Burt Munro - Indian Rally - The Sound of Thunder
to Feb 28

Burt Munro - Indian Rally - The Sound of Thunder


Aussie Bike Tours are heading to New Zealand again in February 4th-26th 2018 on an exciting Tour that will encompass the Burt Munro Challenge in Invercargill, the National Indian Rally in Blenheim and The Sound Of Thunder race meeting in Christchurch, whilst enjoying the awesome West Coast as well! Also, this will include the International Hand-Shift Challenge, over the two meetings, for all the Indian and Harley-Davidson hand-shift bikes, competing for the International Team Trophy!
Classic B.E.A.R.S bikes are also invited for this one-off opportunity to combine two iconic events with an Indian rally on the weekend between. Road bikes are invited also.

Our base package for race bike return freight, twin-share Van transportation and accommodations with RETURN flights included, for the Burt Munro Challenge ONLY, start at $3900.

This is a 10 day/9-night package.
Bring a partner/friend for $2400, twin-share.
This entails Christchurch-Invercargill-Christchurch.
I have contacted Motorcycling New Zealand, they have advised the best option for competitors is to apply for Start Permission from MA and pay MA's FIM one-month Insurance of approximately $195. Mathew Falvo from MA has confirmed this option is best for us, MNZ and MA. This cost is NOT included in the Tour price and WILL be required to compete in NZ. Contact M.A direct please.

For our full package of the three events, after Invercargill we travel to; Milford Sound for a cruise out to the Tasman Sea, staying at Te Anau, travel the Devil’s Staircase to Queenstown and Glenorchy, visit the awesome Franz Joseph Glacier, checkout a bike collection in Ross, Jade in Hokitika and on to Greymouth, home of street racing,
head north up the spectacular West Coast to Westport, then on to Blenheim and the Indian Rally!

There will be a group ride to Havelock and across the amazing Queen Charlotte Drive to Picton and the Owaka Airfield on Saturday from the Indian Rally site.
Then we head to Nelson and over the fabulous Takaka Hills to the Abel Tasman National Park. Over the next four days we travel to the Bulla Gorge, Karamea, Puakaiki, Cape Foulwind, Reefton, Kumara and then over Arthurs Pass to Christchurch and the Sound Of Thunder weekend!

Packages for the comprehensive Tour start from $5700, twin-share. (Race bike in Van).
For two people in one van for three weeks with one bike, add $4200(same as above less freight).
All packages include Entry Fees and passes to all race events, souvenir shirts, and also a welcome dinner. Also included, all twin-share accommodations and return flights from Melbourne. For the road bike participants, packages start at $5400 twin-share, bring a pillion for $3200= $8600. 

A limited amount of rentals, being BMW F650g/s, Honda VT750, Suzuki DL650 are available. $7000 includes a bike with carrying capacity, Flights, twin-share accommodations and all the usual extras.

This will be a fabulous opportunity to visit E.Hayes and Sons Hardware Store with Burt Munro's original bikes among many others, the amazing Motorcycle Mecca 300+ motorcycle Museum and the Richardson family's incredible 300+ trucks and cars at Transport World. We also get to ride on the famous Oreti Beach and experience Southlands amazing friendliness and hospitality.

The Southland Motorcycle Club has allowed us all FREE ENTRIES!
At usually $150 per event, this can be $600-$750 - each!! A huge saving for us all.
Road riders are also welcome, with options of shipping your own motorcycle(s) or there will be a limited amount of rentals available. Please note ALL motorcycles shipped will require a Vehicle Import Approval from Canberra. These are available at a nominal cost online, contact https://infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/imports/

Apply early, as they take long weeks to come through, your motorcycle will not be shipped without it!!

Instead of a GST Bond, there will be a $200 charge, per bike, for a GST Guarantee Fund.
This will be immensely easier than all bikes needing a 15% GST deposit!
- Our motorcycles will be shipped in Melbourne on January 2nd,2018 at a depot TBA.
- H-D factory bases will be supplied, please bring two tiedowns for each bike.
- Motorcycles will be picked up at the Depot(tba) in Christchurch on Monday, February 5th.

We will have an overnight stop in Dunedin on Tuesday, arriving early afternoon at the Monarch Motel in Tay Street Invercargill. This is on your left as you arrive in the City Limits. I suggest a trip to Bluff (25k) to inspect the Bluff Hill where the Hill Climb is held the next morning. The events are;
- Bluff Hill Climb Thursday morning.
- Beach Racing at Oreti Friday afternoon/evening.
- Teretonga Road racing Saturday (practice available Friday).
- Speedway Saturday night- we hope to do a couple of laps with the hand-shifters before the main racing starts, street racing Sunday morning/afternoon at Bill Richardson Drive/ old Showgrounds area in Invercargill. 

This is a busy program of back to back events, ensure your bike is in great shape.

For those coming to ride the "Burt" only, a Monday morning departure will be required to return to Christchurch (550k-7 hours) to clean the bikes and drop them at the depot.
Please strap all your riding kit/bag to the seat of your bike after strapping your bike onto the same base from Australia. Vans can be returned at the Airport depot before flying out.
Everybody else will do the same, just two weeks later.

Please contact me directly for exact quotes for flying sooner or later, from Sydney or wherever. Also for Road bike + race bike freight rates etc. and any special requests. 


A $2000 deposit, per person, will be required to confirm your placement on this very popular and limited Tour! Please deposit funds in to the Aussie Bike Tours account by June 30th 2017. Balance will be payable by September 30th 2017. Again feel free to contact us with any questions. Get in touch with us using the details on the Contact page for our banking details.

