Suggested Route

To extensively cover New Zealand's South Island (most scenic and least congested) we suggest a minimum of two, preferably three week trips.

Although we can help organise your whole trip, most customers prefer to pick up the bikes and freewheel their own route with the aid customer guide and route planners and maps.

Suggested 2 or 3 week tour. A very popular route picking the main highlights and roads.

Day 1

(Pick up bikes from VFR HQ in Christchurch)
Head south through the Canterbury plains and then inland to the Mount Hutt Range overnight at Lake Tekapo or Mt Cook. (Glaciers, crystal blue lakes and a road network around the new Hydro system like a Ferrari test track)

Day 2

South through the Lindis Pass to Wanaka (skydiving and stunt aircraft if your trip hasn't given you enough adrenaline already). Wanaka has lakes, mountains, ski planes and adventure activities for all.


On to Queenstown- brilliant roads, Picture postcard stuff and enough white water rafting , jet boating and enough partying to stay for a week.(jet boating, heliskiing, white-water rafting, and of course bunjee jumping with A J Hacket - great trout fishing if your into it).

Most customers spend a day or two chilling out in Queenstown.

Day 6

Great riding to be had across the "remarkable mountain range" to Te Anau, a lakeside resort with great overnight chalets, walks, fishing etc.

Day 7

Simply exhilarating riding into New Zealand's fjordland, through to Milford Sound, where you can see dolphins, seals and penguins, biking back to Te Anau.

Day 8

Serious riding day as you head back north , through Wanaka through to the Haast Pass. This is simply breathtaking riding into the sub tropical west coast .

Day 9

Glaciers, greenery and some interesting "One Lane Bridges" that need some attention to navigate as you weave up the west coast resting overnight at choice of small towns, all of which offer great hospitality.

Day 10

More serious riding on coast roads as you head further north visiting Greymouth and overnight at Westport or for the serious amongst milers amongst you on to Nelson.

Day 11

Explore the roads around Nelson (Market day on Saturday) Motueka, Takaka, and Golden Bay. Beaches galore and then head for Picton via Havelock.

Day 12/13

South to Blenheim and then to Kaikoura either via Murchison and Hanmer Springs(Great Hot Pools) or more directly straight down the wonderful coastline of the Kaikoura Range. Kaikoura is a picture postcard setting and is the place to do whale watching, swimming with Dolphins, or eating Cray Fish (Kaikoura). Most customers want to spend a good day in Kaikoura, whale watching, swimming with Dolphins.

Day 14

Cruise back to Christchuch on the recently resurfaced inland road via Waiau and call into Hanmer Springs if you didn't do so the previous day, back to VFR NewZealands HQ in the centre of Christchurch where we will take you back to the airport or leave you to explore Christchurch or start the whole trip again!

The Route

call 07779 656253
(UK Office 8am - 8pm)