With between one and two weeks for your self drive tour, you can see New Zealand's North and South Islands at your own pace. We've carefully selected a range of itineraries that will maximise your time and enhance your New Zealand experience. Remember, you can fit a lot into 14 days so that's why we can customise your itinerary completely free of charge. So you won't miss a thing. So, be inspired, get in touch and let your dream family holiday of a lifetime begin.

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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Self Drive
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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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11 Days | South Island
We are often asked to create walking itineraries that cover a diverse spectrum of New Zealand's unique and natural environments, within a manageable time-frame. This tour has been very popular with guests and for good reason. Experience the magical Hollyford Valley in Fiordland and the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound in the Marlborough Sounds, these are both considered 'A'-list New Zealand hiking experiences.
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Self Drive
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Lively
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11 Days | Whole of New Zealand
The Wine & Scenic Highlights Tour of New Zealand has been designed for the discerning traveler to experience New Zealand at a relaxed pace while enjoying wine tasting, exploring New Zealand's rich cultural heritage and visiting our most dramatic landscapes seen through-out the North and South Islands. 
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Self Drive
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Relaxing
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12 Days | North Island
This 12 Day North Island New Zealand adventure tour gets you into some remote and amazing places - from rafting over the top of the Southern Hemispheres highest commercially rafted waterfall, then gets you underground on an expedition through one of Waitomo's deepest caves. We have also allowed for 3 days sailing the beautiful Bay of Islands, either relax or get fully involved.
 
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Self Drive
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Lively
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12 Days | South Island
This is a world-class scenic landscape and a treasure trove of awesome geology, rare flora and fauna that is full of truly wonderful history. On this 12 Day New Zealand self drive itinerary you walk, fully guided and supported, the Milford Track - renowned as the 'finest walk in the world'. Next up, you explore the Wild West Coast experiencing its glaciers, forests and wildlife before taking a spectacular train journey over the Alps to Christchurch.
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Self Drive
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Lively
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12 Days | South Island
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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Self Drive
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Relaxing
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12 Days | South Island

Embark on a journey into some of New Zealand's finest scenic destinations, secluded in the great wilderness areas of the West Coast and mighty Southern Alps of the South Island. This is a camping and adventure tour for intrepid lovers of nature as well as those seeking a unique snapshot of our great outdoors.

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Self Drive
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Adventure
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