We run freedom tours where the day to day travel options are left to the discretion of the rider. You can ride with the guide or take your own route to the destination each day. The choice is yours!
The pace of the day, your riding companions, and the route you take are entirely up to you, we don't make you ride in a line formation like ducks !
Full support is provided by the guides and a luggage van carries your luggage to each hotel so it is there in your room when you arrive at each location daily.
The tour guide holds a relaxed group meeting each evening where highlights for the following day are previewed. Information about routes, scenic points of interest, cultural site and even things to avoid are presented, discussed and any questions answered. This briefing combined with our tour pack and maps will provide enough detail for you to make constructive plans for the following day. These meetings also give the opportunity for group feedback and to go over the days events.... Usually this involves a fair amount of bluster, denial, and hilarious tales !
Tours that Te Waipounamu Motorcycle Tours run are arranged to meet all motorcyclists needs including the pillion rider. The length of a day's ride has an average km distance of around 350kms, however, there are plenty of options each day, so those riders who want to ride long and hard can do so, and those who wish to amble along taking in the sights can also feel their needs are being met.
20% deposit required with booking a tour to secure your position. Balance is required no later than 30 days out from the tour start date, in New Zealand dollars, preferably via eletronic bank transfer. Alternatively, all major international credit cards are accepted. Deposit non refundable if cancellation is within 30 days of tour commencing.
Not included in tours
Airfares to and from New Zealand, airport taxes, personal expenses, sightseeing activities, snacks and most lunches, excess baggage charges, personal insurance, any items not mentioned as being included in the tour.
Free airport transfers
When you arrive at your destination airport in Auckland or Christchurch, take a shuttle bus from outside the international arrivals terminal, paid for by us. Or if you would like your New Zealand holiday to start in style, we can organise a Limousines to pick you up. Book a Limousine here.
Extra Motorcycle Rental
We are happy to provide motorcycles before the start of a tour or at the end of a tour, please let us know how many days are required when booking.
We can arrange vegetarian meals, a smoking room (if there are two smokers), intercoms, backrests, wet weather clothing, gloves, helmets, boots, fax and E-mail service, mobile telephones, plus many other things, please let us know in advance so we can make the necessary bookings. There may be a charge for some of the above.
We have selected only the very best accommodation for our tours. All tours are based on sharing a twin or double room, customers travelling by themselves will be paired up with the most suitable person. If numbers do not match, we reserve the right to place the tour guide in the room with the last person who booked the tour.
Single room is an additional charge for tour members who prefer their own space.
Tour Guides and Support Van (on Fully Guided Tours only)
Our tour guides have been very carefully chosen and trained to meet our high standard and professional service, and are always available to help with anything you may need during the tour, tour members are free to travel with the guide or travel at their own pace. Depending on the number of people on the tour there will be either one or two tour guides, if there are two tour guides one will travel in the support van and the other on a motorcycle. Tour member luggage will be carried in the support van. Luggage should be limited to two suitcases per person.