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Frequently asked questions

For any questions not addressed below, please contact hello@tutira.com.

Do I need to be an experienced motorbike rider in order to join? 

No experience is required. Our electric motorbikes are easy to ride and our guide will make sure you are comfortable and confident behind the handlebars before heading off.

Is there a minimum age or licence requirement?

We require all guests to be at least 16 years old and hold, at a minimum, a valid Learner driver's licence or international equivalent. While all of our experiences take place on private land, knowing the basics of how to handle a vehicle is important.

When can I go?

Experiences run between October and May. Our high country stations can be a bit cold in the winter and longer daylight hours in the summer and shoulder seasons means greater exploration is possible in these months.

What meals are provided?

Our experiences are inclusive of all meals. Guests typically arrive for lunch on day one and depart after morning tea on day three. We provide all meals and drinks during the experience using local chefs and as much local produce as possible. We can cater to most dietary requirements. 

What equipment will I need to bring? 

All equipment and safety gear is provided, including gloves and helmets. We ask guests to bring two pairs of sturdy shoes and a waterproof jacket. We always recommend guests pack warm Merino base layers, just like our woolly residents. 

How do you keep riders safe?

Tūtira experiences are run in high-country environments which do contain hazards. We manage risks by having top-notch safety gear, having the right safety procedures and measures in place, and providing detailed safety briefings to all guests before they head off on their guided excursion. 

How do I book? 

We like to get to know our guests and handle every booking personally. If you’d like to make a booking please submit a booking enquiry or contact us at hello@tutira.com.

What does it mean to be climate positive?

Being climate positive means our experiences have a net positive impact on the environment. We think tourism experiences should actively help restore and protect the nature we all love and we're committed playing our part. We do this by reducing our emissions where we can and offsetting 200% of our remaining emissions through certified native rainforest restoration projects in New Zealand. 

Is Tūtira a Māori organisation?

Tūtira is not a Māori-led organisation. We have chosen a te reo Māori term to represent our organisation because we believe it speaks to our purpose of bringing people together to reconnect with nature, history and heritage. We place a high importance on recognising tangata whenua and the long Māori history present in each of our experience locations, and we welcome the guidance and partnership of iwi. See our About us page or contact us by email at hello@tutira.com to learn more.

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