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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Tour Map (click here for a more detailed version)

 

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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