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 The TUNNELS ride is an epic North Island adventure experience consisting of 50% dirt. This ride consists of 4 days of excellent riding, starting and finishing in Wellington , taking in some of the best back roads, tracks and tunnels on the North Island.


5 Nights in the ride with overnights in Waitotara Valley, National Park and Whangamomana  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 tunnels , riding through  bush tracks and passing through Whangamomona, a must-see on New Zealand's North Island.

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

This ride has a “50/50” focus with some tarseal riding and some gravel roads and tracks  to keep you on your toes. 


Ability: Intermediate 

Levels: 1-4 

Duration: 4 days, 5 nights

Total Distance: 950+ 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 or a hotel  and taken to your accommodation where you will familiarise yourself with your motorcycle, meet other riders on your ride and stay the night.

Day 1 - Waitotara Valley to Ohakune.  Leaving the valley we head out along a "back road". We travel to Ohakune the long way round. 266KM-  50% Dirt


Day 2 - Ohakune to Whangamomona. We   head out early to take on the 42nd Traverse on our way to Whangamomona via back roads and tracks. 200KM - 60% Dirt


Day 3 -Whangamomona to Whangamomona. after breakfast we head out to explore some of the local tunnels and back roads the area has to offer before returning to Whangamomona .  235KM - 55% Dirt


Day 4 - Whangamomona to Waitotara Valley. we head out via the Old Whangamomona track with some detours on our way back to the Waitotara Valley. 240KM - 45% Dirt

Day 5 - We leave for Wellington after breakfast with a 3.5 hour drive south to the capital where we will drop you off at your hotel or the airport.


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

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

  • Fuel - All motorcycle fuel 

  • Full Comprehensive motorcycle Insurance 

  • Guide(s) – With Emergency Locator Beacon

  • Planned Routes - 4 Days worth of routes, with optional extra sections

  • GPS Device -With GPS Routes for your ride loaded 

  • 5 Nights Accommodation 

  • 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 Basic- Excludes support vehicle but includes basic accommodation, fuel and tolls. (Sleeping bags required)
      Tenere 700 - NZ$ 2,650.00
      Husqvarna 701 - NZ$ 2700.00
  • Supported Basic- Includes support vehicle, basic accommodation, fuel and tolls. (Sleeping bags required)
      Tenere 700 - NZ$ 4,000.00
      Husqvarna - NZ$ 4,050.00


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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