We had the holiday of a lifetime: Christmas in Singapore, New Year in Australia and most importantly 2 fabulous weeks in New Zealand. Whilst the weather was a little cooler than normal for January, the sights, sounds and vibrancy of South Island more than made up for it. The Triumph was ready and waiting for us, and the guys at Te Waipounamu motorcycles were helpful and friendly beyond expectations. We covered rising 3,000km of trouble free, spectacular miles and grew very attached to the little Tiger.
Our accommodation was wonderful, but special note has to go to the distillery homestead in the Cardrona valley. The views were stunning and the welcome warm and genuine. Over a very nice bottle of wine, we talked about bikes, the Islands, Christchurch (where they used to live) and everything in between. At the end of a very wet day’s riding this was very special.
Would we go back? Yes. Definitely.