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Banks Peninsula Experience

Adventure Motorcycle Day Tours

Opening the eyes of the world to the beauty of Banks Peninsula

Hi Guys -Thanks for visiting, unfortunately we are not operating from Aug 2019 to Dec 2020 due to other commitments. Apologies but do keep us in mind after that. We do still have the bikes, gear & knowledge so if you are really desperate drop us a line and we may be able to assist.




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You Ride We Guide

Birdlings Flat.  A wild and beautiful village between Christchurch and Akaroa where Banks Peninsula meets the Pacific Ocean and Canterbury Plains . You can start your Adventure Motorcycle ride from here; Christchurch, or Akaroa; a unique French settlement nestled in a harbour from an extinct volcano.

Get out on our dual sport adventure bikes and explore the beauty of Banks Peninsula while blazing (or cruising) the trails on sealed and unsealed roads.

We provide the bikes, instruction, guidance and any kit you need, wherever you need it.

You can choose one of our guided tours (recommended, maximum of four bikes) or just hire a bike and head off on your own.  If you are coming to Akaroa by ship we have tours designed especially for you.

Off street parking available for your car, road bike or campervan.  Campervans welcome to park up for the night free.

You ride. We guide.  We look forward to hearing from you.


Guided Tours from Akaroa

Staying in Akaroa?  Come over the hill to see us or we can bring the bikes to you.

Visiting on a cruise ship?  Let us pick you up, show you the sights and deliver you back to the wharf.

Ride the great sealed and unsealed Banks Peninsula roads on one of our late model Suzuki DR650s, let us show you around.



Guided Tours from Birdlings Flat

Visiting Christchurch?  Got visitors?

You ride, we guide on the great sealed and unsealed roads Banks Peninsula has to offer.  Jump on one of our late model Suzukis and let us show you around.

Off street parking available for your car, road bike or campervan.






Youtube Page Operational

As the IT Dept (wife of the husband & wife team) learns new tricks we will keep you posted here.  Latest trick, we have created a Youtube page: Subscribe on there,and we will load the odd video as we produce them, another thing IT has as a work on!


Online booking and payment are here!

We have integrated our website with a new online booking provider, so we added Book Now buttons where you can go straight through to see what is available, make your bookings & pay deposit effortlessly (we hope).  New to us so any bugs happy to hear about them so we can correct it.  Apologies to all those funny fellows I know who used to delight in calling, putting on fake accents and pretending to want to make bookings.  You still can, will just cost you 20% deposit.

Where we are




Banks Peninsula Experience came about from dreams of what we really wanted to do with our days. We are a family of motorcycle enthusiasts, if we are not out riding the highways, we are riding off road together or more than likely having a family day at the race track with the race bikes.  With a passion for Banks Peninsula, having made it our home since 1999, what better to do then than running a home based adventure motorcycle hire business at Birdlings Flat.  Come ride the Peninsula with us, you won’t forget it in a hurry.