New Zealand Activities

We have carefully planned and researched our New Zealand motorcycle tours so that you have time to 'see and do' amazing activities whilst on tour, so it's not all rush, rush, rush. All you have to do is let us know what you're interested in when you book and we'll arrange everything for you.

Whatever your passion you can 'do it all' here in New Zealand, just have a peak below at many of the amazing things you can do. During peak season activities get booked up extremely fast, so please let us help you make the most of your vacation by organising these events well in advance.

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Must do activities - must see places!


Christchurch - The Garden City

  • Hop-on-hop-off Bus Tours
  • Tram Tours including Evening Restaurant Tram
  • Cultural evening (maori dancing/hangi etc)
  • Dolphin & Wildlife Boat Cruise
  • Fishing
  • International Antarctic Centre
  • Kiwi/Wildlife Experience
  • The Lord of the Rings Tours

Hanmer Springs

  • Bungy Jumping
  • Claybird shooting
  • Golf
  • Horse Riding/trekking
  • Jet Boating
  • Massage
  • Off-road karting
  • Quad biking
  • River Rafting
  • Sun-bathing/swimming
  • Walking/tramping
  • Film Locations/The Hobbit/Pete's Dragon/The Lord of the Rings/Lion, Witch, Wardrobe


  • Bird-watching
  • Coastal Walking
  • Crayfishing
  • Fishing
  • Maori Tours
  • Whale-watching (sea or air)
  • Dolphin-watching
  • Seal-watching
  • Mountain walking/tramping
  • Wildlife Watching
  • Film Locations/The Hobbit
  • Wine-tasting


  • Omaka Aircraft Museum
  • Wine-tasting & Vineyard Tours

Picton and Marlborough Sounds

  • Walking/tramping
  • Ferry to North Island
  • Sight-seeing (The Sounds)
  • Wine-tasting
  • Film Locations/The Hobbit
  • Fishing

Nelson and Abel Tasman

  • Beach sunbathing/swimming
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pottery
  • Sailing
  • Scuba-diving
  • Sea kayaking
  • Wineries & wine-tasting
  • Film Locations/The Hobbit
  • Walking & Tramping

Buller District

  • White-water rafting
  • Jet Boating
  • Argo Riding

West Coast

  • Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers
  • Wildlife Centre (Kiwi)
  • Hunting
  • Possum squashing!
  • Punakaiki Blow-holes
  • Rainforest Walking
  • Sight-seeing
  • Shopping (Jade/pounamu, bone)
  • Walking & Tramping
  • Glow-worms
  • Helicopter ride over glaciers
  • Seal-watching
  • Walking/tramping
  • Tree-top Walk
  • Sight-seeing (Glaciers/lakes/Mt Cook)
  • Film Locations/The Hobbit
  • Quad-bike riding - cool!

Wanaka and Cardrona

  • Argo-riding
  • Skiing
  • Jet-boat tours
  • Film Locations/The Hobbit
  • Monster-truck riding

Queenstown, Glenorchy and Arrowtown

  • Boat Cruises (Lake Wakatipu)
  • Fly by Wire 
  • Bungy Jumping
  • Farm Tours/sheep shearing
  • Fly By Wire
  • Gold-panning
  • Jet Boating 
  • The Hobbit Tours
  • Lord of the Rings Tours
  • Mountain biking
  • Parascending
  • Paragliding
  • Scenic Flights
  • Sightseeing (coach/cruise etc)
  • Skiing
  • Sky-diving
  • White-water rafting
  • Wine Tasting & Tours 
  • Brewery Tours
  • Distillery Tours

Te Anau and Doubtful Sound

  • Boat cruises to Doubtful Sound
  • Glow-worms
  • Sight-seeing (lakes/mountains)
  • Wildlife watching
  • Tramping/hiking
  • Film Locations/The Hobbit
  • Walking

Milford Sound

  • Boat-cruises (day or overnight)
  • Underwater marine life-watching
  • Wildlife watching
  • Walking/tramping


  • Wildlife watching (albatross/penguin/seal/bird)
  • Sightseeing (castles historic buildings etc)
  • Otago Peninsula
  • Larnach Castle
  • Beaches, walks
  • Historic Buildings
  • Brewery Tours 
  • Little Blue Penguin Tours

Lake Tekapo and Mount Cook

  • Star-gazing
  • Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre
  • Salmon fishing
  • Sight-seeing
  • Flight-seeing
  • Walking/tramping
  • Hot Pools
  • Crazy Golf

Timaru, Ashburton, Oamaru

  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Skiing
  • Walking
  • Little Blue Penguin Tours
  • Steampunk HQ
  • Edwardian Precinct

Invercargill and Catlins

  • Motorcycle Mecca Museum
  • Transport World Museum 
  • The World's Fastest Indian & Classic Transport Collection
  • Walking & tramping



  • Te Papa Museum
  • Cable Car
  • Zealandia Eco Sanctuary
  • Weta Workshops (Lord of the Rings & Hobbit etc)


  • Art Deco Tours
  • Winery Tours


  • Maori Village Experience
  • Geothermal Wonderlands
  • Polynesian Spa


  • Jet-boat Rodes
  • Fishing Trips

  • Glow-worm Caves
  • Blackwater Rafting

If you want more information on ANY of these activities, just send us a quick email and we'll tell you which are the best websites to go to.

Don't forget, we can arrange bespoke custom-made tours for you.If you require more tour information or flexible itinerary options, just contact us.
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