New Zealand

13 Days – 12 Nights on Twin share

10 Day CMT South Island Motorcycle Tour

Ride New Zealand’s legendary roller-coaster roads with spell-binding scenery all around you every day. This is ‘Middle Earth”, and CMT Motorcycle Tours will show you the way.
Cascading waterfalls plunge into ice-fresh rivers, gleaming mirror-lakes show off their majestic snow-capped mountain neighbours, and jurassic rain-forests blend with ancient ice-glaciers. No-where else in the world can you see so much in such a short amount of time. Experience the best motorcycling you’ve ever done while you spend eight glorious days riding around and over the majestic Southern Alps of New Zealand.
Ride those legendary mountain passes and all the not-to-miss routes, Burkes Pass, magical Milford Sound in the Fiordland National Park, the highest tar sealed road in New Zealand, and the wild West Coast road with it’s jurassic-style rainforests and towering glaciers.
We’ve allowed time in Invercargill, New Zealand’s Motorcycle Mecca and home of Burt Munro’s Fastest Indian, and Queenstown for riding to all those Lord of the Rings and Hobbit locations, doing all those action-packed activities, or relaxing with some wine-tasting and gourmet food tours

Tour Highlights:-

⦁ Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo
⦁ Aoraki Mount Cook – the ‘Cloud Piercer’
⦁ The beautiful Southern Lakes & Hydro Dams
⦁ Oamaru and Dunedin, Otago
⦁ Magical Milford Sound & Fiordland National Park
⦁ Motorcycle Mecca and Burt Munro’s Fastest Indian
⦁ Queenstown
⦁ Ride New Zealand’s highest sealed road
⦁ Haast Pass, Mount Aspiring National Park
⦁ The West Coast Rainforests & Glaciers
⦁ Arthurs Pass
⦁ Riding CMT’s awesome secret biking lanes – we take you further!


DAY 1 : Arrival in to Christchurch
DAY 2 : Christchurch to Mount Cook (367km, 4-5hrs + breaks)

Enjoy the fabulous ride across the Plains and over the mountain pass to the glorious Southern Alps and Aoraki Mount Cook, the ‘Cloud Piercer’. Check out quaint country villages, the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd at beautiful Lake Tekapo, and the Sir Edmund Hillary Museum & Planetarium at Mount Cook Village. Overnight Lake Tekapo or Mount Cook Village

DAY 3 : Mount Cook to Dunedin (320km, 4-5hrs + breaks)

Happiness is riding the sweeps and bends of empty ribbon back-roads that wind around pristine lakes, high country sheep stations and fossil-filled limestone hills all the way to Dunedin and the Pacific Ocean. Check out hydro-dams, historic precincts, ancient boulders and even a steampunk museum along the way. At Dunedin there’s the Otago Peninsula with it’s abundant wildlife, breweries, and the world’s steepest street to explore. Overnight Dunedin

DAY 4 : Dunedin to Invercargill (277km, 4-5hrs + breaks)

This is riding at its very best as you skirt the white-sand beaches of the deserted Catlins district. No traffic and unspoilt scenery everywhere you look. Stop at quirky locations and CMTsecrets befitting this isolated area, including, tide permitting, an ancient fossilised forest – on the beach! Before settling in at Invercargill, ride to Bluff, New Zealand’s most southerly point, for that special photo. Invercargill, New Zealand’s motorcycle mecca, awaits! Overnight Invercargill

DAY 5 : Invercargill to Fiordland National Park (191km, 2-3hrs + breaks)

Before setting off today check out two fabulous motorcycle museums. The first houses the Indian motorcycle that won the land-speed world record at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967, ridden by Invercargill legend Burt Munro. The second is the Classic Motorcycle Mecca boasting the largest display of classic motorcycles in Australasia. Continue your journey skirting the south coast to Fiordland National Park and enjoy the vistas of ice-carved fiords, lakes, valleys and rugged snow-capped mountains. Overnight Te Anau

DAY 6 : Milford Magic (121kms. 2hrs each way + breaks)

