See our great selection of New Zealand self-drive holidays covering the very best of both the North and South Islands of New Zealand. From 8 to 23 days our itineraries offer a great choice of things to see and do. All tours can be customized to cater to all styles and budget. Refine your search by using the 'Tour Finder' on the left-hand side.

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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 $3415
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 $2354
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 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
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
Provider
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 $3980
per person twin share
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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
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
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Location
All New Zealand
Travellers Lodge & 4 and 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

An Easygoing New Zealand Self Drive Adventure. Enjoy a touch of hiking, cycling and glacier walking. Get the best views from trains, boats and automobiles - we will make sure you have time to enjoy a drop of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc on the way.

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From $4270
per person twin share
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
Travellers Lodge & 4 and 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily

If kayaking, hiking, canyoning, and caving sounds good, and you are keen on the LoTR’s & Hobbit Trilogies then the New Zealand's Northbound Trilogy Adventure could be just the ticket. You need to be in good shape but don't require any special training or equipment to enjoy kayaking in Milford Sound, canyoning in Wanaka, hiking Fox Glacier, Abel Tasman and the Tongariro Crossing and try caving in Waitomo.

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From $4479
per person twin share
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland

Where can you find BUBBLING MUD pools, STINKY GAS, and gushing geysers? Meet cheeky dolphins and GIANT whales? See where the HAIRY HOBBITS live? Welcome to New Zealand! Have epic adventures every day, then soak in LAVA heated hotpools until you are as wrinkly as grandma – and much more!

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From $3105
per person (based on a family of 4)
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Location
All New Zealand
Motorhome Parks
Tour Type
Motorhome
Departing from
Auckland

Our New Zealand Motorhome itinerary delivers the perfect balance of freedom and comfort, immersing you in New Zealand's great outdoors like no other travel method can. Travelling the length of New Zealand by Motorhome, each night you'll sleep within a stone's throw of our unspoiled beaches, ferny rainforests, geothermal landscapes, and stunning mountainscapes.

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From $2942
per person
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
Tour Type
Motorhome
Departing from
Auckland

Go off-grid and discover the joys of spontaneous, independent campervan touring! Our 25 day New Zealand Motorhome itinerary transports you to scenic wonders you can only imagine: forest-fringed white sand beaches, eerie volcanic landscapes, icy glacial wonderlands and caves of glittering glow worms. Flexible, budget-friendly and perfect for adventure-loving families.

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From $3294
per person
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
3,4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

The New Zealand Grand Tour is a comprehensive look at both the North and South Island of New Zealand. Spend a relaxing 2 or 3 nights in those must-see locations – after all, you are on holiday. Experience the must-do activities and excursions on this very popular 26-day easygoing and fun self-drive itinerary.

Easy Going Pace, Experiencing those Must See and Must Do Excursions.

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From $5578
per person per person
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland

Sun-soaked beaches, mountain splendour, marine wonderlands, towering glaciers and fantastic fiords... how can one country contain so much goodness? The Classic NZ Driving Tour shows off our unique landscapes in 28 fabulous days. Visiting the North and South Island's standout locations, you'll experience New Zealand at its best.

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From $5285
per person
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
3,4 and 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland

Spend 31 days exploring New Zealand from tip to toe, discovering the hidden corners that most visitors miss out on. With plenty of multi-night stays there is no rushing from city to city - you'll visit all your bucket list spots plus so much more. From Cape Reinga in the Far North to Stewart Island in the very south, the trip of a lifetime awaits you.

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From $5849
per person
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch

Explore the length of New Zealand on this comprehensive tour of both the North and South Islands. You’ll enjoy wildlife tours, train journey, glacier adventures, cruises and so much more. Your surroundings vary from cosmopolitan cities to national parks and everything in between. Plenty of 2 night stops gives you time to explore the area or sit back and relax.
 

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From $6075
per person