By combining home-grown kiwi expertise with valuable guest feedback, we have carefully crafted a range of New Zealand self drive tour itineraries. Select from a variety of flexible driving routes, time frames and tour themes to experience your dream Aotearoa/New Zealand vacation. And, if you want something a bit more custom, we can tailor your own unique itinerary. With over 80 self drive itineraries to choose from, your NZ road trip of a lifetime starts here!

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South Island
4, 5 Star & Lodge Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown
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This sophisticated all-season town enjoys the best of both worlds offering bespoke and authentic luxury experiences in beautifully natural settings hosted by our warm and welcoming people. Here is a suggested five days in Queenstown that won't disappoint!

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From $3598
per person twin share
Provider
Location
North Island
Dorm Share - Can Upgrade
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

We believe the 7 day North Island mounting biking self-guided tour will impress even the most ardent of bikers. Experience incredibly scenic trails in remote wilderness area's- a diverse skill-set is required.

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Price on Application
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Location
South Island
4 Star Hotel
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Picturesque views, endless snow-capped mountains and world-class resorts – a skier’s paradise! Let your hair down in New Zealand's adventure capital. Cruise Milford Sound, take a gondola ride for panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and get your adrenaline pumping on a jet boat ride, all with spectacular scenic backdrops.

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Price on Application
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Location
South Island
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily

New Zealand is a small island nation, with a fascinating history. This self drive itinerary embraces the heritage and culture of New Zealand's South Island. Historic accommodations have been selected to provide a sense of place, and the landmark locations that celebrate the architecture, art, history and culture of New Zealand are included in this itinerary.

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From $1173
per person twin share
Provider
Location
North Island
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Short on time, but want to maximize your experience in New Zealand's North Island, without going over the top, leaving you breathless at the end of your journey, we created the Quick Fix New Zealand North Island Tour allowing you to see and do those iconic New Zealand sight seeing and activities that the North Island is famed for - the MUST-DOs.

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From $1247
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
3, 4.5 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Short of time but want to maximize your experience in New Zealand's South Island, well without going over the top and leaving you breathless at the end of your journey, we have compiled a couple of New Zealand Short Break self-drive itineraries that allow you to see and do those iconic New Zealand site-seeing and activities New Zealand is famed for - the Must-dos.

BEST OF THE SOUTH IN 7 DAYS

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From $1950
per person twin share
Provider
Location
North Island
A Range of Accommodation see Itinerary
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

For those looking to taste some of the best New Zealand scuba diving without driving for hours to get from dive site to dive site then this New Zealand Dive Tour is perfect. The Northland Dive Adventure visits all the great dive locations on the upper North Island like the Poor Knights marine reserve, the fantastic Cape Brett and various sites in the Bay of Islands.

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From $2595
per person twin share
Provider
Location
North Island
4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

This 8 day North Island tour is rich with culture and experiences. Including a visit to the Tamaki Family Marae in Rotorua, Waitomo’s famous Glowworm Grotto, an exploration cruise on the blue waters of the Bay of Islands. Staying in an excellent range of 4 star hotels.

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From $1645
per person twin share
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Short of time but want to maximize your experience in New Zealand, well without going over the top and leaving you breathless at the end of your journey, we have compiled a New Zealand North & South Island Tour that allows you to see and do iconic New Zealand site-seeing and activities that New Zealand is famed for - the MUST-DOs.

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From $1665
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
3 to 4.5 Star
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
Departs Daily

The New Zealand Winter Family Holiday is designed for family fun, with an interesting array of activities and experiences to keep your kids engaged, while also keeping it enjoyable for parents. Family adventures both off and on the snow that have been tried and tested for years by own children. 

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From $1704
per person Two Adults + 2 kids under 14yrs
Provider
Location
North Island
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Wellington
Next Departure
Departs Daily

New Zealand is a small island nation, with a fascinating history.This self drive itinerary embraces the heritage and culture of New Zealand's North Island. Historic accommodations have been selected to provide a sense of place, and the landmark locations that celebrate the architecture, art,  history and culture of New Zealand are included in this itinerary.

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From $1797
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily

It took two years to film the LoTR trilogy, but many millions of years to build the sets.....This 7 Day LoTR New Zealand Self Drive Itinerary gets you up close and personal with the grand landscapes that inspired Director Peter Jackson to make the majority of the Trilogy in New Zealand's South.

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From $1840
per person twin share
Provider
Location
North Island
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Here is a self drive holiday that makes you feel like you have really had a holiday – no rushing around on this itinerary. Enjoy exceptional scenery, stunning beaches and experience New Zealand great outdoors with easygoing relaxed adventures. Plenty of 2 or 3 night stays in one location ensuring you will return home revived.

