Two Wheel Touring NZ offers a basic lower cost nuts and bolts approach to motorcycle
touring throughout New Zealand.TWT motorbike tours can range from a few days through
to ten to twelve day tours, that can cover the four corners of the country. Two
Wheel Touring NZ tours are operated usually over New Zealand’s warmer seasons. All
types of motorcyclists are catered for, riding all sorts of machines.
Based out of Auckland, the various TWT North Island tours start out of Auckland
from the BP Drury Motordrome on the Auckland Southern Motorway. Northland TWT motorbike
tours start from north of Auckland and the South Island TWT tours start out of Kaikoura
or Westport. Tour routes usually round off at 300 - 350km per day, with some larger
days now and then, with shorter distances and an occasional rest day too. Tour participants
are given a trip-pack containing a variety of information. Tour itineraries usually
try to keep off the main state highways, and ride the heartland bitumen roads of
New Zealand A large degree of self-catering is involved to minimize costs, and each
day’s riding usually finishes around a bar or outside on a deck, where stories/yarns
from that days riding and motorcycling tales can be exchanged.
Participants on recent tours come from all walks of life, with most riders in the
35years to 65years age bracket, and generally on any given tour there are three or
so couples involved. With this basic nuts and bolts approach, and with the intention
to keep costs down, the aim is to give riders from here in our own country, and for
those from abroad, an opportunity to ride the roads with like-minded folk, around
the country that as Henry Cole motorcycle enthusiast states, New Zealand is one of
the great countries to motorcycle tour.