Day 00 – Trip Overview

11:59 pm Motorbike/Motorcycle, New Zealand, Travel

This trip represents almost 6,500km of travel around the North Island of New Zealand. The initial plan was to travel to all regions, but due to unforseen circumstances (which reduced our trip by about 1.5 weeks in duration), we didn’t end up travelling to the Coromandel, Northland, or Taranaki.

Some of the days were spent with family/friends, and may therefore not be relevant to all viewers.

The weather was very cold for this time of the year, and as we live in Papua New Guinea, we felt the cold more so than the locals. However, we were very fortunate that we never really ended up in great discomfort due to the rain. However, we did adjust our schedule a few times – we stayed in Taupo and extra night, because it was pouring the morning we wanted to leave, and we stayed in Gisbourne a few extra days.

If you are planning to tour New Zealand on a motorbike, I strongly encourage you! This is a wonderful country to tour. The roads are often windy, and the scenery is always stunning.

And remember – you can drill down on all the maps to see exactly which roads we travelled (although the map on this page has been compressed, due to the size of the full trip – over 90,000 track points).

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