Combine one of the world’s finest scenic highways with one of the world’s best motorcycling roads and you have the Milford Road. Golden grasslands and mirror lakes give way to rainforest, majestic waterfalls, raging rivers, and mile-high mountains. Emerge from a dark tunnel into another forgotten world and descend down deep into the valley, until in front of you stands the iconic Mitre Peak towering 1692 metres from the sea floor. Overnight Te Anau

DAY 7 : Fiordland to Queenstown (213km, 3-4hrs +breaks)

This glorious five star ride snakes its way between Lake Wakatipu and the world’s most photographed ‘Remarkables’ mountain range. You’ll soon find yourself in The Lord of the Rings country, where there’s time for bungy jumping, wine tasting, jet-boating and panning for gold, before arriving into the ‘Adventure Capital of the Southern Hemisphere’! Overnight Queenstown

DAY 8 : Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier Village (351km, 5hrs + breaks)

Today you’ll be riding over the highest tar-sealed road in New Zealand through mountain passes and lush rainforest. You’ll experience beautiful lakes, rivers, and waterfalls on your way to the Tasman Sea, not to mention the legendary Haast Pass and Mt. Aspiring National Park. There’s time to visit the glaciers, visit live Kiwi, or soak away your aches in hot pools surrounded by the rain forest. Overnight Franz Josef Glacier Village.

DAY 9 : Franz Josef Glacier to Christchurch (381km, 5-6hrs +breaks)

Snake your way through Jurassic rainforest today, then alongside the dramatic and rugged coastline of the Tasman Sea, still so close to the mountains. Check out the amazing driftwood beaches and local arts and crafts of the South Island’s rugged West Coast. Enjoy the fabulous ride over Arthurs Pass with its twists and bends, and long sweeps down the tranquil farmlands of the Canterbury Plains.

Day 10 : Departure Christchurch

⦁ 8 Days Motorcycle hire
⦁ 9 Night’s Accommodation in Hotel – 4* or similar
⦁ 9 Buffet Breakfasts
⦁ Return Airport Transfers on Private basis with Shuttle 12-20 pax
⦁ Side and top luggage
⦁ Personal Brief, emailed before arrival
⦁ The CMT Tour Pack including Full Color Itinerary Booklet
⦁ Activity booking service
⦁ 24/7 Roadside Assist
⦁ Full insurance
⦁ Government tax
⦁ Luggage Storage facility
⦁ Transfers from Christchurch Hotel to CMT  Base
⦁ Transfer from CMT Base to Christchurch Hotel or Airport
⦁ Embroidered CMT Cap
⦁ All taxes

Motorcycles available:

Royal Enfield Classic 500 – ‘Katie’
Suzuki SFV650 Gladius – ‘Gladys’
Triumph Bonneville T100 – ‘Beauty’
Triumph Bonneville T100 – ‘Betty’
Triumph Bonneville T100 – ‘Bunty’
BMW F700GS – ‘Jessica’
BMW F700GS – ‘Pixie’
BMW F700GS – ‘Trixie’
BMW F700GS L – ‘Charlotte’

BMW F800 GS – ‘Ebony’
BMW F800 GS – ‘Sophie’
BMW F800GT – ‘Fleur’
BMW F800GT – ‘Storm’
Triumph Tiger 800 – ‘Dory’
Triumph Tiger 800 – ‘Jasmine’

BMW R1200 GSW – ‘Cindy’
BMW R1200 GSW – ‘Pearl’
BMW R1200 RT – ‘Bella’
BMW R1200 RT – ‘Blossom’
BMW R1200 RT – ‘Donna’
Triumph Sprint 1050 ‘Annabel’

Honda GL1800 Goldwing – ‘Ronda’
BMW K1600 GTL – ‘Fiona’

Things to confirm with your group/riders:

–          Minimum age 25
–          Hold a current and Full Motorcycle Licence
–          Licence should be read in English – If not, rider to provide an International Drivers licence
–          Need to have experience riding the size of motorcycle they are hiring


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