New Zealand Tenere Tour 2020


Yamaha New Zealand is proud to announce our first-ever Yamaha New Zealand Ténéré Tour NZ 2020: Central Plateau 8th-11th October.

The Yamaha Ténéré Tour is about adventurers experiencing the limitless possibilities that New Zealand has to offer on two wheels. Open to Yamaha adventure riders with the following eligible Yamaha models: Ténéré 700.

Designed with the rebirth of the Ténéré 700 adventure bike in mind, as well as a variety of rider abilities, the route will include a mixture of private land, back country metal roads, riding along beaches, through river trails and along sealed roads, plus more of some of the best scenery New Zealand has to offer.

The Tour is designed to suit a wide range of rider abilities, from beginners to experienced adventure riders. It’s all about adventure and we are so excited to explore this beautiful part of New Zealand with you!

The 2020 Tour is going to take place in the Central Plateau region and will give riders an experience to remember. The tour will take you from the Great Lake, Taupo out to the golden sand of the East Coast, before navigating across the bottom of the Central Plateau mountains to reach the rugged untouched black sands of the West Coast. Riders will then traverse their way back through native bush and farmland – experiencing some of the most breath-taking views of pristine lakes that the Central Plateau has to offer.


Guides – We have world-class guides with local knowledge planning this tour. They will be able to share their experience and offer tips along the way. We also have great support staff, so that you can make the most of the experience.

Accommodation – Three nights premium accommodation from the 8th to the 11th of October.

Adventure riding – Three full days of epic adventure, with over 1000kms riding in the beautiful Central Plateau region.

Lead riders and GPS files – You just get on your Ténéré each morning and enjoy the adventure!

Dinner – Dinner is included every night, which will also include a special meet and greet dinner on the first night and a wrap-up dinner on the last night. *Alcohol is not included.

Videographer and photographer – We will have a photographer and videographer on the Tour, ready to capture all the epic moments!

Luggage support – We will have a Yamaha luggage truck, which will be carrying riders’ luggage between each destination, so you only need to carry what you require for the day.

Back-up vehicle and sweep support – A truck with a trailer will be following all riders each day, as well as sweep riders to support you and help where needed. A lot of the route is in remote regions with no mobile service, so the back-up vehicle will also carry a satellite phone.

Mechanic support- We will have Yamaha team mechanics ready to support you if you have any issues during the Tour.

Tyre support – We will have a tyre support service available for riders. If you want a new tyre put on, or want to get some assistance with your tyres, they will have you covered.

Parts support – Yamaha team mechanics will carry spare parts available for riders if they need them along the Tour.

Medic – The safety of our riders is our main priority on this Tour. There will be highly qualified first-aid personnel and equipment available throughout, as well as an emergency response plan.

Gift bag – You will receive a Yamaha gift bag with a few goodies to help you remember your adventure.


Adventure riding coaching day
From 4.00pm Rider check in Taupo
6.00pm Meet and greet dinner and riders’ info hand-out

After 7.30am Day 1 start time
After 3.30pm arrive back at Napier
6.30pm Dinner and ride info

After 7.30am Day 2 start time
After 3.30pm arrive at National Park
6.30pm Dinner and ride info

After 7.30am Day 3 start time
After 3.30pm arrive at Taupo


$2,490 + GST

SPOTS AVAILABLE Space is limited to 40 riders, plus support crew so that we can give you the best experience!

July 2020

We can’t wait to get the first-ever Yamaha Ténéré Tour 2020: Central Plateau underway and are really excited to share this adventure with you!

The Yamaha Ténéré Tour 2020, is managed by the team at Ben Townley Tours If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch by email at: or phone +6421543101