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Self Drive Motorcycle Tour

Motorcycle Tours New Zealand Paradise

Our Self Drive 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 Self Drive motorcycle tour in New Zealand is ideal for those who want to really get to know this fascinating country on the seat of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.


The Route for the New Zealand Motorcycle Tour Paradise 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 > Paihia

Bay of Islands, New Zealand

After breakfast you will pick up your Harley-Davidson motorcycle at the rental station and then you will start off for the 3 day trip to the Northlands. Through Whangarei you will reach Paihia at the beloved Bay of Islands.

arrow down Day 3: Paihia > Kaitaia

Treaty of Waitangi Grounds, New Zealand

You 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 you will head for New Zealands northest spot. Even if fame is more due to the Surville Cliffs in the east, you 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, you will cruise south on the Twin Coast Discovery Highway. There you will cross from Kohukohu with the ferry to Rawene. Your route takes you to the Waipoua Kauri Forest where you 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. You will spend the night after this exciting day in Dargaville.

arrow down Day 5: Dargaville > Auckland

New Zealand

You will travel again along the Twin Coast Discovery Highway and will arrive sometime in the afternoon in Auckland.

arrow down Day 6: Auckland > Whitianga

Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

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 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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 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 your 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 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 17: 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 18: 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 19: 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 Harley-Davidson 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
* Rental Motorcycle for the Tour including third party and comprehensive insurance
* Reuthers POMZEC© (Peace Of Mind Zero Excess Coverage) for the rental vehicle
* 19x 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 own Motorcycle = NZD 2985
Self Drive: Rider Rental Motorcycle = NZD 12905
Self Drive: Passenger Motorcycle = NZD 2985
Twin Room extra charge (2 separate beds instead of 1 common bed) = NZD 305
Single Room extra charge (instead of shared Double Room) = NZD 1075

Optional Bookings:
Additional Accommodation prior tour start in shared Double Room (1 common bed) = NZD 105
Additional Accommodation prior tour start in shared Twin Room (2 separate beds) = NZD 115
Additional Accommodation prior tour start in Single Room = NZD 205
Additional Accommodation after the tour in shared Double Room (1 common bed) = NZD 105
Additional Accommodation after the tour in shared Twin Room (2 separate beds) = NZD 115
Additional Accommodation after the tour in Single Room = NZD 205
XTRA Package 3 Days Christchurch > Auckland (Rider Motorcycle) = NZD 1115
XTRA Package 3 Days Christchurch > Auckland (Passenger Motorcycle or Driver Escort Vehicle) = NZD 295

All pricing payable in New Zealand Dollar.
3% Early Bird Discount (booking more than 12 months prior tour start)
2% Golden Ager Discount (age at least 60 years prior tour start)
10% Group Discount (from 8 registrations made within one week, one common Payment of Balance)
2% Harley Owners Group Discount
2% BMW Motorcycle Owners Club Discount
2% Indian Motorcycle Riders Group Discount
2% Riders Association of Triumph Discount
Please note: The Total Discount for all applicable Discounts is a maximum of 10%.

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