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! Refine your search by using the 'Tour Finder' on the left-hand side.

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Location
South Island
3,4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch

Enjoy South Island's very best alpine vistas, tranquil towns, and award-winning championship golf courses. From the spring-fed lakes of Clearwater, to the mountain backdrops of Jacks Point, each course is an experience in itself. With a full day in Queenstown, a flight to Milford Sound, and one of the top scenic drives in the country, this nine day tour truly has it all.

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From $3199
per person
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
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 $2685
per person
Provider
Location
South Island
4, 5 Star & Lodge Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Nelson

Want to bask on secluded beaches in a National Park forest? Sip world-class wines in picturesque Marlborough? Watch whales spouting seawater as they surface in Kaikoura? Marvel at Milford Sound's towering fiords? In ten unforgettable days the incredible variety of this South Island honeymoon is guaranteed to win your heart.

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

We searched high and low for the North Island's most romantic experiences for this delightful honeymoon. Sip boutique wines on a winery tour, gallop across white sand beaches on horseback, and fly to the very top of New Zealand where the sea and ocean meet and crash together. The lakes and mountains of Rotorua and Taupo round off this stunning ten day trip.

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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 $3735
per person twin share
Provider
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
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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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
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
Provider
Location
North Island
3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

This 12 Day North Island New Zealand adventure tour gets you into some remote and amazing places – from the highest commercially rafted waterfall to Waitomo’s deepest cave, 3 days sailing the beautiful Bay of Islands – something for everyone.

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From $3089
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
Wilderness Camping/Huts
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily

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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From $4267
per person twin share
Provider
Location
South Island
Premium Hiking Lodges
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily

This is a world-class scenic landscape and a treasure trove of awesome geology, rare flora and fauna. Walk, fully guided, the Milford Track. Then explore the Wild West Coast experiencing its glaciers, forests and wildlife.

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From $5410
per person (quad share Milford Track)
Provider
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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Price on Application
Provider
Location
South Island
Fishing Lodges
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Nelson

Our South Island Fly Fishing Itinerary is every angler's dream come true. Spend your days stalking our king-sized brown and rainbow trout in remote backcountry rivers, winding down each night in luxurious lodges with views to die for. Hand-picked local guides reveal the secrets of our remote Fiordland rivers, Otago alpine streams, and the legendary sighted brown trout fisheries of the Upper South Island.

 

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Motorhome Parks
Tour Type
Motorhome
Departing from
Auckland

Beginning with 4 fabulous days on the Coromandel's glorious beaches, our Northern Motorhome Circuit puts relaxation first. In the comfort of your fully-equipped Campervan you'll journey to Rotorua for a memorable Maori feast, hike on a volcano in Tongariro National Park, and discover Waitomo's magical Glow Worm Caves.

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From $1377
per person
Provider
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
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
3 ,4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily

This relaxed tour of New Zealand will have you marvelling at the glorious scenery, vineyards, cuisine, arts and crafts that are packed in to a our big, little country. This tour gives you time to savour your New Zealand self drive experience - with multiple night stays in most locations, while Wine Touring New Zealand.

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From $2313
per person twin share
Provider
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
Provider
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
Location
South Island
3,4, or 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Christchurch

Grab your hiking boots and swap everyday life for the towering mountains, high country lakes, and ice-carved fiords of New Zealand's iconic backcountry. Featuring spectacular day hikes on the Milford and Hooker Valley Tracks, plus a fully guided three-day Routeburn Track adventure, this South Island itinerary takes you to the beating heart of the New Zealand wilderness.

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From $3997
per person
Provider
Location
South Island
4 Star Accommodation
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Queenstown
Next Departure
Departs Daily

In June as the summer in South East Asia starts to heat up, it's time to adventure down to New Zealand’s South Island and enjoy our exhilarating pristine powder paradise. If you really want diversity when carving up the white stuff, it is here you will undoubtedly experience heaven.

Off-Piste Back Country, Snow-Shoeing, Boarding with APRES-SKI

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From $4200
per person
Provider
Location
North Island
Luxury Lodges
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Wellington
Next Departure
Departs Daily

This sumptuous self-drive itinerary transports you to iconic North Island locations, with the finest Luxury Lodges welcoming you each night. Secluded away in stunning settings like native Rotorua forests, a Bay of Islands clifftop paradise and a classic Hawkes Bay country estate, you'll have exclusive access to outstanding areas of scenic beauty. This itinerary is perfect for families, couples and honeymooners alike.

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Price on Application
Provider
Location
All New Zealand
Family 3, 4 & 5 Star Options
Tour Type
Self Drive
Departing from
Auckland
Next Departure
Departs Daily

Planned by those with families, the New Zealand Family Adventure Holiday opens your child’s mind to a world of endless possibilities and wonder, while experiencing the best New Zealand has to offer. A seamless mixture of adventure and education that both you and you're kids will love. Activities are age appropriate and accommodations are family friendly.

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From $1675
per person (based on a family of 4)