Our comprehensive range of motorcycles and tours combined with professional service will ensure you or your friends have the best holiday ever!

It started as most New Zealand businesses did. Back in 1994, a keen motorcyclist thought his preferred method of transport is actually a pretty good way to see the best of what New Zealand has to offer. That was the start of New Zealand Motorcycle Rentals and Tours as it is today - a tourism operation which retains the enthusiasm for motorcycling combined with the professionalism expected by international visitors to New Zealand. 

Formed in 1994 by Gordon Lidgard and business partner Darren Tonar. Both had been involved in the motorcycle industry for a long period of time and saw a market opportunity that was not being fulfilled.

"We knew New Zealand needed something like this because it's the perfect destination for a motorcycling holiday. We wanted to make the whole process of hiring a motorcycle easy for the customer."

From the humble early days of having a handful of Yamaha motorcycles, New Zealand Motorcycle Rentals and Tours now has a fleet in excess of 30 late model motorcycles, counting among them BMWs, Suzukis, Hondas and Yamahas, all professionally maintained and well presented.     

Why choose New Zealand Motorcycle Rentals & Tours?

With the knowledge and experience of over 20 years in this highly specialised area of the tourism industry and with thousands of happy and satisfied clients, we are considered to be New Zealand's leading motorcycle rental and tour company.

100% dedication to you NZMR specialises solely in the business of Rentals and Tours in New Zealand.

Our Previous Customers They have experienced our hospitality, their words speak volumes.

Best Facilities

Best Facilities

We have top locations in Auckland and Christchurch so you can start your holiday sooner without wasting more time on a plane to get some other place you will see anyway. Hotels, Bed & Breakfast are nearby with plenty of other tourist attractions. Free airport pick-up and drop-off in either location.

Working For You

Working For You

We have not become one of the largest motorcycle rental and tour companies in New Zealand and Oceania by share chance, we work as hard as ever to supply you the best possible service, food, accommodation and high quality motorcycles to give you the vacation of a lifetime.



As an independent company we offer you a choice of how you want to tour New Zealand. You can simply rent a motorcycle and get out on the road and go, what we call "Free Riding" or you can enjoy the benefits of one of the self-guided, fully guided or personalised tours we are renowned for.

 2001 NZ Tourism Awards

Winner of the 2001 NZ Tourism Awards (finalists in 2000)

In 2001 we were awarded the most outstanding and world class tourism company specialising in transportation. These awards recognise leading NZ tourism businesses and are not given out lightly, just to become one of the few finalists is a great achievement. By booking your vacation with New Zealand Motorcycle Rentals and Tours, a New Zealand Tourism Awards winner, you can have peace-of-mind in the quality of products and services you will receive.

NZ Motorcycle Rentals & Tours is a professional, New Zealand owned company. We are one of the longest running motorcycle rental and tour companies in New Zealand. No excuses, no disappointments.

We also stock a comprehensive range of accessories including panniers, tank bags, saddlebags, helmets, gloves, jackets, over trousers, wet-weather gear, kidney belts, tank bags and saddlebags.

We are a specialist rental and tour company with a huge fleet of the latest model motorcycles. At one point, our fleet size was larger than all other New Zealand operators combined.

If you want a friendly world-class motorcycle operator for your next vacation look no further.