Being a travel writer for 20 years, I thought I had experienced it all…
Well, that is until I embarked on the adventure of a lifetime with a Harley Davidson Motorbike tour. I can’t ‘Harley’ wait to tell you about it. It was my good fortune to find this amazing company called,
Bularangi Motorbikes in Auckland New Zealand.
FYI… This is a country more beautiful than I have the words to even begin to describe. You must put it on your travel bucket-list.
Since I don’t have a motorcycle license, I went with the Chauffeured Passenger Tour. A very experienced, seriously fun, professional Harley Davidson driver, Terry Divot James, picked me up right in front of my hotel on a gorgeous blue bike. He then helped me into a Harley leather-Jacket and helmet and instructed me on what to do and not do. For the first few minutes I was a bit nervous, clinging onto Terry for dear life. But, ever to quickly I became confident that I was in great hands. No longer afraid, I relaxed my clinched legs and arms strangling poor Terry and soaked up the magnificent beauty of New Zealand from the passenger seat of Terry’s bike. He drove me all around Auckland, from the beaches and renowned sights, to the top of the city to see the spectacular views.
It was both surreal and exciting feeling the wind blowing through my hair while zipping through this city where I had never been before. This was without a doubt the way to experience New Zealand. The breeze, the smells, the weather, the people, the sights and the electrifying speed were beyond memorable. I simply loved, loved, loved, everything about this most thrilling chauffeured passenger tour. Whizzing around the amazing roads of Auckland with charming Terry on a Bularangi Motorbikes was exhilarating. A heads up, they also, offer Harley Davidson rentals and motorcycle tours throughout all of New Zealand. This stellar company has a wide range of fairly priced services and touring options to choose from and can customize any trip to your total desires.
The Fully Guided Tours
On a Harley Davidson fully guided motorbike tour, you will be looked after by Bularangi Motorbikes from the second you arrive in New Zealand. Their motorcycle tours only have pristine Harley Davidsons on the tour, which you can ride for the amount of days you would like on the roads throughout New Zealand.
Self Ride Tours
Also, available, is the motorbike tour where you can be in charge of your day. This Harley Davidson independent tour gives you the freedom to find your own way around New Zealand without riding in a larger group-guided tour. All the details of the route and accommodation are taken care of for you. Conveniently ensuring, that all you have to think about are the joys of cruising on a Harley Davidson through the exquisite picturesque roads of New Zealand!
Bularangi Motorbikes have the largest most up-to-date Harley Davidson Motorcycle fleet in New Zealand, with a setup for the two-person-touring with depots throughout the country.
Born and bred New Zealander Baz Howie, and British born, Ali Howie are co- owners of the Bularangi business. Not only are they amazing bike riders in their own right, but they have an immense depth of passion of New Zealand and all it represents. Major kudos and a huge Bravo to you both and of course to my fabulous Harley partner in crime, Terry!
So, whether you are a Harley Davidson-pro, or never sat on a bike in your life… This is what you should be doing in New Zealand and the company you should be doing it with! There is no doubt that this was one of the most sensational and unforgettable adventures of my life. I Will Be Back!!!!!