Custom motorcycle trips for seniors in New Zealand offer the ideal combination of relaxation and adventure. Explore breathtaking landscapes, Maori culture, and Pacific bliss at your own pace on an elegant tour.
New Zealand offers open stretches of road that lead to unexpected discoveries, making for a place full of surprises at every turn.
Arrive in Auckland
Prior to embarking on your New Zealand motorcycle tour, it is wise to arrange travel insurance. Many New Zealand tour operatorss can accommodate pre-existing medical conditions with ease – an essential consideration for older travellers.
Make sure that you have a high-quality helmet and appropriate clothing when riding in cold conditions; waterproof jackets should be included as standard equipment. A small backpack is essential, along with additional storage for extra layers or cameras.
IF YOU HAVE TIME, it is well worth spending a day exploring Auckland. As one of New Zealand’s major cities with plenty to see and do, including city sightseeing tours. Be sure to bring cash as credit card use can vary widely across New Zealand; also keep in mind that certain attractions may still not yet be open when traveling there.
Ride to the Bay of Islands
New Zealand’s Bay of Islands is one of its main tourist attractions. Lingering shots of its turquoise waters and undeveloped island beaches often appear in tourism marketing campaigns for New Zealand tourism.
Starting your motorbike trip here can be the start of an incredible experience, due to its central North Island location and easy accessibility from Auckland via New Zealand state highways. Enjoy beautiful countryside as you ride, while stopping off at towns or attractions of interest along your route.
If driving isn’t your cup of tea, public transit services like InterCity offer great alternatives. Their routes cover every region in the country and make traveling convenient and accessible.
No need to give up travelling as you get older – with some careful planning, it is possible to find a combination of comfort and adventure that suits you perfectly! Don’t put off exploring New Zealand; start planning today – your next adventure awaits you!
Ride to the Bay of Plenty
New Zealand is an ideal travel destination for seniors looking to mark an important milestone, such as retirement, celebrating an anniversaries or fulfilling bucket list trips. Its comparatively compact size, ease of getting around and variety of landscapes and activities available make it particularly popular with senior tourists. New Zealand can be found near Australia making for easy journeys allowing senior travellers to discover this breathtaking country – and is especially suitable as a celebratory trip if celebrating retirement, an anniversary birthday, 60th or 70th birthday, or simply making sure every step counts on their bucket list trip!
Bus services (coaches and shuttle buses) offer convenient, economical travel; however, these services often attract a mix of tourists and locals with different interests, making their commentary somewhat generic and quality of seats quite limited.
Self-drive offers maximum flexibility. Most roads are sealed (paved), though some contain metalled surfaces which may require greater care due to potential washouts or speed. Rental cars and campervans may be available but long term rates could prove costly.
Whoever’s seeking an unforgettable mountain biking adventure on an old heritage trail should book their stay in Fox Glacier or Franz Josef – both towns are easily accessible via scenic helicopter flights that offer stunning views of glaciers up close as well as majestic panoramic vistas over their surroundings.
Ride to Rotorua
Rotorua’s geothermal attractions are an enormous draw, from cultural villages and hot spring baths, to enjoying traditional hangi dinners at Hangi Palace.
Walking or bicycling around the city is easy and accessible, with much to see within walking distance in its central areas. Additionally, Cityride bus service offers convenient travel – purchasing an All Day Pass provides access to unlimited rides!
If renting a car in New Zealand, we advise purchasing comprehensive coverage that protects against both collision and loss damage. It is also a good idea to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program which is a free government service providing essential security information for U.S. travelers travelling abroad.
If you don’t want to drive yourself around New Zealand, joining a tour with a driver-guide might be ideal or renting a camper van or rental vehicle might. Please be aware that an international driving licence will be needed.
Ride to Queenstown
Queenstown can be reached in 298 miles (480 kilometers). To make the trip more manageable, consider breaking it up over several days by stopping at Lake Tekapo or Wanaka for overnight stays en route. Or fly directly between Christchurch and Queenstown if that suits.
Once in Queenstown, take some time out from riding to explore its vineyards and sample some of their world-famous white wines. Join an organized tour or bike to the vineyards independently – full-day tours typically cost 95-200 NZD while half-day ones run 150-250.
Queenstown is well-known as an adventure capital of the world, boasting Lake Wakatipu as it looks out over Cecil and Walter Peaks from Queenstown Bay beach. Other options such as Sunshine Bay or Kelvin Heights beaches may provide more seclusion. Many companies also provide lakeside cruises and sightseeing tours.