, Rotorua, New Zealand

After a hearty breakfast By Nina and a wonderful stroll we will reach the Cathedral Cove with it's natural rock cathedral. Afterwards we will cruise along the coast to Rotorua. Right before the city the smell of sulfur and blubbering and roaring geysers await us. Pure New Zealand culture is what we have in the evening in the Tamaki Village in the form of Maori dances and songs as well as the following Hangi Dinner.

arrow down Day 8: Rotorua > Napier

Te Puia, Rotorua, New Zealand

What the story is all about concerning the geysers and the rare Kiwis, we will learn in Te Puia. Overwhelmed by these nature events, we continue our trip to Taupo where we will stop at the Lake Taupo, the largest inland water of New Zealand, and enjoy the lovely view of Mount Ruapehu and its height of 2797 m. Our destination today is Napier, after the great earthquake in 1931, it is a newly built city in the Art-Deco style. We will spend the night near the beach promenade, the Marine Parade.

arrow down Day 9: Napier > Wellington

Wasserfall, New Zealand

With all the time in the world we will travel today to Wellington, the capital of New Zealand.

arrow down Day 10: Wellington > Nelson

Interislander, Wellington, New Zealand

Before we leave the northern island to head south, we will visit New Zealands National Museum Te Papa. In the early afternoon we will then take the Interislander for the short transfer to Picton. From Picton we will travel along Tasman Bay directly to Nelson, New Zealands first city ever. By the way the area around Nelson has the highest amount of sunshine hours in New Zealand - ideal for motorcyclists, of whom around Nelson there should be way over 400 (!)...

arrow down Day 11: Nelson

Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

As a day tour, we will today undertake an excursion into the Abel Tasman National Park where we will be dropped off per water taxi at the beach and after a walk in the free wilderness simply be picked up again.

arrow down Day 12: Nelson > Greymouth

Pancake Rocks, New Zealand

Our motorcycle tour leads us southwest along the famous Buller Gorge Road to Cape Foulwind and south to the Pancake Rocks. Here we will get a close up view of the blowholes with the spraying seawater. We will spend the night in the coastal city Greymouth.

arrow down Day 13: Greymouth > Franz Josef

Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

We will pass the old goldmining city Ross and enjoy the all uniting landscape with imposing mountains, green rain forest and the Tasman Sea to the right. In Franz Josef we will set up our sleeping quarters below the Franz Josef Glacier. Depending on the weather, there is the possibility for a helicopter flight with a landing on the famous glacier or weather independent to take a breathtaking quad tour in the rain forest.

arrow down Day 14: Franz Josef > Queenstown

TSS Earnslaw, Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, New Zealand

Passing the Fox Glacier we will leave the Tasman Sea and cross the Haast Pass and reach Wanaka. A lonely mountain road leads us to the most exciting city of New Zealand, to Queenstown. After a breathtaking passage on the Lake Wakatipu we will have dinner in the Colonel's Homestead restaurant of the Walter Peak High Country Sheep farm and with a farm tour get a picture of the work on a New Zealand farm. The TSS Earnslaw, the oldest coal fueled steam ship of New Zealand, brings us afterwards back again to Queenstown.

arrow down Day 15: Queenstown > Te Anau

Bungee Jumping, Kawarau Bridge, New Zealand

In the morning there is action and sights to see: Starting with the popular bungee jumping off the historic Kawarau Bridge, up to para sailing and jet boat riding. Of course you can also spend your time with an abundant shopping tour in Queenstown, as our trip to Te Anau continues on in the early afternoon.

arrow down Day 16: Te Anau

Milford Sound, New Zealand

Today a world wonder is on the program, one of the most famous symbols of New Zealand: the Milford Sound in the rain-laden zone of New Zealand. Here we will take a cruise on the 16 kilometer long fjord to the Tasmanian Sea and at the same time observe penguins, sea lions, dolphins, sometimes even whales, as well as the most spectacular waterfalls in New Zealand.

arrow down Day 17: Te Anau > Invercargill

Albatross, Stewart Island, New Zealand

Bright and early the next morning we will continue our New Zealand trip to the nature island Stewart Island in the far south of New Zealand. Here we can observe in untouched nature i.e. rare bird species and take a scooter tour. We have booked our overnight stay in Invercargill.

arrow down Day 18: Invercargill > Dunedin

The World's Fastest Indian

Surely most of you have heard of the cult film "The World's Fastest Indian" with Anthony Hopkins. We will have a close up view of Burt Monro's original motorcycle today. Afterwards we head through the Catlins on to Dunedin, where we go for a stroll around town and have dinner.

arrow down Day 19: Dunedin > Christchurch

Avon River, Christchurch, New Zealand

On our last day we head toward Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and return our motorcycles to the rental station. In the evening we will then have our traditional Farewell Dinner in which we can recap the adventures of our motorbike tour through New Zealand.

