"G'day", (or "Hello", in Kiwi Speak.)
100% New Zealand (NZ) owned and operated, since 1997we've specialised in high quality Motorcycle Guided and Self-Guided Tours of New Zealand, a destination described by many as "the best place on earth to ride a motorcycle". The company was founded by John and Ian Fitzwater, and though Ian has now retired from the company and moved to live in France, John continues to operate GoTourNZ Global (Adventure New Zealand Motorcycle Tours and Rentals)
The best holiday you'll ever have. Period
Our aim is not simply to provide you with the best motorcycle tour you'll ever
We aim to give you the best holiday or vacation you'll ever have. Period.
The fact you'll do it on a motorcycle is icing on the cake. In the words of
one client: "This was more than just a motorcycle tour. In my wildest
dreams I never imagined that I was going to experience what you guys just
Another simply described it as "...the best two weeks of my life".
All of our Guided Tours have our popular Off-The-Beaten-Track theme. We think
too many NZ motorcycle tour operators stick to the main routes and tourist towns.
If you want to see neon, you can do that at home, right? We visit some out-of-the-way
areas that are often missed by other motorbike tour companies because of the
herd-like size of their groups - just check out our itineraries - bet you'll
have trouble finding some of our stopovers on your map. Even a lot of Kiwis
don't know about these locations. You'll still get to see the main sightseeing
attractions - the glaciers, the mountains, the glacial lakes and rugged but
We stay in some unique gold rush era or pioneering inns, some "boutique" lodges
nestled in very scenic but isolated areas . You'll get to see the real
New Zealand, see our heritage and meet real New Zealanders (Kiwis - let's keep
the lingo lesson going). Many of these places are ignored by other tour operators.
We know that you haven't come to NZ for a standard tour of the tourist sights,
and we've chosen those special accommodations loaded with ambience and atmosphere
that we would use ourselves when we are on holiday.
If you like the sound of one of our tours listed, we are happy to let you know
the specifics of the itinerary that applies to that tour when you contact us.
The reasons for this are that we try very hard to be flexible, and if you contact
us early, we can often "tweak" a tour to suit your preferences. Obviously the
earlier you can get in with your request, the more flexible we can be - the
early bird gets the worm...
Don't leave your non-riding wife, friend or family member behind. Bring them
along this time! They're welcome to tour with us in our one of our luxury support
coaches... "One of the reasons we had such a great vacation in New Zealand
was because my wife could travel in luxury and comfort in your coach. My wife
doesn't ride at all, and I didn't want to leave her behind once again.... Without
your coach it wouldn't have been possible..."John Schmittinger, Dover,
Why a Guided Tour?
If you've toured unplanned before, you'll remember those late afternoon arguments
than can easily occur..
"Why didn't we stay there?"
"Why didn't we eat at that restaurant?"
"Why didn't we/you book that yesterday....?"
"Why didn't we ride down that road - it sounds better than the route we took?"
These questions can ruin a good holiday, are unnecessary and can easily be avoided.
Let someone with expert knowledge plan and book your holiday for you.
GoTourNZ Global (Adventure New Zealand Motorcycle Tours and Rentals) specialise in identifying
and removing the stressful "fish hooks" than can ruin a good holiday/vacation.
You're not here for a long time, but you are here for a good time, remember?
Why let stress intrude? In New Zealand we have a standard reply to somebody
asking us to assist them in some way.
Down here we say... "No worries, Mate!" (Interpretation = Don't you worry about
it fellow, I'll take care of it). Let us give you a "No worries" holiday in
the country that has been described as "The best place on Earth to ride a motorcycle"
by BIKE Magazine's (UK) Touring Editor.
For an overview of our Tours... read