Motorcycle Tour Highlights / New Zealand
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Motorcycle Tours New Zealand Highlights

On this 15-day Self Drive motorcycle tour through New Zealand, you will visit the most beautiful highlights of the two islands and Stewart Island. Your motorcycle tour begins in the north in the metropolis of Auckland and takes you to the geysers of Rotorua and the capital of Wellington on the south island of New Zealand which is famous for its unique natural beauty. You will spend several days in the region around the southern alps where you will also visit the Franz Josef Glacier and the majestic Milford Sound. See penguins and dolphins in the wild and learn about New Zealand's national bird, the Kiwi. The more adventurous will have the opportunity to try out bungee jumping, skydiving, or a helicopter flight. On this Self Drive motorcycle tour through New Zealand you won't miss out on any highlight of this country.


The Route for the New Zealand Motorcycle Tour Highlights by Reuthers


The Route:

arrow down Day 1: Auckland

Auckland, City of Sails, New Zealand

Kia Ora to Auckland, the City of Sails.

arrow down Day 2: Auckland > Whitianga

Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

After breakfast you will pick up your motorcycle at the rental station and on the Pacific Coast Highway you will cruise through the beautiful Coromandel area to Whitianga. You will spend the night right near the beach, where once Captain Cook raised the British flag.

arrow down Day 3: Whitianga > Rotorua

Maori, Rotorua, New Zealand

After a hearty breakfast By Nina and a wonderful stroll you will reach the Cathedral Cove with it's natural rock cathedral. Afterwards you will cruise along the coast to Rotorua. Right before the city the smell of sulfur and blubbering and roaring geysers await you. Pure New Zealand culture is what you 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 4: Rotorua > Napier

Te Puia, Rotorua, New Zealand

What the story is all about concerning the geysers and the rare Kiwis, you will learn in Te Puia. Overwhelmed by these nature events, you continue your trip to Taupo where you 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. Your destination today is Napier, after the great earthquake in 1931, it is a newly built city in the Art-Deco style. You will spend the night near the beach promenade, the Marine Parade.

arrow down Day 5: Napier > Wellington

Wasserfall, New Zealand

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

arrow down Day 6: Wellington > Nelson

Interislander, Wellington, New Zealand

Before you leave the northern island to head south, you will visit New Zealands National Museum Te Papa. In the early afternoon you will then take the Interislander for the short transfer to Picton. From Picton you 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 7: Nelson

Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

As a day tour, you will today undertake an excursion into the Abel Tasman National Park where you 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 8: Nelson > Greymouth

Pancake Rocks, New Zealand

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

arrow down Day 9: Greymouth > Franz Josef

Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

You 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 you will set up your 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 10: Franz Josef > Queenstown

TSS Earnslaw, Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, New Zealand

Passing the Fox Glacier you will leave the Tasman Sea and cross the Haast Pass and reach Wanaka. A lonely mountain road leads you to the most exciting city of New Zealand, to Queenstown. After a breathtaking passage on the Lake Wakatipu you 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 you afterwards back again to Queenstown.

arrow down Day 11: 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 your trip to Te Anau continues on in the early afternoon.

arrow down Day 12: 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 you 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 13: Te Anau > Invercargill

Albatross, Stewart Island, New Zealand

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

arrow down Day 14: Invercargill > Dunedin

The World's Fastest Indian

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

arrow down Day 15: Dunedin > Christchurch

Avon River, Christchurch, New Zealand

On your last day you head toward Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and return your motorcycle to the rental station.

Learn more about this Self Drive Motorcycle Tour:

arrow down What's included - Pricing - Dates

What's included:
* The Original Tour - developed and organised by Reuthers
* Harley-Davidson, BMW or other Rental Motorcycle for the Tour including third party and comprehensive insurance
* Reuthers POMZEC© (Peace Of Mind Zero Excess Coverage) for the rental vehicle
* 15x Accommodation Middleclass Hotels/Motels in shared Double Room
* Secured Payment Certificate (Sicherungsschein)
* Reuthers Tour Book with Itineraries and Tips
* Reuthers Travel Lecture (in English)
* 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
* Reuthers Rewards
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Self Drive: Rider Rental Motorcycle (Cat.1 > 650cc) = NZD 7895
Self Drive: Rider Rental Motorcycle (Cat.2 < 650cc) = NZD 6385
Self Drive: Rider own Motorcycle = NZD 2115
Self Drive: Passenger Motorcycle = NZD 2115
Twin Room extra charge (2 separate beds instead of 1 common bed) = NZD 195
Single Room extra charge (instead of shared Double Room) = NZD 1385

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
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 260
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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