This will be a very memorable tour and a bunch of fun!

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3 Grand Prix in One Week
to Dec 1

3 Grand Prix in One Week


Saturday October 21st
- Arrive Melbourne and check in to our Hotel with welcoming festivities.
Sunday October 22nd
- Depart at 7.30am in our Coach to Phillip Island Circuit for Moto GP.
- We reconvene at our Coach at 5pm for the return trip.
Monday October 23rd
- We travel to our Motorcycle rental station to collect bikes and ride to Apollo Bay along the Great Ocean Road.
Tuesday October 24th
- We continue on via Cape Otway to Warrnambool.
Wednesday October 25th
- We ride to Port Fairy and on through The Grampians Range to Hall's Gap.
Thursday October 26th
- We ride on through Ballarat and on to Castlemaine,visiting a local Hotrod shop.
Friday October 27th
- Sees us riding back to Melbourne to return our bikes.
Saturday October 28th
- We enjoy the World Speedway Grand prix Final at Etihad Stadium.
Sunday October 29th
- We gather at Crown Casino to watch the Malaysian Moto GP from Sepang.
Monday October 30th
- Back to Tullamarine for flights home.


- All accommodation.
- Motorcycle rental up to 600cc, larger bikes are available for slightly more.
- Coach to Phillip Island and return with Moto GP General Admission ticket.
- Grandstand Ticket for Speedway GP.
- Complimentary T-shirt.


The Base price for the Tour is $2500 on a twin-share basis (Single rooms are available for an additional $1200).
Partners are welcome to join us for $1700.


A $1000 deposit, per person, is required by August 30th, balance will be due September 30th. Get in touch with us using the details on the Contact page for our banking details.

This will be another fantastic week! Book early to reserve your place! Please feel free to contact me for any special requests or variations, we are here to help.

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North to Alaska
to Jul 30

North to Alaska


Friday July 7th
- Arrive at Calgary, staying at the Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown (711 4th street SE, T2G
- Visit the Calgary Stampede and the North Nashville Music Arena
Saturday July 8th
- Visit the Calgary Stampede
- Staying at the Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown
Sunday July 9th
- Transfer to the Holiday Inn in Red Deer South (100km)
- Check out our motorcycles at Gasoline Alley next door and sort out paperwork
- Welcome dinner at the Holiday Inn
Monday July 10th
- Depart and ride through Saskatchewan River Crossing and on towards Jasper (430km)
- Staying the night at the Jasper East Cabins
Tuesday July 11th
- Explore Jasper township and nearby National Parks
- Staying the night again at the Jasper East Cabins
Wednesday July 12th
- Ride towards Prince George (380km)
- Staying the night at the Sandman Signature Hotel in Prince George
Thursday July 13th
- Ride towards Smithers (380km)
- Staying at the Sandman Hotel in Smithers
Friday July 14th
- Ride towards Hyder, Alaska (350km)
- Staying the night at The Ripley Creek Inn in Stewart
Saturday July 15th
- Visit Hyder, Alaska and view the Black Bears and the Salmon Stream
- Staying the night at the Ripley Creek Inn in Stewart
Sunday July 16th
- Return to Smithers (350km)
- Staying the night at the Sandman Hotel
Monday July 17th
- Ride to Prince George (380km)
- Staying the night at the Sandman Signature Hotel
Tuesday July 18th
- Ride to Cache Creek (450km)
- Staying the night at the Sandman Hotel
Wednesday July 19th
- Ride to Merritt and then travel on Highway 5A to Kamloops (250km)
- Staying the night at the Sandman Signature Hotel
Thursday July 20th
- Scenic tour of Kamloops
- Staying the night at the Sandman Hotel
Friday July 21st
- Travel to Kelowna, including a visit to the Hot Rod Shop (250km)
- Staying the night at the Sandman Hotel
Saturday July 22nd
- Exploring Kelowna township including BBQ at Gasoline Alley HD
- Staying the night at the Sandman Hotel
Sunday July 23rd
- Ride to Castlegar (310km)
- Staying at the Sandman Hotel
Monday July 24th
- Travel with bikes on the ferry across the river, then onto Cranbrook (280km)
- Staying at the Sandman Hotel
Tuesday July 25th
- Ride north via Radium Springs, then onto Banff (280km)
- Staying at the Douglas Fir Resort (525 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff)
Wednesday July 26th
- Banff discovery tour
- Staying at the Douglas Fir Resort
Thursday July 27th
- Ride back to Red Deer and return motorcycles in the afternoon (270km)
- Staying at the Holiday Inn with a farewell party!
Friday July 28th
- Transfer to Calgary for departures from Canada


- All accommodation
- 2017 Harley Davidson rental bikes including comprehensive insurance
- Calgary Stampede general admission tickets
- Welcome dinner at Red Deer Holiday Inn
- Lake Cruise near Jasper
- Glacier Skywalk tour
- Ice Explorer Walk
- Gondola at Banff
- Radium Hot Springs
- Visit to see the Black Bears in Alaska
- Back up vehicle and trailer for luggage and supplies


$17,900 per couple
$11,500 per single (twin share)
** Book early to receive $500 discount per person
** Early bird discount for those paying in full, has been extended to the 30/1/2017
** Extra 2 days optional before tour starts: $300 per night at the Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown


Get in touch with us using the details on the Contact page for our banking details.

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