About Te Waipounamu Motorcycle Tours

Te Waipounamu Motorcycle Tours was formed in 1987 by John Rains and Peter Colwell. Both had been involved in the motorcycle industry for a long period of time and saw a market opportunity that was not being fulfilled.

"We knew New Zealand needed something like this because it's the perfect destination for a motorcycling holiday. We wanted to make the whole process of hiring a motorcycle easy for the customer."

This makes us one of the the worlds most experienced rental motorcycle companies.

The popularity of New Zealand as a motorcycle destination is well justified and the isolation from the rest of the world means either basic motorcycle rental, self guide touring, or fully guided tours are the only realistic options.

We have over 85 expertly-prepared motorcycles including the latest BMW, Honda, Suzuki and Triumph models. We have chosen only the very best models for comfort, reliability, and suitability for New Zealand road conditions in road bikes, adventure tourers, cruisers, enduros or custom bikes. Panniers, soft luggage bags, topbox and all your riding gear is available from us.

Te Waipounamu Motorcycle Tours has one of the largest range of makes and models available on the New Zealand rental market, and each year upgrade our fleet with the some of the most popular new models.

We also stock a comprehensive range of accessories including panniers, tank bags, saddlebags, helmets, gloves, jackets, over trousers, wet-weather gear, kidney belts, tank bags and saddlebags.