With Spring in full swing, and summer on its way, now is the perfect time to explore all that New Zealand has to offer. What better way to see the sights than behind the wheel of a motorcycle? Here is our list of the top 10 motorcycle ride in New Zealand. So, what are you waiting for? Hire a campervan and hit the road.
Named a World Heritage site by UNESCO, Haast’s spectacular landscapes are complemented by its delicious whitebait. Don’t believe us? Give it a try! Not only is Haast incredible, but the road to get here is too.
2. The Milford Road
This stretch of highway is sure to impress: traversing glacier-carved valleys, lush rainforest and the reflective Mirror Lakes, it captures the essence of New Zealand natural beauty.
3. The Great Coast Road
Sitting aloof from the rest of society, the Great Coast Road is named in the top ten most beautiful coastal drives in the world by Lonely Planet. Its rugged ocean coast and salty breeze will surely impress.
4. Arthur’s Pass
The highest mountain pass in New Zealand, Arthur’s Pass is emblematic of the region’s deep gorges, wide rivers and steep slopes. Make sure to check out Otira Viaduct Lookout for a Kodak moment!
5. Crown Range Road
Crown Range Road climbs high into the sky to overlook the valley in between Queenstown and Wanaka, ensuring glorious views whichever way you look.
6. Lewis Pass
One of South Island’s three main mountain passes, Lewis Pass takes you through alpine hills, beech forest and open valleys. Take a pit stop at the Maruia Springs thermal spa while you’re there!
7. Skipper’s Canyon Road
For a true adventure, consider the winding Skipper’s Canyon Road. Sheer rock cliffs on one side, a steep drop on the other, this drive will be unforgettable.
8. Blenheim – Kaikoura
In addition to New Zealand’s typical beautiful scenery, this road houses a seal population, meaning a baby seal pup population.
9. Twizel – Mount Cook National Park
For the picture-perfect drive, take a spin to the icy blue lake Pukaki in beautiful Mount Cook National Park.
10. Lost World Highway
One of the oldest tourist traps on the island, Lost World Highway transports you back to simpler times and gives you the chance to see the island’s highest waterfall.
If motorcycles are a bit too adventurous for you, hire a campervan. Renting per day, Mighway motorhomes are the perfect way to experience New Zealand at your own pace. Find the perfect motorhome for you and your family.