The Great New Zealand Pub Tour - April 2018

April 2018

An eight day/seven-night motorcycle tour covering both the North and upper South islands of New Zealand, checking out kiwi country pubs.

Tour starts and finishes near Auckland CBD.

Cost = $NZ3500 per person. 

Price includes:

  • Accommodation is a mixture of pubs, a hotel and a motel with each person/couple having their own room which is of a comfortable basic standard.  If you want swanky accommodation then this tour is not for you.
  • Inter-island ferry crossing return tickets from between the North and South islands.
  • You will see real New Zealand without any of the glitz or glamour.
  • Genuine pub stops, giving you a chance to mix with local NZers.

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Day One:  Auckland to Gisborne (590km)

Saturday 7 April 2018

  • Morning tea at Te Aroha
  • Late lunch at Opotiki
  • Pub stop at Rangitira Tavern, Te Karaka
  • Overnight at Gisborne  (pub)

Day Two:  Gisborne to  Waipukurau  (280km)

Sunday 8 April 

  • Morning tea at Wairoa
  • Lunch at Napier
  • Pub stop at Otane Hotel, Otane
  • Overnight at Waipukurau  (pub)

Day Three: Waipukurau to Wellington  (280km)

Monday 9 April

  • Morning tea at Pongoroa
  • Late Lunch at Carterton
  • Overnight in Wellington City  (pub)

Day Four:  Wellington to Kaikoura (260km)

Tuesday 10 April

  • Cross from North Island to South Island on a Cook Strait ferry
  • Morning tea aboard the Cook Strait ferry
  • Late Lunch at Kekerengu
  • Overnight at Kaikoura  (pub)

Day Five:  Kaikoura to Hokitika (410km)

Wednesday 11 April

  • Morning tea at Rangiora
  • Lunch at Arthur’s Pass
  • Pub stop at Theatre Royal Hotel, Kumara
  • Overnight at Hokitika  (pub)

Day Six: Hokitika to St Arnaud  (290km)

Thursday 12 April

  • Morning tea at Punakaiki
  • Lunch near Cape Foulwind
  • Pub stop at Owen River Tavern
  • Overnight at St Arnaud  (motel)

Day Seven:  St Arnaud to Wanganui  (350km)

Friday 13 April

  • Morning Tea at Picton
  • Cross from the South Island to North Island on a Cook Strait ferry
  • Lunch aboard aboard the Cook Strait ferry
  • Pub Stop at Tuarkina
  • Overnight at Wanganui  (hotel)

Day Eight:  Wanganui to Auckland  (540km)

Sunday 14 April

  • Morning tea at Stratford
  • Lunch Stop at Mokau
  • Pub Stop at Whaatawhata Tavern
  • Tour ends at Pokeno  (about 55km south of Aucklkand CBD)

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