New Zealand's scenery stands out above all others. This is 'god's country', with the most dramatic and awe inspiring vistas you will probably ever come across. But don't just look at photographs; take in New Zealand's most stunning sites with your own eyes on self drive sightseeing tour. Our itineraries take you to awesome mountain landscapes, gentle rolling countryside, pristine (and often deserted) tropical beaches and dramatic rugged cliffs on a windswept coastline. And that's just the highlights! There are so many top sights in New Zealand and we don't want you to miss any of them. So, we can customise your road trip completely free of charge. So, be inspired, get in touch and let your dream holiday of a lifetime begin.

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North Island
3,4 and 5 Stars Options
Tour Type
Self Drive

Discover the North Island's Coromandel Peninsula, where you can holiday like the locals do. Home to iconic Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach, "Coro" is loved by Kiwis for its white-sand beaches, coastal splendour and forest trails, hidden waterfalls and swimming-holes. All less than 3 hours drive from Auckland!

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From $515
per person
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Location
South Island
3,4 and 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch

Don't miss this stunning short-stay South Island wildlife encounter: you'll discover the very best spots to see New Zealand's whales and dolphins frolicking in the wild. Get up close and personal with the ultra-rare Hector's Dolphin in Akaroa and watch giant whales in beautiful Kaikoura, where the mountains meet the sea.

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From $689
per person
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Location
North Island
3,4 and 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland

Welcome to a region of endless beaches, hidden coves, spectacular coastal walks, and ancient forests right at your doorstep. A subtropical wonderland is waiting in the "Winterless North", only three hours from Auckland! This 5-day sun-soaked Bay of Islands mini-break includes a half-day dolphin-spotting cruise, whisking you away to Cape Brett and the iconic "Hole in the Rock" natural archway.

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From $750
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Provider
3,4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown

We're often asked which is best to visit: Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound. Why choose when you can visit BOTH of these magical New Zealand icons in one trip! With our 5 Day Fiordland In Depth itinerary you can unplug your phone and enjoy being unreachable among Fiordland National Park's rugged cliffs, prehistoric forests and inky black waterways.

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From $1489
per person
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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
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Location
South Island
3,4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch

Watch Kaikoura's whales breach the ocean surface, cruise the golden bays of Abel Tasman National Park, unwind in Punakaiki's coastal rainforests and traverse the Southern Alps by train on the world-renowned TranzAlpine scenic railway. This superb 7 day itinerary showcases the amazing contrasts to be found at the top of New Zealand's South Island.

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From $1295
per person
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Location
South Island
3,4 and 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch

For a tantalising taste of alpine splendour, you can't go wrong with our 7 Day Southern Alps Circuit Itinerary. Discover two of our most celebrated glaciers, journey through magnificent mountain passes, and bed down in our prettiest alpine towns each night! A spectacular Tasman Glacier flight (complete with snow landing) will make you feel on top of the world, and an included hot pool excursion will warm up your fingers and toes in a flash.

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From $1415
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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
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Location
South Island
3,4 and 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch

Rugged coastlines, snow-capped peaks, jewel-toned lakes, and towering fiords are a feast for the senses on this scenery-filled 7 day South Island journey. From the harbourside charm of historic Akaroa to the lonely majesty of Milford Sound, every day reveals another facet of New Zealand's astounding natural diversity.

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From $2025
per person
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Location
All New Zealand
3,4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown

The perfect short stay itinerary for scenery lovers who don't want to miss a thing. This 1 week itinerary lets you cruise Milford Sound, walk on a glacier, visit a glow-worm cave, soak in natural hot springs, admire Mount Cook by helicopter, explore a geothermal wonderland, AND hike on an active island volcano!

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From $2955
per person
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
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, 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
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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
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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
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Location
South Island
Motorhome Parks
Tour Type
Motorhome
Departing from
Christchurch

See New Zealand like the locals do: a South Island Campervan adventure is as "Kiwi" as it gets. In your comfortable Motorhome you'll sleep under the starry skies of Mt Cook National Park, wake up to Wanaka's astonishing mountainscapes and slumber next to glorious glacier views that no hotel could possibly offer. Pure, untouched New Zealand at its best.

