Bikepacking New Zealand


Well I’m Pete

From Northland New Zealand and now living in Taupo for over 10 years.

I started Mountain Biking in about 1985, started cycle touring in 1987.


After riding in my 1st Kiwi Brevet in 2015 and making lots of mistakes (sending home Kg’s of spare gear, trying to keep up with faster riders etc.) I got talking to a number of people about Bikepacking in NZ and this ended up with myself starting the facebook group Bikepacking New Zealand.

Now with the group growing to almost 4K!

I feel it’s time to start this website, in order to provide more information, content and resources. I am going to continue posting with stories from people bikepacking around NZ, any bikepacking adventures the community has had, Kiwis Bike Packing overseas, routes and helpful hints for short over nighters to longer trips around NZ and much more. I also have a youtube channel in the works where I will be posting videos and a podcast with interviews of Bike Packers and their adventures around the globe. Check out Bike Packing New Zealand’s social media pages above. Plus we will have a Calendar on upcoming Events, Bikepacking evenings etc.

The Bikepacking New Zealand website is about we. If you would like to write about your epic bikepacking adventure, a short overnight campout, or your Bikepacking setup then please email me with a few photo’s and an article and I’ll post it here. I can post it totally anonymously if you would like so please just let me know.


PS. Please excuse the bad grammar and spelling form all PG postings

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