First time in New Zealand!
November 30, 2017 at 5:41 am #20356
Hi, My wife and I are travelling to New Zealand for the first time in February from the USA. We are hoping to rent motorcycles during our two week stay. We love to camp and explore the path less travelled. Any recommendations for places to rent bikes, places to visit etc would be welcomed! Attached is a pic of our bikes. Also We are hosts on adv rider tent space. Anyone travelling through Pennsylvania in the USA is welcome to stay with us!
Tracy and Teresa
Attachments:November 30, 2017 at 5:51 pm #20361
Rank: 800cc Rider
- Location: Auckland
- Bike: DL650, DRZ250, CB500X
have you had a look at the FAQ thread on the NZ regional forum on ADVrider?
Might be a bit out of date but a good start. You might find that things are getting a bit booked up. It gets pretty busy over the summer.
Good luckDecember 2, 2017 at 11:20 am #20388
Where are you flying in to?December 3, 2017 at 9:05 am #20390
Thank you we will check out the link!December 3, 2017 at 9:06 am #20391
Thank you we will check out the link!
Where are you flying in to?
Hi We are flying to Auckland and then planning to take train then ferry to South Island and concentrate on riding and exploring there for 5 days. HAve sent out inquiries for motorcycles but our options are limited mostly by our height (we are short).December 4, 2017 at 11:26 am #20394December 5, 2017 at 8:06 am #20401
Rank: 400cc Rider
Dave at motorcyclehire.co.nz is a really nice guy and his CRF230’s are great for the local routes that include the Nevis a 65Km scenic route just 10km from his baseDecember 6, 2017 at 6:50 am #20414
Thanks we are corresponding with Dave and a few other companies. It’s tough to decide whether a bigger bike to explore more of the island or a smaller bike to get closer to nature are the right choice for this trip. Wish we had enough time to do both!! Looks like Dave is situated in a great place to see a lot of great scenery!December 7, 2017 at 11:44 pm #20425
Rank: 50cc Rider
Thanks for the referral. Discussion with Janeen has been ongoing. Note we do NOT have a GS650, only a GS1200. Not sure if you’ve had contact yet from the guys at Banks Peninsula Experience: https://www.bpexperience.co.nz/
Met Matt at the CAMS racing at Levels. Interesting that people are enjoying hte Royal Enfield Himalayan – maybe should look at adding one (or two) to the fleet.
DaveDecember 8, 2017 at 1:59 pm #20430
Thanks for the referral. Note we do NOT have a GS650, only a GS1200.
No worries Dave. You may need to check your website, I looked at the pictures not the words and it turns out your list of bikes says 1200GS, but shows a pic of a 650.
@roodyblues1 has recently bought a Himalayan and should do a NZ owners report of it. I gather he’s enjoying it.
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