About Us

Bike Adventure New Zealand (BANZ) - since 1993

BANZYes, correct - Bike Adventure New Zealand (BANZ) has organised and led motorbike adventure holidays since 1993. We are professionally trained and leading motorbike tours has become our passion. Yvonne is a Swiss-qualified chef and her camp kitchen is famous for healthy nutritious dinners. Kurt is motorcycling mad with almost 35,000km annually and is also a Swiss-trained mechanic. We are proud of our occupation and of our knowledge of New Zealand and hope that, through our conscientious tour preparation and extensive know-how, you are free to really enjoy yourself.

Comfort and security with our 4WD back-up vehicle

Our motorcycles, the Yamaha XT 600E Enduro, are easy to handle and are reliable bikes. They offer you the best of both worlds off road or on windy sealed roads. We attach great importance to comfort and security. Our 4WD back-up vehicle is part of it. It accompanies all of the tours, transporting all the luggage, camping gear, spare parts, etc, to guarantee you the unencumbered benefit of your most beautiful days. We are very proud, each year, to provide readers trips for the largest Swiss motorcycle magazine (MSS).

BANZ - better tours

Kurt and YvonneIn the morning the route will be discussed in a briefing so we all know our meeting points for the day and for our evening accommodation. Everyone can then ride at their own pace and chose their own stops. Bikers are individualists and we take that into consideration. Small groups (5-10 motorcycles) and appropriate daily stages enable us to deal with your desires and ideas. On our camping tours there will be a hearty breakfast and a tasty nutritious dinner catered by our BANZ bush kitchen. Our overnight stays will be predominantly at comfortable camping sites and riders each have tent of their own. All camping equipment is provided.

Naturally, we have allowed enough free time to do other things than riding such as jet boating, bungy jumping, bush walks, sightseeing, or to simply relax.

For us motorcycle touring means wanting to explore and make new discoveries - to live out our spirit of adventure.

We look forward to welcoming you to New Zealand.

See you soon.
Kurt Binder & Yvonne Gloor   Yvonne + Kurt