Tour Overview

We've updated our Grand Tour, added a few more days and made it even more special: 18 days of the finest riding New Zealand’s North Island has to offer, and some of the very best in the world. Starting and finishing in Auckland, we'll ride from the very top of the North Island to the bottom and everywhere in between. You'll ride the thrilling scenic road to Cape Reinga in the north, the twisting roads of the Coromandel coast and ranges, the remote wind-swept East Cape, and explore the majestic mountains of Tongariro and Mt Taranaki National Parks. This epic tour takes in the spectacular lakeside roads of the Blue Lakes District, the world’s greatest collection of Art Deco buildings in Napier while sampling the fantastic wines of Hawkes Bay. Keen riders will find the route around East Cape unforgettable, and the stunning rides across the Ruahine Ranges & The Forgotten World Highway are the bucket list dreams you didn’t even know you had. You’ll experience great kiwi hospitality, wonderful Pacific Rim cuisine & stay in some outstanding boutique hotels where comfort is key. Riding 4,000 kms overall, this will be a ride to remember. This a great way to see what New Zealand has to offer and will have you wanting to come back for more. Check out the full itinerary below. 

Tour Highlights:

  • Cape Reinga, a place of deep significance to Māori, and the Lighthouse
  • Russell and the Bay of Islands
  • Hokianga harbour’s towering sand dunes
  • Waipoua forest and Tāne Mahuta, the King of the Forest
  • The Forgotten World Highway
  • Coromandel Loop & the wild, remote East Cape
  • Art Deco Napier & Hawkes Bay & Wairarapa wine regions
  • Mt Tongariro, Mt Ruapehu, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Taranaki
  • Hobbiton Evening Tour & Banquet

Included in this tour:

  • 18 nights in superb four-star quality accommodation
  • All Breakfasts
  • All Dinners excluding rest days
  • Late model motorcycle with lockable hard luggage personally delivered to your hotel
  • Experienced guide on a motorcycle
  • Comprehensive vehicle insurance
  • Smartphone loan with routes, contacts and travel app
  • Map and itinerary booklet
  • Transfers to and from Auckland airport to base hotel

Not included:

  • Air tickets, most lunches, drinks, fuel, personal spending & any additional excursions

If you're a local rider and keen to "Bring your own Bike" then you're more than welcome, select Tour Date for BYOB prices.

Wanting a self-guided option or don't see a date that suits? No problem, drop us a line and let us know - hello@openroad.nz.

We can also arrange accommodation before or after your tour.

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