New Zealand Self Drive Tours

Join First Light Travel on a wonderful New Zealand self drive tour

How to organize your perfect New Zealand self drive Tour.

Planning a New Zealand self drive tour or holiday is not as daunting as you might expect. It can actually be extremely fulfilling, not least because of the flexibility and freedom it offers to reach places you might not otherwise have thought to explore, but also the opportunity for serendipitous interaction with friendly locals. Our main tourist routes are generally of a high standard with the main roads tar sealed and traffic on the road is pleasantly light - all the more reason to embark on a New Zealand self drive tour.

You can now have a New Zealand self drive holiday that not only surpasses your expectations, but eliminates all of the guesswork - Better still, this service is absolutely free when you book with us. FIRST LIGHT TRAVEL is your gateway to a great New Zealand traveling experience! We have an extraordinary selection of adventure and sightseeing experiences, unique small group tours, and New Zealand self drive holiday itineraries.


To get started

  1. Browse our New Zealand self drive tour 'Categories' below - we are sure there will be something of interest. Or browse through our full range of suggested New Zealand self drive holidays - there are limitless options for routes and activities, but to give you some ideas there are also some classic New Zealand touring routes which we've included on our itineraries page.
  2. Complete our online enquiry form - tell us about your preferred travel plans. If you don't have much of an idea then we'll send through some suggestions. But if you do, the more you can tell us about your plans the better will be our response.
  3. We’ll email you a suggested itinerary based on the information you provided us. For an example of what this may look like, click here.
  4. Provide us with your feedback - the suggested itinerary is just that - a suggestion - and this is your holiday to customise as you please. Let us know what you think and we can customise it to suit.
  5. We’ll send through a quote based on the agreed itinerary.
  6. Book - Once you’re happy with the itinerary and the quote you’re ready to book, and once you’ve booked we’ll send through an updated itinerary with all the key information like maps, directions, etc.

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New Zealand Self Drive Tour Itineraries

New Zealand Self Drive ToursIf you are considering touring New Zealand in a car or motorhome, ask about our touring packages and rates. Our itinerary planning services are 100% free with absolutely no obligation! We are the only New Zealand travel agency with Enigma, a powerful system that houses over 20,000 hand picked products and New Zealand tours. Enigma supports the expertise of our travel consultants, enabling them to deliver brochure-quality New Zealand Self drive holiday proposals with instant and comprehensive quotes and in-depth daily itineraries within 24 hours of your enquiry.


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New Zealand Motor Homes

People Enjoying New Zealand Self Drive ToursIf you’re looking for touring freedom, you just can’t beat a motorhome on the open roads in New Zealand. There are various options available - from budget 2 person RVs through to fully equipped 6 berth camper vans. Most have their own shower, toilet and kitchenette, plus a dining area and plenty of storage space. Perfect for a New Zealand self drive holiday, a modern motor home gives you all the conveniences and comforts of home, but allows you to experience New Zealand’s great outdoors when and where you want to. Talk to our friendly team and we will help you determine whether this type of holiday is suitable for you.

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Our New Zealand Car Hire Selection

New Zealand self drive Itinerary PlanningThere are plenty of different shapes and sizes of vehicles available and we've got one for every budget, all perfect to cruise the high or back roads on a New Zealand self drive holiday.

We have enjoyed a 12-year working relationship with our hire car providers and guarantee they are the best in the business, in terms of vehicle comfort, safety quality, sustainability and above all, outstanding operational reliability.

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