Trip of a lifetime. So glad we chose Open Road! Great bikes! The support van was wonderful when I got too tired to ride pillion (not a passenger van, but was comfortable enough). Superb hotels and restaurants. Nice, intimate group. We saw everything one must see in New Zealand plus some fun local flavor like an excellent sheep herding demonstration. Lance and Sally were so on top of everything, handling new road and hotels closures due to the recent cyclone without diminishing the tour. They (and Woody) were also wonderful, fun people who I would want to hang out with for 23+ days, anywhere. I’m ready to go back (and it hasn’t yet been a month since I returned home).

Ice Woman - 01 May 2023

Lance and Sally have cracked the code. When it comes to experiencing all that New Zealand has to offer, Open Road Motorcycle Tours delivers! Lance and Sally have gone the extra mile when it comes to route planning, accommodations, attractions and so many of the fine details to make this an amazing experience. This trip has been a dream of mine for quite some time and Open Road made this dream come true on so many levels. Aside from the trip being a phenomenal experience, i would like to add that Lance, Sally and team are simply wonderful people.

Matt Anderson - 03 April 2023

If you are considering a guided trip to New Zealand focused on motorcycling and are a competent rider and wish to end your day with fine food and exceptional lodging, then seriously consider this venue.

Fred - 03 April 2023

My wife & i have just returned from a great 10 day ride with Open Road in NZ. It was from Queenstown to Auckland. I have done 5 tours in Europe & this was the best. Great routes, exceptional service from Sally & Lance and, their best kept secret, fabulous hotels and dinners - included. See pic for the one in Martinborough. Beautifully restored hotel with a "one hat" restaurant. Can highly recommend this family company. Stef & Tony James, Sydney, Australia. Hotel

Tony & Stef - 10 January 2023

I came, I rode...a long way, I shared (Perfusion pinot noir) and have Sally and Lance of Open Road Motorcycle Tours NZ to thank for a spectacular trip. 3 long years I waited and it was worth it.

😉 For anyone interested in details or a possible NZ tour contact me or Open Road Motorcycle Tours for details/options #openroadmotorcycletours #perfusionvineyard.

From Open Road this is re-posted from Johns Instagram - Thanks John great ride, he even offered to pay 1/2 my speeding ticket!

John Bry - Perfusion vineyard - 03 December 2022

I would highly recommend these guys for touring around NZ. They went above and beyond to ensure I had the best experience possible. Everything was well organised and very professional. Somehow we managed to fit in every great road in the North Island in a fortnight and still have time to experience plenty of the local culture.

Daniel - Aus - 28 June 2021

We booked a tour with Sally and Lance in January 0f 2020, little did we all know what was about to hit us all. Throughout the last year or so we were kept informed and updated by them both and we confidently left our deposit and booking with them for what we hoped would be a better 2021. It has become apparent with the UK travel ban and loss of flight that even this was too optimistic. We have now had our deposit returned and we hope to make it down in 2023. For all our Australian cousins and friends, enjoy your travel bubble and the Kiwi hospitality you can book with confidence, Sally and Lance will see you right. Good luck all, hope to see you soon.
Best wishes, Karl & Tracy. UK.

Karl - UK - 01 May 2021

What a pleasure to have the Open Road Tour stay with us ! And to have those beautiful motor bikes on the property was a sure attraction. We highly recommend Lance and Sally and the Open Road Tour if you have not been up to the Far North. It’s the best way to see the country with people who know their stuff.

We look forward to seeing many more Open Road Tours up this way in the near future !!

The Management Team

Acacia Lodge


Acacia Lodge - 18 August 2020

Top Shelf experience with Open Road Tours. We did the 6 day Nothern tour. From our first enquiry to the end of the tour Lance and Sally were there to ensure we had the best experience, bikes were in great condition different roads to travel if your needs changed not a problem Lance had an answer with adifferent route. And at the end of the day relax in comfort with the best possible accommodation and food. Thanks for a memorable ride guys! Read the Google review here.

Craig - 17 February 2020

Hilarious fun, deep down dirty good fun. You couldn't ask for more out of a bike or a ride. Super comfortable easy to handle and heaps of grunt. You'll have heaps of fun and great guys to hang out with.

Terry Jones - 13 August 2019

Lance and Sally really know their stuff. We did some fantastic riding on routes I didn't even know existed. Loved the bike too!

Mario - 13 August 2019