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 7th year in 2018 are currently provisional so you can make your holiday plans to include Bike Week NZ number SEVEN in 2018! Registration information will be updated by end of June at the latest. 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 seventh annual Bike Week is scheduled to run between Saturday January 27th and Friday February 2nd 2018. It is followed by the Vincent County Rally (2-6 Feb) at Alexandra hosted by BRONZ Otago. FOR THE FIRST TIME, the Burt Munro Challenge will be held in February, and is the week after Bike Week. This allows those fortunate enough to take the time to attend three top South Island motorcycle events (all totally different) in just two weeks.
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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