With the demise of the other sites listing good roads in New Zealand I have decided to try document them myself.

This will probably lack some local knowledge however I have ridden there 3 times and also driven around the country and have covered a good portion of the roads listed in the now out of print New Zealand Motorcycle Atlas. I have traced all the roads I have travelled that I know to be good onto this map and then added another 30% that I know of but have not ridden personally yet. I think it is a good start and will work to get the road names improved and add any suggestions I am provided.

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  1. Some great rides there but South Island has to take my pick

    • So many nice roads. When I was compiling this I really felt the urge to plan a new trip to NZ. I like both islands but I have not been to the South for some years now so I will aim to revisit that in detail perhaps late 2018.

  2. Have always wanted to go to New Zealand, seems like a beautiful place to visit. My dream would be to rent a motorcycle, and tour the islands that way. Maybe someday.

  3. I recently have been able to full my passion of owning and riding a motorcycle. After years of wanting it finally happened. My other passion is hiking. Last december (2017) i did a north island trip which also included some epic multiday hikes. The packing and repacking was the hardest part.

    This year december i will be down in the south island doing the same but this time only sticking to day hikes. Thank you for your routes. I have made few adjustments esp the ride from te anau to Bluff using manapouri.

    Happy riding

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