Let the journey begin
Having a motorcycle is one thing. Knowing where to ride it is another. People travel from all over the world to experience New Zealand. New Zealand has some of the most beautiful countryside in the world. A lot of people choose to check out the scenery by car. I say their mad! Nothing comes close to that feeling you get when you are cutting through mountainsides, hills, valleys, twists and turns. It would make sense to know where some of these locations are. So if you own a motorcycle, live in New Zealand or are just visiting then this is for you.
Auckland to Clevedon
Who would have thought that Auckland would be an ideal place to start a scenic ride. However, many riders love riding around rural Auckland. This is a relatively easy ride showcasing the Waikato River. The ride begins heading south on State Highway 1 turning off at Karaka. From there you cross the bridge into Waiuku which leads you on to State Highway 2. Here you will find open roads and twisties as you cut through the Hunua Ranges eventually looping back into Clevedon where you will find one of the best fish and chip shops in the county. This ride will take less than two hours and is a must.
Auckland to Napier – The Pacific Coast Highway
If you want to make a day of it then this is a must. The Pacific Coast Highway passes by some of the best that New Zealand has to offer. The Pacific Coast Highway starts in Auckland and ends in Napier which is located in Hawkes Bay. Make sure you pack a towel as this journey will see you pass the Coromandel Peninsula, the Bay of Plenty and the East Coast of Gisborne showcasing absolutely stunning beaches.
Auckland to Coromandel
This is a trip that so many riders love. It is a fun ride with plenty of open road and tight twisty corners. In fact a lot of riders that this ride seriously as it can require a lot of attention. In some parts it is actually quite dangerous so you have to know your bike pretty well. If you do make the trip be sure to check out the hot water beach where you can dig yourself a hole in the sand and sit back in a naturally heated pool.