- Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
Last year the campground 2 minutes walk from the rally was doing tent spots for $10 a night, thats what I did. It’s summer so bloody hot there. You can use the tent on the way down too if need be, there’s lots of $2 DOC campsites
Get your own breakfast supplies from the supermarket and have cereal at the campground kitchen saving heaps, make and pack your own lunch.
Scratch the spring, the foldaway mirrors(WTF?), and GPS take a paper map. Bungy a day pack on the back seat with a home made lunch bought from the supermarket.
You could do it cheaper than you think I reckon and throw in a few interesting diversions both ways for minimal extra gas outlay. I can recommend a route,