Motorcycle Accessories - Ride Safe

Ride Safe

It pays to read the ‘Ride Safe’ guide before getting on your motorcycle rental.  For a start, a full and valid motorbike licence for your country of residence is required. If the licence is not in English, an International Driver’s Permit is also required, or an accurate translation. Read more here.


Ride Safe - Keep Left

Keep Left

We drive on the left-hand side of the road.

Ride Safe - Right of Way

Stop at the STOP signs

Keep to the speed limit and always stop at STOP signs

Ride Safe - Conditions

Observe recommended speeds

Always slow down to observe recommended speeds around bends and check for oncoming traffic on one-lane bridges.

Ride Safe - Speed Limit

Drive to the conditions

You’ll need to reduce your speed if it’s raining, icy, snowing, windy or if you’re in a roadworks area. Ask your accommodation provider if in doubt.

Ride Safe - Passing Lane

Use passing lanes to overtake

Overtake other vehicles only when it’s safe to do so. Use passing lanes whenever possible, and never cross a solid yellow line on your side of the centre line.

Ride Safe - Don't drive tired

Stay well-rested

Plan to drive for only 1 – 2 hours at a time, and take regular breaks during your journey to stretch your legs.

Ride Safe - Calculate Driving Time

Estimate your driving times

Driving in New Zealand can often take longer than expected due to our winding roads. For this reason, use the Driving Time and Distance Calculator or GPS to estimate driving times while planning your journey.

RIde Safe - No Drugs

Do not drink and drive

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a crime in New Zealand and strictly enforced by police, with severe penalties for offenders.

RIde Safe - No Drugs

Don’t use your mobile phone

It’s illegal to use a mobile phone while driving in New Zealand. If you need to make a call or send a text, pull over at a rest area or in a safe place.