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!

5 Days | South Island
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. You don’t have to be an adrenaline junkie to enjoy Queenstown and part of its charm is the array of less hectic quality activities on offer. Here is a suggested five days in Queenstown that won't disappoint!
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Self Drive
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Relaxing
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7 Days | North Island
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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Self Drive
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Lively
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7 Days | North Island
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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Self Drive
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Lively
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7 Days | North Island
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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7 Days | South Island
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.
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Self Drive
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Lively
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7 Days | South Island
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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Self Drive
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Relaxing
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8 Days | North Island
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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Self Drive
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Relaxing
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8 Days | South Island

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. We have added activities that get you away from the mainstream like a Jet Boating adventure up the spectacular Dart River, an island cruise of Lake Wanaka and a couple of back country safaris that will get you into the back of beyond to where most people never get to see.

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Self Drive
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Relaxing
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8 Days | South Island
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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Self Drive
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Lively
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8 Days | Whole of New Zealand
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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Self Drive
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Lively
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9 Days | North Island
Here is a self drive holiday that makes you feel like you have really had a holiday – no rushing around on this itinerary. The North Island Relaxing Journey is designed for those needing space and relaxation. 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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Self Drive
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Relaxing
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9 Days | South Island
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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Self Drive
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Relaxing
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9 Days | South Island
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 and you need only carry a day pack, with the knowledge that comfortable accommodations awaits you at the end of the day.
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Self Drive
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Lively
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10 Days | North Island

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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10 Days | South Island

This is a moderate to easy 9-day walking and/or kayaking adventure (you have options) with the best accommodation available in these remote regions. Enjoy spectacular scenery & wildlife enjoyed from the water by kayak and the well groomed coastal tracks of the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park. Transfer through the vineyards of Marlborough. Enjoy a 3 night 4 day freedom walk into the the sheltered coves of the magnificent Queen Charlotte Sound.

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10 Days | South Island
This tour will delight the traveller who is interested in New Zealand's varied alpine and marine environments. The tour begins and ends in Christchurch, traveling clockwise to the West Coast and back down the East Coast of the South Island, taking in the West Coast, and the top portion of the Southern Alps before heading to the Marlborough Sounds, and returning via Kaikoura to Christchurch.
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Self Drive
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Relaxing
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11 Days | North Island
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! So dive on in and get the ball rolling, there is a whole under-water world waiting to be discovered on this New Zealand Diving Adventure.
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11 Days | North Island
Explore the Islands of the upper North Island, swim in seas surrounded by  golden sand beaches, soak up the culture and the native wildlife. This trip is suitable for couples as well as families with young children.
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Self Drive
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Relaxing
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