New Zealand South Island February 2022

Tour Date: February 2022

2014 and 2015 gave us two great trips journeying through the fabulous scenery of New Zealand. 2016 saw us running our first group trip to the stunning South Island but for very limited numbers and we returned again in 2017 for a bigger group with 15 members and we have been back every year up to 2021 and the cancellation of this tour due to Covid-19.

We toured both North and South Islands in 2014. The South Island in 2015 and returned again annually since with the fortnight structured around the BEARS (British European American Race Series) race meeting at Ruapuna near Christchurch, New Zealand.

See and especially hear bikes from iconic manufacturers Ducati, MV Agusta, Aprilia, BMW, Triumph, Norton, Buell and even Harley Davidson amongst the varied field at the Sound of Thunder Meeting.

Queenstown, Hanmer Springs and Akaroa offer memorabe sightseeing and activities as well as the opportunity to soak up the Kiwi experience to the full with great weather and good food and wine guaranteed! We also take in the Haast, Lewis and Arthur's Pass crossings around and over the Southern Alps and the road alongside the Buller River to Westport is one of the worlds great motorcycle routes.

A top quality supplier of rental motorcycles has been tried and tested and offers an excellent choice of modern machinery from BMW, Honda, Suzuki and Triumph as well as sourcing some great local hotels for our stay.


A full itinerary will be available showing the routing and accommodation and will be published nearer the time but take a look at the 2016 trip on our Facebook page or some of the footage from our 2017 trip taken using the excellent Olfi one.five action cameras!

2016 routes and accommodation

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Anticipated price is circa £3.5k per person including motorcycle hire but excluding air fares to and from New Zealand.