Bike Week NZ is a unique event on the calendar catering to motorcyclists with a sense of adventure and a thirst for fresh horizons.
The dates above for our 6th year in 2017 are now confirmed so you can make your holiday plans to include Bike Week NZ number SIX in 2017! Registration information will be updated very soon once we receive the meal prices from the new owners (Anna and Andy) of the Bannockburn Hotel who took over the Banny in June 2016. Work is also underway on getting guest speakers for next year – keep an eye on the speakers page and facebook which will be updated as soon as anything is confirmed.
Bannockburn is an historic old gold town in Central Otago, known better now for the brilliant Pinot’s produced by its many local winemakers. Called ‘The Heart of the Desert’ the small community nestles in hills overlooking the magnificent Kawarau River where it flows into the upper reaches of the Clyde Dam. Surrounded by often snow clad peaks Bannockburn is ideally situated to offer some of the very best road and off road riding in the world.
Bike Week will give you the opportunity to get into places on your adventure bike that you will never forget or to take part in road rides through spectacular Southern landscapes on the emptiest highways in the country.
The sixth annual Bike Week is scheduled to run between Saturday January 28th and Friday February 3rd 2017. It is followed by the Vincent County Rally (3-5 Feb) at Alexandra hosted by BRONZ Otago. This allows those fortunate enough to take the time to attend two top South Island rally events in just ten days.
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Base Camp will be the famous old Bannockburn Hotel.
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Camping and other accommodation will be available from Saturday through to Thursday inclusive. A new option for groups is available for the 2017 event. Please check out the accommodation tab for all options.
Video of the ride around Highlands Motorsport Park at Bike Week 2013