Grand Panoramic New Zealand Tour

Grand Panoramic New Zealand Tour – October 2018


A sixteen day/fifteen night motorcycle tour covering both the North and South islands of New Zealand.  Tour starts and finishes near Auckland.

Cost = $NZ6900 per person. Tour Distance = Approx. 5000km


Tour includes:

- Bed and cooked breakfast each day  

- Accommodation is a mixture of hotels, country pubs and a farm  stay with each person/couple having their own room.

- You will see real New Zealand without any of the glitz or glamour.

- Genuine pub stops, giving you a chance to briefly mix with locals.

- Tickets for return crossing on the Cook Strait ferry.

- Rest Day in Queenstown

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Day One:  Auckland to Rotorua,   (350km)

Monday 1 October 2018

Tour departs BP Drury Motordrome, South Auckland

Morning tea at Te Aroha

Lunch at Te Puke

Overnight at Rotorua  


Day Two: Rotorua to Gisborne,   (480km)

Tuesday 2 October 

Morning tea at Opotiki

Lunch at Te Araroa

Pub Stop at Tolaga Bay

Overnight at Gisborne  


Day Three:  Gisborne to Porangahau,   (330km)

Wednesday 3 October 

Morning tea at Wairoa

Lunch at Napier

Pub Stop at Patangata

Overnight at Porangahau  


Day Four:  Porangahau to Wellington,   (340km)

Thursday 4 October 

Morning tea at Pongoroa

Lunch at Masterton

Overnight at Wellington  


Day Five:  Wellington to Kaikoura,   (160km)

Friday 5 October – Cross over from to the South Island on a Cook Strait ferry

Morning tea on Cook Strait ferry (ferry crossing takes four hours)

Late lunch at Kekerengu 

Overnight at Kaikoura  


Day Six:  Kaikoura to Christchurch,   (200km) 

Saturday 6 October

Morning tea at Amberley

Overnight at Christchurch  - ‘afternoon at leisure’


Day Seven:  Christchurch to Oamaru  (420km)  

Sunday 7 October                

Morning tea at Ashburton

Lunch at Lake Tekapo

Pub Stop at Kurow

Overnight at Oamaru 


Day Eight: Oamaru to Invercargill  (430km) 

Monday 8 October

Morning tea at Ranfurly

Lunch at Roxburgh

Pub Stop at Woodlands

Overnight at Invercargill


Day Nine:  Invercargill to Milford Sound  (300km)

Tuesday 9 October

Morning tea at Tuatapere

Lunch at Te Anau

Overnight at Milford Sound


Day Ten:   Milford Sound to Queenstown   (290km)

Wednesday 10 October

Morning tea at Te Anau

Coffee Stop at Kingston

Overnight at Queenstown  (x two nights)


Day Eleven:  Rest Day in Queenstown   ‘Do your own thing’ 

Thursday 11 October






Day Twelve:  Queenstown to Franz Josef    (350km) 

Friday 12 October

Morning tea at Makarora

Lunch at Haast

Pub Stop at Fox Glacier

Overnight at Franz Josef  


Day Thirteen:   Franz Josef to Little Wanganui    (350km)

Saturday 13 October

Morning tea at Hokitika

Lunch near Westport

Pub Stop at Seddonville

Overnight at Little Wanganui


Day Fourteen: Little Wanganui to Blenhiem  (340km) 

Sunday 14 October

Morning tea at Westport

Lunch at Murchison

Pub Stop at Renwick

Overnight at Blenhiem


Day Fifteen: Blenhiem to Whanganui  (200km) 

Monday 15 October - Cross back over to the North Island on a Cook Strait ferry

Morning tea/lunch aboard the Cook Strait ferry  (ferry crossing takes four hours)

Pub Stop at Bulls

Overnight at Whanganui


Day Sixteen:  Whanganui to Auckland    (480km)

Tuesday 16 October

Breakfast at Stratford

Coffee Stop at Mokau

Pub Stop at Rangiriri

Tour finishes at BP Bombay Motordrome – South Auckland  











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