Westport, New Zealand
Wheels 2 Ride is a Westport ( New Zealand) based motorcycle hire company.
We are a small company focused on providing the perfect motorcycle experience here on the Westcoast of New Zealand.
While we are happy for our motorcycles to be used for longer hires and tours, we are primarily aiming at those who would like a short break a world away from their usual and everyday lives.
Westport is the gateway to the Buller region which is in the northern west coast of the south Island.
So whats so special about the west coast especially from the perspective of a motorcylist?
Top of the list would have to be the amazing coast road which winds its way along our stunning coast between Westport and Greymouth. This ride is considered to be, by many pundits, one of the top ten motorcycle rides in the world. We agree. There has never been a time when we haven’t enjoyed that trip, rain or shine. It is always amazing, with plenty of places to stop and visit along the way, notably, Punikaiki and the unique pancake rocks. There are also activities to be enjoyed from gold panning to underworld rafting.
A comfortable days ride could take you from Westport, down the coast road, through Greymouth and Hokitika all the way to Glacier country. Well worth at least an overnight stop. There is loads to see and do. Scenic flights, hot springs, lagoon kayaking to mention just a few of the possibilities.
There are other short break excursions that can begin and end in Westport, heading north, or inland. We promise you will not be disappointed in our stunning scenery, awesome roads, and lets not forget, kiwi hospitality wherever you decide to go.
Sounds Air provide direct flights from Wellington several times a day which makes us pretty accessible even though we are, by comparison to other areas of New Zealand, quite isolated by mountains.
Let us help you plan a unique short break (or longer tour). We can recommend and book accommodation. We can meet you at Westport airport and transfer you to your accommodation (and return transfer).
We are also more than happy to transport your motorcycle and meet you at any of the other westcoast airports (Greymouth and Hokitika) or in Nelson which is the nearest city airport to us.
We use Kawasaki Versys 650 motorcycles. They are less than a year old. We chose these motorcycles as they are very well suited to our roads. They are fitted with crash bars and hand guards. They have heated grips for winter riding and an accessory socket. These motorcycles have ample performance, fuel economy and they are comfortable for extended rides. They handle well and have good weather protection.
They are fitted with detatchable and lockable Givi top box and side panniers.
Worth a look are these websites listed, which will tell you more about our amazing region and country
We are very pleased to be able to offer motorcycle hire from the beginning December 2016. We wish to invite motorcyclists to experience the beautiful Buller and Westcoast in the best way possible.
In addition to our Motorcycle we can also provide motorcycle rider training and assessment
through our parent company, Roadcraft NZ.