New Zealand self drive tours - let us do all the hard work for you


New Zealand self drive tours are a wonderful way to see this amazing country.

Lake Hawea viewed from State Highway 6

Packed with stunning scenery, amazing cultural experiences, and wonderful food and wine, New Zealand will take your breath away.

And driving yourself is the perfect way to see New Zealand. Stop where and when you want. Visit the places that you want to see. No need for those early morning wake ups that are a part of many guided tours.

A Great Range of Self Drive Packages

We have a huge range of pre-packaged self drive tours, ranging from 3 to 21 days, that include car hire, accommodation, and some great activities.

Our range of self drive tours cover some of the most commonly traveled routes, but also include some gems to those special hidden spots.

And all have been developed to show you the very best bits of New Zealand, at reasonable prices.


We are flexible - just tell us what you need

If you can't find the self drive tour package that you are looking for, don't worry.

We are happy to build a package to suit your exact needs and budget.

Maybe there's a particular area of New Zealand that you want to focus on. Or a particular theme?

Or perhaps you just want to upgrade your accommodation or car.

Whatever your needs, our dedicated local experts will work closely with you to build you a holiday that you will remember.

Happy planning!


Just select your tour criteria then click on the "Find a tour" button. Or, just below the search box are a selection of our more popular packages.




Not interested in a self drive package, but still want to drive yourself?

If you would rather just hire a car, you can use our sample itineraries as a guide for your trip.

Covering both islands, they range from 7 to 21 days, and are a great guide to help you plan your New Zealand travel route.

Just click on the links below to view the full itinerary.


South Island Self Drive Itineraries

South Island Showcase 21 Days....click to view


Christchurch, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, Nelson and the Abel Tasman, Punakaiki, West Coast glaciers, Wanaka, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Invercargill, Dunedin, Mt Cook, Christchurch.

South Island Highlights 15 Days....click to view


Wellington, Kaikoura, Hanmer Springs, Christchurch, Lake Tekapo/Mt Cook, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Wanaka, West Coast glaciers, Punakaiki, Christchurch.

South Island Sun and Snow 15 Days....click to view


Christchurch, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, Nelson and Abel Tasman, Punakaiki, West Coast glaciers, Wanaka, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Mt Cook, Christchurch.

Top of the South 10 Days....click to view



Christchurch, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, Nelson and Abel Tasman, Punakaiki, Christchurch.

Lower South 10 Days....click to view



Christchurch, Dunedin, Te Anau / Milford Sound, Queenstown, Christchurch.

Canterbury Introduction 7 Days....click to view


Christchurch, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, Christchurch.

Queenstown & Mt Cook 7 Days....click to view


Christchurch, Mt Cook, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Christchurch.

Queenstown & Glaciers 7 Days....click to view



Queenstown, Milford Sound, Wanaka, West Coast glaciers, Christchurch.

Classic New Zealand Wine Trail 10 Days....click to view


Napier and Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa, Wellington and the Marlborough district



North Island Self Drive Itineraries

North Island Showcase 21 Days....click to view


Auckland, Bay of Islands, Coromandel Coast, Mt Maunganui, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, New Plymouth, Lake Taupo, Whakatane, Gisborne, Napier, Wellington.

North Island Highlights 15 Days....click to view


Auckland, Coromandel Coast, Rotorua, Lake Taupo, Napier, Wellington.

Lower North Island 15 Days....click to view


Wellington, Napier, Gisborne, Lake Taupo, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, New Plymouth, Wellington.

Upper North Island 15 Days....click to view


Auckland, Bay of Islands, Coromandel Coast, Mt Maunganui, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, Auckland.

Lower North Island 10 Days....click to view


Wellington, Napier, Lake Taupo, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, New Plymouth, Wellington.

Upper North Island 10 Days....click to view


Auckland, Bay of Islands, Coromandel Coast, Rotorua, Auckland.

Classic New Zealand Wine Trail 10 Days....click to view


Napier and Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa, Wellington and the Marlborough district



Enquire Now - use this form to ask about one of the sample itineraries above


Self Drive Tours Set Itinerary Enquiry

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Or Build Your Own New Zealand Self Drive Tours Package


Our New Zealand Self Drive Tours are fully flexible. So, if you can't find one of our packaged tours to suit, we are happy to tailor a New Zealand self drive tour to perfectly suit your needs.

A jetboat ride is a must - image courtesy Haka Tours

So you choose where to stay, what to see and do, and how much you want to spend!

Just tell us where you want to go, how long you have, what type of attractions you want to see, the standard of accommodation you want, and our tour experts will build the perfect package for you.

Just complete and submit the Enquiry Form and one of our expert consultants will be in touch.


Enquire Now - use this form to enquire about a "build your own" itinerary


Self Drive Tours - Build Your Own

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.
Family Group
Family/Friends
Sporting Group
School Group
Other

Please enter the word that you see below.

  



Car and Camper Hire

Or, if you would prefer to just hire a car or camper van, we have a huge range at market leading rates!


Visiting a new country can present problems for the first time visitor. You have probably done some homework about New Zealand already, but we recommend that you have a look at our free New Zealand Travel Planner, which will help you decide where to go, what to see, how long to allow, and what it will cost.

If your time is limited, the last thing you want is to waste time going back over old ground, or not allowing enough time to see those "must see" spots.



Ebook

And lastly, to help you decide what to see (at least on the South Island) why not download a copy of our ebook, "7 Must See South Island Attractions".

We look forward to hearing from you.


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