Is the sidecar safe?

Extremely safe. Your tour host is a certified professional riding instructor and coach who is licensed to carry passengers. He also takes pride in designing tour experiences that avoid the hustle and bustle of motorways.


How many guests can tour together?

Three guests + your host. Two guests in the sidecar and one guest on the pillion seat of the motorcycle.


What should I wear?

Comfortable clothes that cover your arms and legs. Helmets and eyewear are provided, and a rain proof jacket / poncho will be provided if needed.


What’s the cancellation and refund policy?

Full refunds are issued for cancellations up to 24 hours before the start of your tour.
No refunds are issued for cancellation less than 24 hours before the start of your tour.


What’s the youngest age for guests?

Guests must be able to put their feet on the floor of the sidecar and / or place their feet on the footrests of the motorcycle if riding on the pillion seat.


What if it rains?

If there’s heavy rain on the day of your tour we’ll offer you a new tour date or keep you dry and warm with fully waterproof clothing.


Are there any creature comforts in the sidecar?

Yes, each helmet is equipped with a bluetooth headset so you can talk to other guests (or your host) using the intercom. Alternatively, you can sit back and relax and listen to your favourite music streamed through the speakers of your helmet. The sidecar is also equipped with it’s own power charging socket (5 volt USB / 12 volt adapter). If you need an extra layer then we’ll be happy to oblige with a warm blanket.


What is the weight limit?

135kg for the sidecar seats and 120kg for the motorcycle pillion seat.


Can I bring my pooch?

Absolutely! Or if you don’t own a furry friend then you’re most welcome to ride along with ‘Reggie’ our very own Shitzu (he’s very friendly).


Can I book the sidecar for a special event or a customised tour?

Absolutely, to discuss your requirements please email us at team@nzsidecartours.com or call ÷64 (0)21 664483.