January 6, 2016 at 4:54 pm #11124dvkParticipantRank: 50cc Rider
visiting from Canada on the above dates and have rented a dr650 at Te Waipounamu in Auckland for those 20 days. Will be travelling and camping both the North and the South Island.
I would love to visit some of the “not so well travelled” routes (without going too extreme). If any of you have some recommendations on some fun rides that I can turn into a trip of both islands, I would love to hear from you!
In Canada I ride a BMWr1200gsa and have done rides like the Continental Divide and the Idaho and Utah back country discovery routes. Traveled North to Inuvik, NWT and south to Cabo St. Lucas in the Baja.
Looking forward to hear from you,
Dave van Klaveren
Nanaimo, BC CanadaJanuary 6, 2016 at 10:24 pm #11129Peter WesselsParticipantRank: 80cc Rider
Hi Dave, when you land in the South Island the Rainbow and Molesworth routes are well worth checking out. Keep in touch and if you land in Nelson let me know, maybe we can organise a ride with you.
PeteJanuary 7, 2016 at 6:55 am #11134dvkParticipantRank: 50cc Rider
Hi Peter, thanks for getting back to me. Looking forward to riding in NZ and it would be great to do a ride! I expect to be in the Nelson area around 14th February or coming back north about the 24th. Will know more once I have itinerary planned.
Of course I would be more than happy to reciprocate if any of you visit Vancouver Island.
One more question please. Do I need a reservation for the ferry between Islands? Here in BC motorcycles don’t need reservations and are always loaded ahead of any other vehicles.
DaveJanuary 7, 2016 at 8:02 pm #11141Peter WesselsParticipantRank: 80cc Rider
Yep, you need to pre book the ferry.
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