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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Zealand's Cultural and Heritage Tour celebrates the architecture, art, history, and culture of our Kiwi nation. Historic accommodation has been selected to provide a sense of place, and you'll visit landmark locations selected to invoke a sense of bygone eras that will both fascinate and delight. The itinerary is peppered with informative excursions to immerse you in Kiwi history and culture from the day you arrive.
It is little wonder that Peter Jackson selected New Zealand to bring Tolkien's Middle-earth to the big screen. Gentle streams dissect emerald green valleys as giant mountains stand sentinel and ancient glaciers tumble to the sea. Embark on an unexpected journey and get ready for an awesome self drive LoTR (Hobbit) filming locations tour.
The 'Relaxing New Zealand Self Drive Itinerary' is designed for those for the need to relax and revitalize - to reset their relaxation compass whilst still incorporating the best of our slice of paradise. Plenty of time for reading, walking on beaches, soaking in geothermal hot pools, and restful massages, including some slivers of excitement to spice things up.
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.
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.
This Self Drive Tour of New Zealand is a perfect tour for golf enthusiasts. The schedule is not too tough, with plenty of time to soak up our Antipodean paradise. Covering both Islands you visit the vineyards, sail in the Bay of Islands and cruise Milford Sound. You’ll experience unforgettable rounds amidst some of the grandest scenery around.
We find that kids aged between 8 -14 are eager to get out and connect with nature and keen for opportunities to actively engage in anything new and exciting. We have put together a host of tried and tested (by our kids) outdoor experiences that the whole family can enjoy.
If your teens are happy, then everyone’s happy! These guys are often enthusiastic travelers but their interests and schedules aren't often aligned with their younger siblings or parents - right. We have wrestled with the 'sleep in' and mosey to around noon scenario so we have thrown in some inspirational incentives to get them out and about.
Cross Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers and Jacks Point off your golf course bucket list, and discover many more. This fifteen day golf-filled luxury journey visits the North and South Island's premier destinations and attractions. There's ample time off the green to soak up New Zealand's epic scenery too, including a scenic flight and cruise to Milford Sound.
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.
Our wonderful guests have given us feedback on their best-loved New Zealand honeymoon spots for two decades. We listened, and created the Hot Pools and Waterfalls Honeymoon itinerary just for you. Soak away your cares in mother nature's very own thermal pools and waterfalls, scattered in the most scenic corners of the North and South Island. We just know you'll never want to leave.
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.
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.
Your excursions will be privately guided whether it is a helicopter mountain top picnic or private wine tour on the fabulous Waiheke Island. Accommodation has been hand picked to provide the ultimate in luxury and privacy with attentive and personable hosts.
Follow in the footsteps of the first Maori explorers. Visit living forests thousands of years older than the first New Zealanders. See how Maori and early European settlers came to live side by side, and how gold rush fever brought prosperity to our towns. All this and more, while you soak up some of the most beautiful scenery on Earth.
Welcome to 19 days of pure untouched New Zealand wilderness. White sand beaches and golden bays, mountain adventures and giant glaciers all await you. We have handpicked the finest remote luxury lodges and hideaways just for you: surrounded by beautiful birdsong, towering trees and secluded beaches, this is a dream you'll never want to wake up from.
Stalk giant brown and rainbow trout around New Zealand and discover our luxury lodges, sensational local food and wine, and breathtaking wilderness scenery. We have put together ultimate New Zealand fly fishing expedition for anglers of every level.
Our trout are huge and worthy opponents - they have even been known to eat mice! With our hand-picked expert local guides to show you the ropes, you will be sneaking up on them like a pro in no time.
Using client feedback we have combined 21 days of what we have been told are the most exhilarating or rewarding activities to do while in New Zealand. Designed with the outdoor lover in mind, this is the sort of trip that you'll tell your friends about for years to come.
New Zealand's Best Adventures! - We Can Customize to Suit.
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!
The 'Ultimate New Zealand Self Drive Golf Tour' caters for golfers and non-golfing alike. It is perfect for lovers of world-class golf courses set amongst magnificent landscapes. Off the fairways you’ll enjoy the top highlights of the country at a relaxing pace.
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.
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.
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.
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.