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A Must Do Motorcycle Tour To The Edge Of New Zealand - Cape Reinga, And The Must See Destinations!

Updated: Nov 7

Busy career bloke? Weekends are precious, mate. Imagine effortlessly exploring Cape Reinga and the far north of Aotearoa New Zealand on your motorbike. No need to waste time researching routes, fuel stops, or must-see spots. We've got you sorted with a mapped out route for an unforgettable journey. Get ready to hit the road and make the most of your weekend escapades, Kiwi-style! This journey can be broken up into 4 sections of riding done in 2 days, riding through the must see spots of the Far North.





Section 1: Auckland to the Bay of Islands

- Start your journey in Auckland, the vibrant city of sails.

- Cruise along scenic North Western country roads to Wellsford.

- Pass through Mangawai Heads and soak in the sun and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean

- Make your way through the Bay of Islands, a picturesque paradise known for its pristine beaches and camp the night in Russell.

- Take the time to explore the charming towns of Paihia and Russell, indulge in water activities, or simply relax on the sandy shores and cafes.





Section 2: Bay of Islands to Cape Reinga

- Leave the Bay of Islands behind and head north towards Cape Reinga.

- Ride through winding roads, surrounded by lush greenery and breathtaking coastal landscapes towards Awanui for a deliscious lunch at a local cafe.

- Arrive at Cape Reinga, where the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean collide, creating a mesmerizing natural spectacle.

- Visit the iconic Lone Lighthouse, perched on the northernmost tip of New Zealand, and witness the awe-inspiring panoramic views.


Section 3: Cape Reinga to Opononi and Waipoua Kauri Forest

- Begin your journey South, after a night camping along a Northland beach. We head towards Opononi.

- Experience the thrill of riding along coastal roads, with the ocean breeze all around you.

- Reach Opononi, a coastal town famous for its golden sand dunes and dolphins.

- Explore the magnificent Waipoua Kauri Forest, home to ancient and majestic kauri trees.

- Take a moment to appreciate Tāne Mahuta, the largest known kauri tree in New Zealand, standing tall and proud.





Section 4: Return to Auckland

- Bid farewell to the wonders of Opononi and Waipoua Kauri Forest.

- Embark on the final leg of your journey, riding a scenic route, with a stop at the iconic Puhoi Pub along the way back to Auckland.

- Arrive back in Auckland, with a heart full of adventure and a desire to plan your next motorcycle tour with Moto New Zealand!


Embarking on the epic motorcycle tour from Auckland to Cape Reinga and back is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. From the captivating Bay of Islands to the rugged beauty of Cape Reinga, and the tranquility of Opononi and Waipoua Kauri Forest, this journey offers a perfect blend of coastal roads, tropical forests, and breathtaking vistas.


At Moto New Zealand, we've got you covered, mate! Whether you need a bike and camp gear or just assistance with planning the route and booking accommodation, we've got the expertise to make your weekend adventure unforgettable. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore the wonders of Cape Reinga and create memories that will last a lifetime.


So, what are you waiting for? Visit our website now to book your self-guided motorcycle weekend adventure with Moto New Zealand. Get ready to hit the road, embrace the freedom of the open ride, and experience the beauty of New Zealand like never before. Don't let this opportunity pass you by, mate! Book now and let the adventure begin!


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