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New Zealand Coastal Classic Tour
Hotel accommodation
the ultimate motorcycle experience!


click one of the links below to find out more about:

1. general tour-info, prices
     tour dates
2. tour route
3. tips and info

4. pretty pictures:  see below!

    

 

 

 

 

NEW ZEALAND COASTAL CLASSIC TOUR 2008/2009

2008 Tour 1:   22 Nov - 12 Dec 2008   AKL - CHC 
2009 Tour 2:   14 Mar - 3 Apr 2009   CHC - AKL
 

The New Zealand Coastal Classic motorcycle tour is the ultimate tour of New Zealand , covering all the main aspects of the country's many types of nature as well as some of the nicest roads you can imagine to ride. You will be smiling all the way.  You will spend an equal amount of time on both islands. This enables you to have a chance to experience the unique sub tropical north, endless beaches and volcanoes, as well as the glacial lakes, mountains and rain forest of the South island.

You will be visiting Bay of Islands, Coromandel, East Cape. the North island's famous wine district, the volcanic plateau, King Country and Wellington. Abel Tasman National Park, the Wild West Coast, Glaciers, Haast Pass, Wanaka, Milford Sounds, Queenstown and Lake Tekapo just to mention the major ones.

The tour is a 21 day Hotel and Lodge tour with good quality accommodation in carefully selected locations. Your luggage is transported by your guide in the support vehicle. Riding days are in general between 200-300 km and there is plenty of time allowed for visits and personal discoveries, 5 rest days for other activities or extra riding as an option, of course.

More info on the Coastal Classic? Click here!

 



Tourprice Coastal Classic

Bikes
Tourprice in NZ$
Tourprice in € (indication)
Insurance excess and bond in NZ$
Insurance excess and bond in
cat 1: Yamaha XT600e - Suzuki DR650; GS500; S40 650 Intr.
7925
4270
1500
750
cat 2: BMW F650GS/Scarver - Yamaha XT660 R
Honda CB600 Hornet - Suzuki SV650 - Suzuki V-strom
9000
4850
2500
1250
cat 3: Suzuki DL1000 - Yamaha TDM 900 - Suzuki GSF 1200
9500
5130
2500
1250
cat 4: BMW R1200 GS, 1200 RT
11750
6300
3000
1500
Pillion Passenger
5385
2900
   


Prices in Euro's are based on current exchange rate
Other bikes on request: i.e. Honda Goldwings, Harleys and more BMW's

Our Tour guides

Our tour guides have an intimate knowledge of New Zealand's roads, history, culture and natural environment because rather than coming from your country of origin they work, live and ride in New Zealand all year round. Further more they have over 15 years experience in conducting motorcycle tours in New Zealand and are able to fulfil the role of tour guide, support person, mechanic and interpreter.


Support Vehicle

Our support vehicle transports all your luggage, has a fully equipped workshop on board as well as a first aid kit and will follow the riders thus enabling you to enjoy your riding to the full. In the mornings we discuss the day's route, attractions on the way and our destination for the day. You are then on your way to enjoy the day at your own pace.

Riding Experience

The tour caters for all levels of riding experience and is classed as an on-road tour.
We make a point of avoiding a "cattle drive" by limiting the tour groups to a maximum of 10 and giving each rider sufficient freedom to travel at their own pace. A days ride is usually between 200-350 kms allowing plenty of time for sightseeing, relaxing or more bike riding.
License Requirements
A full motorcycle license must be held by anyone wishing to participate in our tours and/or rent a motorcycle. The same license restrictions will apply as those of country of origin.


Cancellation Policy

In the unlucky event you need to cancel your booking you will need to notify us in writing by fax or email.
The follow cancellation costs apply:
· 45 days and over deposit retained
· 15 - 45 days 40% of total tour cost
· 1 - 14 days 75% of total tour cost
· No Show 100% of total tour cost


Bookings and deposits

A maximum of 10-12 riders can participate per tour, so secure your spot NOW!
Closing date for bookings is 3 months prior to departure of each tour to enable us to secure bikes, accommodation and ferry crossings in time.  Exceptions to this rule ARE made, so please contact us first!

A 30% deposit is required at the time of booking with the residual due 45 days prior to departure.

For further questions, suggestions and additional information,
please feel free to contact us on any of the addresses below.


We look forward to welcoming you on our tour in New Zealand!


Aussie Rider Adventure Travel
ABN 85 523 055 412
3 Alfred Street Coburg MELBOURNE
VIC 3058 AUSTRALIA
ph/fax +61 (0)3 9383 5759
email: info@aussierider.com
website: www.aussierider.com

 

 

 

Route Coastal Classic

2008 Tour 1:   22 Nov - 12 Dec 2008   AKL - CHC 
2009 Tour 2:   14 Mar - 3 Apr 2009   CHC - AKL
 


 

Tips for Trips

Temperature North Island in Feb and March: beween 20 en 25 degrees Celsius, South Island between 18-22 degrees.

info regarding passports and visa requirements: www.immigration.govt.nz

your passport must be valid until 3 months after your return date.

Price indications of side-trips: (1 NZ$ equals approx € 0,54)

Black water rafting (underground river with glowworms) $80
Maori culture show $85
Art and craft institute and similar attractions $20-25
Kaikoura whale watching by boat $ $100.
Seal colony FREE
Pancake Rocks FREE
Gletsjers FREE
Glacier flights $175-350
Paragliding $150
Bungyjumping $85-200
Jet boats $85-150
Milford Sound cruise $65-85
Mt Cook flight $200

What to bring on this tour:

Helmet - a full face helmet is the best option
Motorbike jacket- for safety and comfort
Extra pair of Gloves - essential
Shoes - Sturdy hiking boots or motorbike boots
Wet weather gear
Furthermore: sturdy casual clothing such as Jeans, T-Shirts, sandals or runners, a proper fleece sweatshirt, sunglasses.  There are several lakes and beaches for swimming so don't forget your bathers!

We advise to pack your luggage in one or two soft bags and not in suitcases! Softbags are easier to transport in the support vehicle.

Questions? Just send us an email and ask! click here