Motorcycle Touring in New Zealand - Email from Two Wheel Touring NZ (Robert Scott)

Hi there YOW Australia MTC

Two Wheel Touring NZ is a kiwi motorcycle tours business based just north of Auckland in Mangawhai, and have been operating motorcycle tours around New Zealand for the past four years.   Some of these tours listed below may interest you folk, or your motorcycle club members.
We have a selection of motorcycle tours covering both the North and South Islands, as well as shorter tours covering specific locations - such as a three day Cape Reinga Run.   Accommodation is of a motel standard with breakfast and evening meals provided.   Tours are structured enough to provide some form of certainty, but are free enough to allow you to do your own thing.  Every tour has a motorcycle riding leader and a riding tail-end-charlie and the average riding distance is around 350km per day. All tour itineraries can be viewed from our website

Gentle Annie - Nov 2012  (This tour has just finished)

This four day tour covering the two Gentle Annie Roads (Taihape to Napier Road and the Wairoa to Gisborne Road via Tiniroto) was fully subscribed with all eighteen spots taken.  This Napier to Taihape ride is very much through an under-stated part of NZ and was fantastic riding.

Grand Panoramic New Zealand Tour - March 2013

A comphrehensive fourteen day tour covering both the North and South Islands of New Zealand - ideal for a fly-in-fly-out overseas motorcyclist.

Great New Zealand Pub Tour - March 2013

Of interest to some will be the late March week long motorcycle tour checking out both the North and South Islands lesser known pubs.  Have you ever had a drink at the Patangata Pub, the Mokihinui Pub, or the Little Wanganui Pub (not anywhere near Wanganui)?  These are just  three of the pubs on a multi-day motorcycle pub ramble.

British Lions Rugby Tour -  North & Central Queensland - June 2013

We are also looking at organising a three week motorcycle tour of predominantly Queensland and involving the British Lions rugby tour next June.  The tour would largely be around northern and central inland Queensland, and would involve the Lions games against the Queensland Reds and the first test both at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.   Rental bikes will be available and there will be a back-up van, with accommodation of a motel standard.  Tour route has been finalised - just still to sort out accommodation at various spots as mining companies block-book motels in some outback towns.  Will include Townsville - Charter Towers - Mt Isa - Longreach and Emerald.

Two Wheel Touring NZ Summer 2013 Motorcycle Tour Schedule - all of which can be viewed from my website in day-by-day touring detail...

Jan 5 -12 Round North Island Lighthouse Tour
Jan 15 - 24 Round South Island Tour
Feb 2 -3 Forgotten World Highway Run
Feb 7 -14Farewell Spit to Bluff Tour
Feb 21 - 24 Cape Reinga Run
Mar 2 - 15 Grand Panoramic New Zealand Tour
Mar 23 -30 The Great New Zealand Pub Tour
Apr 3 - 7 The Great Northland Pub Tour
Apr 13 - 22 Five Passes South Island Tour
June 7 - 23The British Lions Rugby Motorcycle Tour - Far North Queensland

I also write articles for motorcycling journals and are published in around 230 publications around the world.  If your club would like a free approx. 1000 word article on NZ motorcycle touring with photos please enquire.

Cheers Robert Scott
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