Thursday, October 7, 2010



Big blue skies and incomparable high country tracks are calling riders to the 2011 Yamaha Safari in New Zealand’s South Island.

Several Aussie magazines have labeled the Safari the finest adventure of its type and it’s no wonder the Safari, set for January 15 to 17, is already attracting interest from overseas riders.

The Yamaha Lakes & Mountains Safari is based in the McKenzie alpine plateau about four hours south-west of Christchurch. The plateau delivers very dry and warm summer riding. With trails running right up to 6,000 feet, the views of the Southern Alps are astounding.

The three-day Safari moves camp each night to make the most of fresh riding opportunities.

“Using different venues for three of the nights allows us to expand the terrain covered and avoid doubling back as much,” says organiser Mike Britton of Britton Adventures.

At each change of venue the riders’ gear will be transported to the night’s accommodation.

This will be the 14th running of the event, easily the longest running and most comprehensive multi-day Adventure in NZ. The standard Yamaha Safari package includes four nights quality hotel accommodation plus all meals, comprehensive route sheets, land access, event back-up and luggage transport.

Confined to mainly firm and dry 4x4 width tracks, the Safari is suitable for road-legal dual-purpose bikes of all brands, shapes and sizes, from 200cc trail bikes to 1300cc world-tourers. The base route is big-bike friendly, with optional by-passes to reduce distance. There are also more technical, optional, trail sections for the fitter riders and more off road oriented bikes.
Entry forms are now available on the Britton Motorcycle Adventures website at while hire bikes are available ex Christchurch from

For more information on this release contact Mike Britton on +64 7 855 6132.

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