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 The NORTH ISLAND RUMBLE ride is an epic North Island adventure experience consisting of 50% dirt. This ride consists of 8 days of excellent riding, starting and finishing in Wellington , taking in some of the best back roads, tracks and water crossings on the North Island.


9 Nights in the ride with overnights in Wellington, Castlepoint, Dannevirke, Taupo,  Whangamomana, Waitotara Valley, Taihape, Masterton and Wellington providing opportunity to look around some amazing New Zealand towns and enjoy the local hospitality.

Experience the North Island's large range of riding conditions from breathtaking river crossings , riding through  bush tracks and passing through Whangamomona, a must-see on New Zealand's North Island.

Riders will be picked-up the afternoon before the tour starts from Wellington airport/hotel and dropped-off the day after it finishes in Auckland.

This ride has a “DIRT” focus with some tarseal riding and a lot of gravel roads, tracks and river/stream crossings to keep you on your toes. 


Ability: Intermediate 

Levels: 1-4 

Duration: 8 days, 8 nights

Total Distance: 1500+ km 

Spaces Available: 6 participants max per ride

Minimum Riders per ride: 2

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The Ride

​Day 0 - You will be picked up from Wellington Airport  in the afternoon and taken to our accommodation where you will familiarise yourself with your motorcycle, meet other riders on your ride and stay the night.

Day 1 - Wellington to Castlepoint.  Leaving Wellington we head east starting at Akatarawa Forest. This is a good introduction on what to expect over the next 4 days. 224KM-  50% Dirt


Day 2 - Castlepoint to Dannevirke. We   head northwest to pick our way through bush tracks and back roads to Dannevirke. 150KM - 70% Dirt


Day 3 -Dannevirke to Taupo. Leaving Dannevirke in the morning to track north towards Napier before turning towards the centre of the North Island.  270KM - 35% Dirt


Day 4 - Taupo to Whangamomona. After completion of the 42nd Traverse we head for the Forgotten Highway via Taumarunui and end our day at the Republic of Whangamomona. 225KM - 60% Dirt

Day 5 - Whangamomona to Waitotara Valley. Leaving Whangamomana after breakfast we head south along the Old Whangamomona Rd track while making out way to the Waitotara Valley along farm tracks and dirt roads.  ​190KM - 65% Dirt

Day 6 - Waitotara Valley to Taihape.  Our day starts with a ride along a farm track. We head south before turning inland to make our way to Taihape where we will spend the night. 185KM - 50% Dirt

Day 7 - Taihape to Masterton.  We head south zigzagging along back roads and dirt roads  making our way to Masterton where we will spend the night. 250KM - 50% Dirt

Day 8 - Masterton to Wellington.  Our day starts with breakfast before heading for the capital. We should get there by mid day, 90KM - 0% Dirt

We will spend our last night together as a group in Wellington.


  • Pick-up, after midday, the day before the tour starts, from Wellington airport/hotel and dropped-off the day that it finishes.

  • Motorcycle - Your choice from available models fitted out for your ride

  • Fuel - All motorcycle fuel - *Optional

  • Full Comprehensive motorcycle Insurance 

  • Guide(s) – With Emergency Locator Beacon

  • Planned Routes - 8 Days worth of routes, with optional extra sections

  • GPS Device -With GPS Routes for your ride loaded 

  • 9 Nights Accommodation - *Optional

  • Support 4x4 - Luggage, breakdowns and emergencies- *Optional

  • First Aid Assistance

  • Mechanical Assistance

  • T-Shirt



  • Motorcycle riding gear - The individual rider is responsible for having the appropriate rider safety gear including a appropriate helmet with visor or goggles, gloves, boots and clothing.

  • Meals - No meals are included in this ride. Each stop offers a variety of dining options. All meals are at individuals cost.

  • The accommodation after you have been dropped off.

  • Flights to and from Wellington.

  • Personal Items.

  • Unsupported Budget- Excludes fuel, accommodation, tolls and support vehicle. 
​      Tenere 700 - NZ$ 4,100.00
     Husqvarna 701 - NZ$ 4,200.00
  • Unsupported Basic- Excludes support vehicle but includes basic accommodation, fuel and tolls. (Sleeping bags required)
      Tenere 700 - NZ$ 5,200.00
      Husqvarna 701 - NZ$ 5,300.00
  • Unsupported Twin Share- Excludes support vehicle but includes twin share accommodation, fuel and tolls.
      Tenere 700 - NZ$ 5,800.00
      Husqvarna 701 - NZ$ 5,900.00
  • Supported Basic- Includes support vehicle, basic accommodation, fuel and tolls. (Sleeping bags required)
      Tenere 700 - NZ$ 7,300.00
      Husqvarna 701 - NZ$ 7,400.00
  • Support Twin Share- Includes support vehicle, twin share accommodation, fuel and tolls.
      Tenere 700 - NZ$ 8,000.00
      Husqvarna 701 - NZ$ 8,100.00


Motorcycle Riding Gear


  • Helmet

  • Gloves (winter & summer gloves)

  • Boots (Adventure or MX Boots)

  • Jacket

  • Pants

  • Body Armour (Can be in Jacket and Pants)

  • Thermal pants and shirt

  • Waterproof outer shell

  • Removable mid layers


  • Helmet Comms (We use Cardo)

  • Goggles

  • Hydration Backpack

  • Balaclava / Buff

Personal Items, Toiletries, Required Medications and Personal Clothing.

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