(or "Hello", in Kiwi Speak.) 100% New Zealand (NZ) owned and operated,
since 1997 we've specialised in bespoke, tailor-made, 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, though Ian has now
retired from the company and moved to live in France with his lovely
French wife Sophie.
"The best holiday you'll ever have. Period"
(an actual quote from one of our clients)
Our aim is not simply to provide you with the best motorcycle tour you'll ever have....
We aim to give you the best holiday or vacation experience 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 beautiful
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, Delaware, USA.
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?"
questions can ruin a good holiday, are unnecessary and can easily be
avoided. Let someone with expert knowledge plan and book your holiday
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
For an overview of our Tours... read on