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About Us

Ultimate Adventure Moto NZ Ltd is the leading adventure motorcycle tour operator in New Zealand, specialising in off-road motorcycle tours that take riders on thrilling journeys through the stunning backcountry landscapes of this beautiful country.

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Who Are We?

Born out of a passion for dual sport adventure riding in the remote South Island back country, our company was founded with the vision of sharing the breath-taking natural beauty of New Zealand with motorcycle enthusiasts and adventure seekers from around the world.


What sets us apart is our dedication to providing exceptional customer experiences. We take great pride in providing epic tour routes, the best motorcycles, quality accommodation, and exceptional guides leading and managing our tours.


We exclusively use KTM motorcycles which are the proven weapon of choice for the terrain encountered on our tours. Quite simply the KTM’s are the best and most capable adventure motorcycles in the world for this type of riding, why would we accept anything less!  All bikes are meticulously maintained, checked and serviced before every tour.
 

Our team of experienced and knowledgeable guides are passionate about sharing their love for riding and their extensive knowledge of New Zealand's backcountry. They are experts in showcasing our epic scenic routes, off-the-beaten-path trails, and hidden gems, ensuring that every tour is filled with awe-inspiring landscapes and unforgettable moments.

 

Our accommodation partners are hand picked to provide top quality facilities and a relaxing rest after an exhilarating days riding.


Safety of our guests is our utmost priority, and we strive to create a secure environment for all our riders. Our guides are trained in first aid and have extensive experience in navigating the diverse terrain experienced on our tours. We provide comprehensive safety briefings before each tour and offer support throughout the trip, ensuring that our riders have a safe and enjoyable experience. 


Beyond the tours themselves, we are committed to sustainability and environmental responsibility. We believe in preserving the pristine landscapes and unique ecosystems of New Zealand for future generations to enjoy. We adhere to responsible tourism practices, promoting eco-friendly behaviours and respecting the environment and local communities we encounter during our tours.


At Ultimate Adventure Moto NZ Ltd, we are dedicated to providing exceptional experiences that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Get ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime and discover the hidden wonders of New Zealand's backcountry with us.

Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to riding with you soon…

Meet The Team

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Steve Gillies

Founder / General Manager / Lead Guide

 

Steve is the founder and owner of Ultimate Adventure Moto NZ. He is deeply passionate about the New Zealand outdoors and riding in our unique back-country landscapes.

 

Steve's leadership and experience have earned him respect in the adventure riding community, and he cherishes the connections forged on the epic adventure rides and events he has participated in, and run in the past.

 

With guest satisfaction and safety at the forefront of everything he does, Steve ensures that every tour is meticulously planned, organised, and well-supported to ensure you will have the ultimate adventure experience.

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Alex Bicheno

Lead Guide

 

Alex will make you feel extremely welcome from the moment you meet him. His contagious enthusiasm and sense of humour will have you smiling from ear to ear.

 

He is an experienced rider, enduro and adventure riding being his main passion. Alex is first aid trained including CPR and specialised Outdoor First Aid making him an asset in emergency situations.

 

Alex loves helping people, ensuring they get the most from these incredible adventure rides. He will do everything in his power to ensure you have the experience of a lifetime on one of our trips. You’re in very good hands.

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Rob Kerber

Media Expert ​ / Guide

They say adventure runs in his veins — Rob left Germany to explore Australia, Thailand, Nepal, and eventually found a home in the picturesque landscapes of New Zealand. 

 

His heart beats for adventure riding combined with photography and his thrive on revealing the unparalleled beauty of New Zealand's terrain to fellow riders. 

 

Always with a camera in hand, his love for motorcycle photography weaves effortlessly with his passion for motorcycles. He achieved a special position as the main photographer for KTM and Husqvarna Rallies in New Zealand and Australia. This role lets him catch the spirit of adventure in each photo, highlighting the strong will, determination and camaraderie that define these events. 

 

Embark on an unforgettable expedition alongside Rob, as he will lead you through the breathtaking landscapes, sharing the hidden marvels of the country on two wheels.
 

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Rob Menzies

Assistant Manager / Guide

 

Rob is an enthusiastic and pivotal member of the Ultimate Adventure Moto family. As our Assistant Manager, Rob brings a wealth of customer service and management expertise, ensuring exceptional customer experiences.

With a background in automotive engineering and a lifelong passion for motorcycling, Rob takes pride in overseeing the meticulous preparation and presentation of our bike fleet.

Also emerging from a successful career in the Police, Rob remains calm, composed, and reassuring in any situation and guarantees your utmost confidence whilst in his hands.

As one of our friendly tour guides, Rob's contagious enthusiasm and genuine excitement for adventure riding will make your journey truly unforgettable.

"My biggest reward is sharing this passion and creating lasting memories with you. I can't wait to see you out there, getting amongst it, on an ultimate adventure together."

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Brad Stark

Lead Guide

 

Meet Brad, a true motorcycle enthusiast who has been captivated by the two-wheeled world since childhood. With a strong background in off-road racing, specializing in cross country and enduro, and an insatiable passion for adventure riding, Brad brings a unique blend of skill, expertise, and unwavering dedication to every expedition.

 

Having conquered challenging terrains in racing and explored remote landscapes on adventure rides, Brad thrives on pushing boundaries and embracing the thrill of the ride. Safety is paramount, and Brad's experience ensures a keen eye for bike mechanics and rider well-being, ensuring an unforgettable journey for every participant.

 

Join Brad for an extraordinary motorcycle tour where the spirit of racing merges with the joy of adventure riding. Embark on an epic journey, soak in breathtaking scenery, and ignite your passion for adventure under Brad's expert guidance. Get ready for an unforgettable experience!

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Ant Rountree

Guide 

 

Ant has had a passion for bikes since the age of 10, racing Motocross and Cross Country. Representing the North Island 3 times in Motocross in the late 1990s. He’s still lucky enough to be racing Motocross now and enjoys riding with his sons.
 

The past few years his Adventure Riding love has grown, and he is looking forward to taking you on an adventure of a life time. Ant is excited to be part of the team.


New Zealand has some amazing scenery, from testing yourself on bush tracks, creek crossings to enjoying flowing gravel roads. Ant is here to help guide you through these bucket list adventures.
 

He has great people skills and loves seeing a smile on your face, he looks forward to meeting you soon.

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