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From $1852
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Just relax and enjoy, feel like you have really had a holiday – no rushing around on this itinerary. The South Island Relaxing Journey is designed for those needing space and relaxation. Enjoy exceptional scenery, stunning lakes, wild rivers and our remote Southern Alps.

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From $2802
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Routeburn and Milford Tracks, Glaciers & More. The South Island of New Zealand is a haven for walkers and hikers. This self-drive New Zealand itinerary focuses on easy going guided walks for hikers of modest fitness who love being in the bush and the natural environment. No hiking experience is necessary.

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From $2850
per person twin share
Provider
Location
North Island
Travellers Lodges
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Who says that the North Island isn't suited to the adventurous? With this off the beaten track action packed 10 day adventure, we aim to set the record straight. Soaring through thin air, abseiling into a subterranean wilderness, cresting volcanic mountain tops, ocean waves & rapids - we get it - you want to be challenged! And when you're finished come back and see the South Island!

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From $2459
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
Departs Daily

This tour will delight the traveller who is interested in New Zealand's varied alpine and marine environments. Explore the wild West Coast, the top portion of the Southern Alps and the beautiful Marlborough Sounds - and return via Kaikoura to Christchurch.

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From $2586
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
4, 5 Star & Lodge Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Nelson

Start your honeymoon with 3 days on the golden beach's of the beautiful Abel Tasman. Enjoy relaxing in the South Islands most exclusive Luxury Lodges - Relax, everything has been taken care of. This unique honeymoon ticks all the boxes making it perfect for those wanting to relax and really enjoy the best New Zealand has on offer.

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From $2695
per person
Provider
Location
North Island
4, 5 Star & Lodge Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland

Take time exploring the most romantic landscapes in New Zealand's North Island. Relax and unwind with your loved one - Everything has been taken care of. Stay at the very best lodges on Waiheke Island, Matakana, The Bay of Islands and Rotorua. Highlights include a private wine tour, horse riding the white sands of beautiful Pakiri Beach , a flight to Cape Reinga and soak in the private natural pools of Rotorua.

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From $3289
per person
Provider
Location
South Island
3.5 to 4.5 Star
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Wellington
Next Departure
Departs Daily

This is a moderate to easy 9-day walking and/or kayaking adventure (you have option) with the best accommodation available in these remote regions. Enjoy spectacular scenery & wildlife and the well groomed coastal tracks of the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park and the magnificent Queen Charlotte Sound.

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From $3477
per person twin share
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

This Tour has been designed for the discerning traveler. Experience New Zealand at a relaxed pace while exploring New Zealand's rich cultural heritage, visiting our most dramatic landscapes and sampling the very best food and wine.

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From $2899
per person twin share
Provider
Location
North Island
2, 3 & 4 to 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Explore the Islands of the upper North Island, swim in seas surrounded by golden sand beaches, soak up the culture and native wildlife. This trip is suitable for couples as well as families with young children. Experience thermal springs, Maori culture and beautiful nature reserves.

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From $2933
per person twin share
Provider
Location
North Island
3.5 Star Hotels with 1 Dive Lodge
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

This 11 day New Zealand self drive dive tour focuses on the top diving locations in New Zealand's North Island - and they are spectacular! How do we know ... well First Light Travel started and has owned Global Dive in Auckland in 2003 and we know our dive sites. So rest assured our advice will be spot on! 

Some Wreck Diving - Need Advanced OW Cert.

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From $3200
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
3.5 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch

Fall in love with the South Island's magnificent mountains, giant glaciers, untouched wilderness and delectable cuisine. With romantic hideaways, jaw-dropping views and welcoming locals, this unique honeymoon destination is guaranteed to win your heart.

 

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From $4085
per person
Provider
Location
South Island
3.5 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily

We are often asked to create walking itineraries that cover the diverse spectrum of New Zealand's unique and natural environments, within a manageable time frame. Experience the magical Hollyford Valley and the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound – Both considered 'A'-list New Zealand hiking experiences.

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From $5200
per person twin share
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
5 Star Hotels & Luxury Lodges
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Spoil yourself, Enjoy the freedom of our New Zealand Luxury Self Drive Itinerary. Stay at some of the best lodges New Zealand has on offer. Experience truly unique and interesting places and meet genuinely friendly people. Have plenty of time to relax and enjoy being in our beautiful country - wish you didn't have to leave.

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Price on Application
Provider
Location
South Island
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
Departs Daily

This 12 day New Zealand relaxed adventure itinerary will provide you with unspoilt landscapes both at the unique properties chosen and the locations experienced. We purposely keep you away from the tourist traps, allowing you to savour the peace and tranquility that New Zealand is famed for.

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From $2685
per person twin share