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From $1389
per person
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Location
All New Zealand
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
Departs Daily

A perfect mix of day excursions focusing on New Zealand's iconic scenic highlights in both the North and South Islands. Keeping the amount of driving to a minimum, we have also included four 2 night stays giving you the opportunity to relax and get a real sense of the place.

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From $3075
per person twin share
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Location
All New Zealand
A Mix of 5 Star Hotels & Luxury Lodges
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Travel should not be measured in miles but in experiences that make the journey memorable. This luxurious New Zealand tour includes bespoke accommodation private, expert led experiences like sailing, visiting with local artists and vintners.

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Location
All New Zealand
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Explore the wonderful natural environment of both the South and North Islands. Your highlights will be many, including the wildlife of Kaikoura and the sheltered waters of the Queen Charlotte Sound. The Central Plateau to Rotorua and its bubbling mud pools and unique Maori culture before arriving into Auckland the ‘City of Sails’

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From $2020
per person twin share
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Location
All New Zealand
3 ,4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily

The diversity of scenery within a relatively small geographic area is what makes New Zealand such an interesting country to explore. The Naturally New Zealand Self Drive Tour provides some of the most scenic driving routes in the country.

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From $2290
per person twin share
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Location
All New Zealand
3.5, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Come and experience the marine mammal watching hotspots on an inspiring New Zealand whale & dolphin tour. You have a chance of encountering up to ten species of cetaceans while also experiencing New Zealand’s ‘on land’ natural beauty.

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From $3047
per person twin share
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Location
All New Zealand
3.5, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Indulge in a sensational 13 Day New Zealand food and wine tour that offers a variety of unspoiled landscapes combined with great New Zealand wine and food and accommodation and activities to enhance your whole experience.

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From $3165
per person twin share
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Location
All New Zealand
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Our former Prime Minister, Helen Clark spent time in the company of Peter Greenberg, chief correspondent for the Travel Channel. Helen's mission was to show Peter the best of New Zealand, this tour follows the path taken by the pair.

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From $3160
per person twin share
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Location
All New Zealand
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

This is an active adventure honeymoon without compromising on the highlights of New Zealand or the romance! Hike the Tongariro Crossing, kayak remote bays in the Abel Tasman National Park and get up close and personal with glacial icebergs at Mt Cook.

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From $3559
per person twin share
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
Motorhome Parks
Tour Type
Motorhome
Departing from
Auckland

The North and South Island's finest highlights are showcased on this 16-day Campervan tour of New Zealand. You'll visit our glow worm caves, bask on our beaches, cycle our vineyards and zipline through our forests, with as many spontaneous stops as you please. Forget checking in & out of hotels: 100% of your time is your own, in true Kiwi Road Trip style.

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From $2316
per person
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
Motorhome Parks
Tour Type
Motorhome
Departing from
Christchurch

Spectacular yet down to earth, New Zealand's South Island is a land of many contrasts. Discover the best of them with our Motorhome Southern Circuit itinerary: snow-covered Mt Cook, bustling Queenstown, isolated Doubtful Sound and Abel Tasman National Park are among the many highlights. Hit the open road with us and uncover the real New Zealand at your own pace.

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From $1985
per person
Provider
Location
South Island
Motorhome Parks
Tour Type
Motorhome
Departing from
Christchurch

This classic South Island Road Trip is what Motorhomes were made for. Wind your way through scenery as pretty as a postcard, bedding down in your comfortable campervan with New Zealand's natural wonders at your door. Wake up to mountain landscapes, ice-carved fiords, golden bays and vast blue lakes: you'll be pinching yourself to check if it's real.

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From $2019
per person
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

This self drive holiday that makes you feel like you have really had a holiday – no rushing around on this itinerary. The North Island’s Relaxing Journey is designed for those needing space and relaxation. Enjoy exceptional scenery, stunning beaches and experience our great outdoors.

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From $3860
per person twin share