Jono and passenger on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown
Who we are
Side By Side Tours was created as by two long-standing, tourism Directors in Queenstown. Jono Gardner is the face of the business, with extensive local and regional knowledge of Queenstown and the Southern Lakes region.
Jono has more transport licenses than anyone else we know! Coupled with a squeaky clean driver's license and a charming manner, he gives a fully-guided adventure tourism experience and provides a safe and exhilarating mode of travel around the beautiful Queenstown region.
The sidecars are Russian Ural motorcycles, the maker of heavy sidecar motorcycles. In 1940, the Soviet Union acquired the design and production techniques for BMW R71 motorcycles and sidecars and the first M-72 model was finished in 1941. The Ural Sidecar factory was born in the midst of the Siberian winter in 1941 and still manufactures sidecars today.
Side by Sidecar Tours
Fast forward to 2016 and the sidecars are our alternative method of transport around Queenstown. We imported two new sidecars from Russia with the sole purpose of offering unique tourist activity in Queenstown. Our guided tours showcase some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand to tourists and locals alike, wanting adventure of a different kind.
Happy sidecar passenger! Stopping for obscenely good sticky buns at Provisions Bakery, Arrowtown.
Sidecar touring at dusk, Lake Hayes, Arrowtown.