Testimonials - South Pacific Motorcycle Tours

What our customers have to say about South Pacific Motorcycle Tours quality, motorbikes, sports cars, independent self-guided GPS and fully-guided tours of New Zealand...

I can't say enough about the folks at SPMT, they are wonderful. I did a 23 day two island self guided tour. Working with them on my trip was easy, and fun. They understood it was a trip of a life time and they made it so. The route they put together for me was unbelievable! The B&B's and hotels they used were superb in accommodations and views. If you want to motorcycle New Zealand these are the people to talk with. Thank you Thank you, it was more than I dreamed.

Garry Vaughan

Minnesota, USA

Trip of a lifetime! 
When talking with a former work colleague about my intention to do a motorbike tour in New Zealand he did not hesitate to recommend South Pacific Motorcycles. Carole, Kim and Hayley were so responsive to my every need and request when planning my trip and the itinerary. Upon arrival at SPM I was up and on my bike within an hour and on the road, after bike checks and safety briefings. The BMW GS F700 was fantastic and perfect for the roads.
It really makes a huge difference to be able to personalize a trip and be actively involved in all the options and it makes things so easy to pay once for bike, B&Bs and activities up front.
SPMT checked up every couple of days to ensure everything was to my satisfaction and also to inform of ant weather warnings or re-rerouting that might be required.
A fantastic 2,700km tour of the South Island and many memories to take home with me.

Alastair W


Best Motorcycling Roads! The friendliest of welcome's and very well presented bike. I had the best time exploring the fantastic roads on the South Island. Ace!

Cath Vaughan

Fife, United Kingdom

Following previous two-up motorbike tours including the USA, most of Eastern Australia &Tasmania, we had always planned for a NZ tour at some time to experience for ourselves the wonderful scenery, places to visit and the terrific bike roads that we had heard about over the years.
....And wow....that place and the people are absolutely amazing in every aspect, - the tour was everything we had hoped for, - and more - exceeding our expectations....just perfect.
And we would HIGHLY recommend to anyone considering a bike tour anywhere to put NZ at the top of the list, and certainly to arrange it with South Pacific!

Mike and Sandy Churchill

NSW, Australia

From the comprehensive pre-trip info to the pick-up of the very well maintained bikes and the induction provided, we were really impressed by the professionalism of Carole, Mike and the team. The GPS tour was very well set up and our B&B accommodation was top notch. We’ll definitely be back for more!

Cindy & Duncan Bennett

Manly, Australia

Utterly Fantastic! The tour was so well organized, from the moment of inquiry until the flight out of Christchurch. The whole crew was gracious, accommodating, resourceful, with over the top customer service. We experienced New Zealand from the tops of 2 BMW 800's. It was phenomenal, to say the least. Even with 6 out of 12 days with rain, it didn't matter, we were in NZ! The self guided GPS tour was amazingly accurate and the excursions, plus places to stop and eat, well, there wasn't a bad one in the bunch. Highly recommended to all who ride.

Dave and Maggie


A bucket list tour for the best motorcycling riding ever with the best people ever! We had 9 bikes on the 12 Day Southern Alps Spectacular. I was concerned that joining a group of strangers for 12 days could be a real hit or miss experience, but it was of course a huge hit! Mike (tour leader/rider) and Kim and Mikey (chase van) were our constant companions throughout the trip and did a fantastic job. Carole, Hayley and David were at HQ backstopping all the details. The bikes all performed flawlessly with no mishaps or breakdowns at all. Whether you just hire, want to ride on a tour or do self-guided, you can’t go wrong. Highly recommended.

David Gross

Hawaii, USA

Well, all you folks looking around now for the right motorcycle touring outfit in NZ can just sign on with SPMT. We were there last Jan-Feb and the folks at SPMT are the best. They do what they promise and provided excellent 1200RTs. Our trip of a lifetime was a success in a large part due to these great folks. We just rented and rode our own tour with their advice. PS Mike and Carole thanks for what you do!

Eric Purington

New Mexico, USA

We are Harley Davidson lovers. SPMT have an amazing passion to organise our ride on a Harley during 9 days through the South Island: 2,700 kms of pure happiness that we will never forget! We warmly recommend all Harley Davidson lovers to ride in New Zealand with South Pacific Motorcycle Tours.

Jean-Luc Bianchini

Kota Kinabalyu, Malaysia

From the moment we contacted SPMT with an enquiry, to the end of our 14 Day GPS tour the communications were fantastic - everything went like clockwork and the team at SPMT were amazing. Thank you for organising such a wonderful itinerary, superb accommodation and making sure we had everything we needed during our trip. We really enjoyed the handling of our 2 BMW GS 700’s Lucy & Charlotte. The South Island is truly stunning and the route chosen by SPMT took us through a huge diversity of landscapes. Our sincere thanks to everyone at SPMT for a holiday of a lifetime that will live long in our memories!

Peter & Dawn Cawthorne

Merseyside, England

Amazing 24 day self-guided tour of the North and South Island! In January my friend and I hired bikes from SPMT and had a fantastic time. Carole, Mike & Co were just great – professional, helpful and very friendly. I would highly recommend them and am planning on repeating the experience as soon as possible!

Shelley Egerton

Worcestershire, United Kingdom

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Our unique selling features would have to be our unsurpassed quality of service, our genuine passion for motorcycling and, and sharing New Zealand's hidden secrets with you - in other words, our local knowledge.
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+64 3 312 0066
Skype us at ride.nz
South Pacific Motorcycle Tours,
43 Roscrea Place, Mandeville,
RD2 Kaiapoi 7692, Christchurch,
North Canterbury, New Zealand.

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