Learn more about this Guided Motorcycle Tour:

arrow down What's included - Pricing - Dates

What's included:
* The Original Tour - developed and organised by Reuthers
* Reuthers Tour Guide - trained and multilingual
* Harley-Davidson, BMW or other Rental Motorcycle for the Tour including comprehensive insurance
* 19x Accommodation Middleclass Hotels/Motels in shared Double Room
* Luggage Transportation during the Tour
* Secured Payment Certificate (Sicherungsschein)
* Reuthers Tour Book with Itineraries and Tips
* Reuthers Travel Lecture
* Reuthers Welcome Drink
* Welcome Dinner in Restaurant
* Farewell Dinner in Restaurant
* Maori Culture with Hangi Dinner
* Dinner Walter Peak High Country Farm
* Milford Sound Nature Cruise
* Steamship Passage TSS Earnslaw
* Ferry Wellington > Picton
* Ferry Stewart Island
* Water Taxi Abel Tasman National Park
* Fuel for the Tour
* Transfers Airport > Hotel > Rental Station > Hotel > Airport
* Entrance and Parking Fees
* Reuthers Rewards
Best Value - NO Hidden Costs > Why Reuthers?

Dates:
30.Oct.-17.Nov.2017
27.Nov.-15.Dec.2017
8.Jan.-26.Jan.2018
29.Jan.-16.Feb.2018
26.Feb.-19.Mar.2018 (incl. XTRA Pack)
29.Oct.-16.Nov.2018
26.Nov.-14.Dec.2018
7.Jan.-25.Jan.2019
28.Jan.-15.Feb.2019
25.Feb.-18.Mar.2019 (incl. XTRA Pack)
28.Oct.-15.Nov.2019
25.Nov.-13.Dec.2019
Of course we also realise individual dates for VIPs, private and group tours.

Pricing:
Guided: Rider Rental Motorcycle Cat.1 = NZD 13395
Guided: Rider Rental Motorcycle Cat.2 = NZD 11465
Guided: Rider own Motorcycle = NZD 7295
Guided: Passenger Motorcycle = NZD 5495
Guided: Driver Escort Vehicle = NZD 5495
Twin Room extra charge (2 separate beds instead of 1 common bed) = NZD 255
Single Room extra charge (instead of shared Double Room) = NZD 1675
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Optional Bookings:
Additional Accommodation prior tour start in shared Double Room (1 common bed) = NZD 95
Additional Accommodation prior tour start in shared Twin Room (2 separate beds) = NZD 100
Additional Accommodation prior tour start in Single Room = NZD 190
Additional Accommodation after the tour in shared Double Room (1 common bed) = NZD 95
Additional Accommodation after the tour in shared Twin Room (2 separate beds) = NZD 100
Additional Accommodation after the tour in Single Room = NZD 190
Auckland Best Of - Sightseeing on Day 1 including additional Accommodation prior tour start in shared Double Room (1 common bed) = NZD 285
Auckland Best Of - Sightseeing on Day 1 including additional Accommodation prior tour start in shared Twin Room (2 separate beds) = NZD 295
Auckland Best Of - Sightseeing on Day 1 including additional Accommodation prior tour start in Single Room = NZD 370
XTRA Package 3 Days Christchurch > Auckland (Rider Motorcycle) = NZD 925
XTRA Package 3 Days Christchurch > Auckland (Passenger Motorcycle or Driver Escort Vehicle) = NZD 275
Helicopter Flight Franz Josef Glacier = NZD 220
Quad Tour in Franz Josef (Rider) = NZD 170
Quad Tour in Franz Josef (Passenger) = NZD 120
Jet Boat Ride Kawarau River = NZD 140

All pricing payable in New Zealand Dollar.
3% Early Bird Discount (booking more than 12 months prior tour start)
2% Golden Ager Discount (age min 60 years prior tour start)
10% Group Discount (from 8 participants, all registrations within one week, common Payment of Balance by Bank Transfer)
Please note: Total Discount max. 10% for Deposit by Credit Card and Payment of Balance by Bank Transfer. No Discount for Deposit and Payment of Balance by Credit Card or by PayPal.

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