Check one off your bucket list and join Thunder Trike Tours for an exciting trip through Paihia, Bay of Islands, on a V8 Chevrolet Trike. Choose from five different tour choices.
Enjoy incredible thrills on a V8 350 Chevrolet Trike on a 30-minute and upto 2 hour trips departing from Paihia.
For those who like excitement, feel the sensation of freedom that comes with riding this beast without helmets (but complete with seatbelts) while taking in the gorgeous Bay of Islands. Visit Opua, a marina beach hamlet, Haruru Falls, and Waitangi Lookout and longer tours taking in Kawakawa and Russell for unforgettable experiences and spectacular vistas!
When you take a ride on the Thunder Trikes, you’ll want to continue riding for kilometres. They’ve been designed for comfort, and with a low centre of gravity, the bikes roll less and offer incredible cornering grip.
NO HELMETS ARE REQUIRED — our trikes are registered as convertible vehicles and are equipped with full seat belts. You can take pleasure in the wind on your face and the rush of excitement!
Unquestionably a bucket list experience. Summer is the best time to carry a light sweater, sunglasses, and a camera. in the Winter – pack a jacket and maybe a beanie, as well as sunglasses and a camera
A fantastic trip loaded with breathtaking vistas, fantastic picture possibilities, and adrenaline-pumping thrills. A must-do experience!
beginning at the Paihia I-Site and ending with Haruru Falls and Waitangi Lookout. Photographs taken from behind the handlebars with 180-degree perspectives!
A thrilling 30-minute trip on one of our two V8 Chevrolet Trikes to scenic Opua and its gleaming harbour, followed by photographs and even more adrenaline-pumping thrills along this amazing curving coastal route.
Beginning at the Paihia I-Site, weave your way through the beach community of Opua, then out to Haruru Waterfalls and on to Waitangi Lookout for a shot behind the handlebars with 180 degree views of the Bay of Islands. 60-minute duration
A picturesque one-hour tour of the Bay of Islands. Visit the picturesque Haruru Falls before continuing on to the spectacular Waitangi Lookout. After that, weave your way through to the picturesque port of Opua, followed by an exhilarating journey back to Paihia.
Take the 60-minute adrenaline ride — first to breathtaking port of Opua, then on the open road to Kawakawa, home to the iconic Hundertwasser toilets and vintage train. Photographic opportunity followed by a high-octane return to Paihia.
Experience the excitement and pleasure of riding a tricycle propelled by a V8 engine! As the Trike weaves its way to the charming beach hamlet of Opua.
From here, a 15-minute sprint through native vegetation, hills, and valleys takes us to old Kawakawa – site of the famed Hundertwasser toilets and vintage train. Additional photographs and a ten-minute pit stop are available. Reboard for an adrenaline-pumping ride back to Paihia.
N.B. This tour is not available in January
Depart Paihia and head out to Haruru Falls for a visual of the half-moon shaped waterfalls, then onto Waitangi Lookout for a 360-degree panoramic of the Bay and across to Russell.
From here we wind our way thru native bush on to Opua where we will catch the car ferry across to Okiato and head onto Russell – the first settlement in New Zealand.
We will explore historic Russell – passing the oldest Church in NZ (complete with musket holes) Experience the breath-taking views from Russell and learn a little local history.
Photo opportunities behind the handle bars of the big Trike. Finish with a meander thru the township where you have the opportunity to depart the trike and further explore or dine in
Russell at your leisure (returning by passenger ferry to Paihia) or sit back and enjoy the ride back to Paihia on your Trike.
Trip Advisor Reviews:
“GOTTA LOVE THIS!!!”
WOW a totally new awesome experience in Paihia…did it twice! We have been coming here for 20 years and this ride is long overdue.
Young , old or crazy middle aged like us and this is total freedom….totally worth the money and felt like hours !
We hope these people do really well as we booked for holiday again next year and will definitely do this again just for the pure fun,exhilaration and rush!!!!
Stunning bike, beautifully loved and kept and totally safe…..keep up the awesome work guys…best Lyle, Gail and kids
We would highly recommend doing this tour-it is brilliant fun and so different!
This was one of our highlights of our time in Paihia.
Mark was a great tour guide and after zooming off slowed down now and then to give us the important local information.
“JUST A BUZZ!”
We booked this tour after seeing it in the centre of Paihia , and thought it looked fab , believe me it was , mid 50s women , never ridden bikes or intend too but what a blast , don’t bother with you hair it will look a mess !! , but the view and the speed of the bike was something else, we truly wished we had booked the hour tour , just do it, thank you so much matt ( hope I’ve remembered your name felt totally safe xx