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Honda Goldwing and Sidecar Tours – unique sightseeing tours of Akaroa and Banks Peninsula

2 or 3 people (subject to fit)

A tour with A Classic Ride Honda GoldWing and Sidecar Tours Akaroa is a unique way to view the dramatic landscapes of Akaroa and Banks Peninsula via the Summit Rd, Akaroa village and Onuku Marae.  Richard knows all the safe and scenic spots to stop for the photographs. Our routes have been carefully planned to give passengers the best views. There is no other GoldWing and Sidecar tour in New Zealand.

  • Limited numbers per day. Max 10 tours.
  • Unique sightseeing and photography
  • 1/2hr to full day classic or custom tours
  • Sidecar can take 2 small-med adults/children or 1 large approx 120kg max in sidecar
  • Pillion seat is self contained. i.e. it has its own hand grips & footrests & the driver’s seat back means you aren’t up close & personal.
  • Pricing for 1 or 2 adults. For 1 pillion & 2 in sidecar please enquire
  • Helmets with disposable hair protectors, and warm clothing are provided.
  • Please be ready 10 minutes before departure time & don’t forget your camera.
  • On the days cruise ships are in Akaroa Harbour you can find Richard at the taxi stand on Beach Rd beside the Akaroa Village Inn, opposite the end of the Main Wharf, Akaroa.
  • Book online now to guarantee a time. Or email with any questions.


1928 Vintage car

Richard purchased the 1928 Model A Ford when he was a teenager. After moving to Robinson’s Bay in 2001 we had the vintage car restored.  Richard and the Model A are certified for passenger carriage. The Model A and driver can be hired for weddings with a two hour minimum. He always arrives early at no extra charge. This can be booked online or by invoice which will be emailed (payment NZ bank accounts or by credit card only) The Model A vintage car has featured in several wedding videos and photos around the Akaroa Harbour. It is immaculate & polished to perfection and can take 2 or 3 people as well as the driver. To accommodate the wedding dress the front seat can be removed easily. To enquire about bookings and pricing email sue@matuagardens.co.nz

  • 2 hour minimum non refundable
  • driver always arrives 15 minutes early (no charge)
  • ribbons supplied
  • driver in period suit
  • 2 or 3 passengers
  • Book online or request an invoice
  • check out accommodation and car combo specials at Matua Gardens Retreat


Akaroa Rental Cars

Nissan Murano for daily car rental from Akaroa. 5 adult passenger (including driver). Ideal for independent cruise passengers  and visitors to Akaroa. Hire with or without driver.

  • leather seats 5 seat premium quality rental
  • sunroof and air-con
  • optional 4WD
  • Children under 7 years of age must have a suitable car seat. Please enquire for cost and availability before booking.
  • economical (average fuel use per day $45-$65)
  • go places the bus trips don’t (average cost $50-65pp for 5pax up to 8 hrs includes fuel & GPS)
  • stop when and where you like for as long as you like
  • Book online deposit only. Balance payable on hire. (insurance included. Excess applies in event of accident)
  • Terms and Conditions apply (these will be emailed upon enquiry and booking) including valid drivers licence for NZ check here
  • Handy hints and tips in your language click here  for NZ driving click here and for the road rules and code click here