Discover New Zealand

Guided New Zealand Motorcycle Tours

New Zealand is more than just a country, it’s a sanctuary: a place of easy-going people and beautiful scenery. When you ride here you will experience all our must-do spots – from crystal clear rivers to alpine lakes and golden sand beaches.

You’ll also get to meet a bunch of real deal Kiwis, we don’t take ourselves too seriously, unless it involves rugby, cool cars or drinking beer…

Father and son Mark and Ben Van Leeuwarden are your guides for each tour. They ensure that you always feel at home and have a laugh each day.

So, your bucket list ride awaits.

Are you going to tick it off?

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5/5

Upcoming Tours

Kiwi Crusade

PRICE FROM $8,499 NZD
12 Days

The Kiwi Crusade is the ultimate New Zealand Motorcycle tour. We ride over 2,000 km in 11 days, seeing all the best bits of NZ including the Burt Munro Challenge.

North & South Island Explorer

PRICE FROM $8,299 NZD
12 Days

Explore every corner of New Zealand on this epic motorbike tour. Tour includes Rotorua, Milford Sound and Queenstown. This is motorcycle riding at its best!

North Island Explorer

PRICE FROM $2,790 NZD
7 Days

Cultural experiences, Hobbiton, Bay of Islands, Waitomo caves, heavenly riding days and the Coromandel — a hell of a time in just a week.

South Island Explorer

PRICE FROM $2,790 NZD
7 Days

The trip of a lifetime. Explore Franz Josef Glacier, Arthurs Pass, Queenstown and more. From stunning scenery to the best motorcycle roads on the planet - it’s got it all.

Committed to Excellence

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Destinations & Highlights

Jet Boating
Waitomo Caves
Motorcycle Mecca
Hobbiton

WHAT YOU’VE SAID ABOUT US

Second time holidaying with Planet Chopper. Ben and Mark are extremely knowledgeable about local attractions and history. There’s plenty of hidden gems too. Couldn’t recommend enough!
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Why Take a Guided Planet Chopper Tour in NZ?

Our rides are life-changing. Each day is a new adventure.

We stay in beautiful hotels, eat top-notch food, visit cultural and adventure attractions, and do it all with a bunch of great people.

With our flavour of family-run, motorcycle-focused adventures you’re bound to have a laugh, a smile and some great memories.

What’s Included?

  • Late Model Motorcycle Rental
  • 4 Star Hotel Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Wellington to Picton Ferry (on cross-country trips)
  • Special Welcome and Farewell Dinner
  • Planet Chopper T-shirt and Cap + Ride Guide Booklet
  • Local and Experienced Tour Guides x 3
  • Support Vehicle with luggage trailer to carry your belongings + Spare motorcycle
  • Not included: Airfares, personal health insurance and alcohol.

Our Team in NZ

Father and son Mark and Ben Van Leeuwarden are born and bred kiwis. They bring their own flare to each tour, and provide carefully crafted itineraries, ‘real kiwi’ experiences and occasionally some good humour.

Mark comes from a private investigation background while Ben used to work in advertising around the world.

The pair have hosted many New Zealand group tours, music events, and have been a part of New Zealand’s supermoto racing community for many years.

Their existing relationships give you special access to the New Zealand many tourists don’t get to see.

Mark Van Leeuwarden
Ben Van Leeuwarden
Denise “Diesel” Graham

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Dedicated Support Team

We have a support vehicle with a trailer for luggage and a spare motorcycle. The support truck driver offers additional support, and we always travel with a mechanic to keep the wheels rolling.

Our Motorcycles

We have a wide-variety of motorbikes for you to ride in New Zealand. From Harley Davidson Electra Glides to custom choppers, take your pick.

Prefer a Self-Guided Tour?

How it Works

STEP 1: SELECT AND BOOK YOUR TOUR

All of our tours can be booked instantly online. Secure your spot by paying a 20% deposit. If you like, you can pay the remainder of your balance via installments. The balance is due 45 days prior to departure.

STEP 2: WE FILL YOU IN ON EVERY DETAIL

We will send you a handbook on what to bring, what to expect and travel information.

STEP 3: TIME TO RIDE!

We greet you, go over a quick briefing and hit the road! All hotels, restaurants, gas stops, experiences, routes and the best places to stop for scenic views are waiting for us. It’s that easy. If you have any questions please email Ben here.

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