2015/2016 Absolutely superb service from New Zealand Motorcycle Adventures. Very professional and at the same time, friendly and helpful. Daniel kept us well informed on progress and timings. Cradle system used for shipping is great - makes packing, shipping and unpacking of bike and luggage simple, safe and straight forward. Daniel picked us up at Auckland Airport and took us to the warehouse to collect our bike then on to a test station for Warrant of Fitness test and registration. Probably less than 90 minutes and we were on our way. The pricing system is clear, simple and very reasonable. I would recommend New Zealand Motorcycle Adventures to anyone thinking of touring New Zealand.
July 2013 - February 2014: London to New Zealand overland. My girlfriend and I completed an overland motorcycle journey from our flat in north London to Milford Sound, New Zealand (in the South Island). Daniel handled the very last leg of the journey for us, shipping the bike out of Auckland back to London. It was the easiest freight leg of our entire journey. All we had to do was stamp our carnet at customs and hand over the bike and luggage to the depot near Auckland airport. That's it! Like checking your luggage, or posting a parcel, it could not have possibly been any simpler. About 2 months later Daniel arrived at my doorstep in London in his van and delivered the bike and all my luggage in immaculate condition. We could not have wished for a better service.
I can not speak highly enough of the service that I received. They made everything so easy. At times I was sure I had missed something but no they had taken care of everything. It was so nice to be able to arrive in London and know the bike was waiting for me. Then after our trip drop it off knowing it was in good hands. Best of all, they are easy to do business with. They kept me up to date at all times with where the bike was and they looked after it as if it was their own. They are experienced and they had good advice. I would have no hesitation in using them again (actually I can't wait to use them again as it means we are off on another adventure).
I was very lucky to hear about this business when I was planning a 2 month trip to meet my daughter in her new home half way around the world in late 2012. The last shipment for the winter/summer was leaving in about 9 days, so after a very quick decision Daniel was very helpful with shipping my bike to New Zealand and back to the UK. The bike left the UK on the 15th October and arrived Auckland about the 4th December. Daniel then arranged to have the bike delivered to my daughters house to await my arrival. Port storage can be very costly.It was wonderful to have my bike there with the panniers and all our bike gear and helmets in perfect condition. Hint don’t leave damp leather gloves in sealed panniers through the tropics!
Just had to connect the battery then start-up and ride to the nearest testing center and get a NZ Warrant of Fitness (WOF) and NZ tourist registration (this is included in the cost of shipping my bike return to NZ). Insurance is optional but a good comprehensive policy including breakdown was cheap and gave a great peace of mind.
Anyway, the main act was the riding on New Zealand’s fantastic roads away from the main cities with so little traffic and the most stunning scenery with mostly excellent weather in the summer months. It was really great to do it on my own machine. The cost of renting a decent bike in the prime months in New Zealand is very high as we found out on a previous visit so it was great to ride on my own bike in what I think is the best country in the world. It all has to end sometime and all I had to do was clean the bike very well again, disconnect the battery and leave it for a courier to collect the bike and deliver it back to the Auckland depot.
Fast forward 2 months and the bike is delivered back in perfect condition but needing 2 tyres very urgently. They were quite expensive in NZ compared to here. I cannot recommend more that you ride NZ and if you have the time to see what it has to offer you will be in awe of the beauty and contrasts of the countryside. Daniel looked after all the shipping arrangements with so much expertise and attention to detail that made probably the best holiday ever.