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NZ Explorer

Auckland to Christchurch - Christchurch to Auckland

The New Zealand Explorer motorcycle tour takes you on some of the many great biking roads NZ has to offer with an emphasis on the more untouched areas of the country. Of course, some of the main attractions shouldn't be missed either, so they are included in our itinerary. For more adventurous riders there will be opportunities to ride some gravel road alternatives en-route.

The tour is a 21 day Hotel and Lodge tour with good quality accommodation in carefully selected locations. Your luggage is transported by your guide in the support vehicle.


During your bike tour there will be plenty of time for other activities and to experience some Kiwi hospitality. Riding days are in general, between 200-350 km and there is time allowed for personal discoveries and rest days for other activities or extra riding, of course.

The following tour description is a brief outline of what awaits you on your 19 days of travel, through the diverse country of New Zealand.
 

In the North Island you will visit the stunning beaches and twisty roads of the Coromandel Peninsula, Rotorua's Geyserland and Maori settlements. The journey continues on less traveled roads in the King Country and Taranaki through volcanic landscapes and deep sub tropical forest before reaching the southern part of the North Island by Wellington.

In the South Island Kaikoura awaits you with seals and whale watching. You will travel through some of the passes crossing the Southern Alps, visit Central Otago's Gold fields and early settlements and of course Queenstown and The Milford Sounds. The final leg of the tour travels north to the central lakes before ending in Christchurch.

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NZ Explorer Route Map

The Costal Classic Includes

Duration/ Riding days  21/19
Distance  3700 km
Insurance  Inclusive
Accommodation  20
Food   
Breakfast  20
Dinners  2
   
Expenses in NZ  
Petrol (approximate per tour/motorbike) NZ$425
Food (approximate
per person/per day depending on taste)

NZ$40-$65


 

   
Tour Highlights   
Auckland  
Waitomo  
Coromandel  
Rotorua  
Volcanic Plateau  
King Country  
Kaikoura  
West Coast  
Punakaiki  
Glaciers  
Milford Sounds  
Queenstown  
Otago Goldfields  
Lake Tekapo
 

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We acknowledge Jamileh Pott of California for taking some of the photos used on this site from her recent trip to NZ in Feb 2011.