Hey Aussies - it's time to start making your New Zealand travel plans
Travel between Australia and New Zealand
If you live across "The Ditch" and you've been aching to visit NZ, the wait is over.
The borders are open again!!!
On the 19th April 2021 the travel bubble with Australia opened, meaning that you lucky Aussies can now start planning and booking your perfect New Zealand adventure.
Hey Aussies - watch the latest Tourism New Zealand video
Travel between other countries and New Zealand
Here's the latest news from the New Zealand Government regarding travel restrictions during Covid. Just click here.
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It's time to make those New Zealand travel dreams come true!
Aotearoa (Maori, meaning "Land of the Long White Cloud") is a truly amazing country, and it's waiting for you with open arms!
We are your New Zealand self - drive holiday experts, and we can make your New Zealand holiday something to truly remember!
What we do.
We specialise in building your perfect Self - Drive New Zealand holiday.
We don't do cruises or coach tours. We simply cater for people just like you who enjoy driving and want to hop into a car or camper van and explore one of the World's most stunning countries.
What can we offer?
We find that our customers fall into one of two categories.
Those who want to just hire a car or camper van and head off across New Zealand, making their own way in their own time.
Those that feel more comfortable with a structured package that can include things like car hire, accommodation, rental vehicle insurance and of course, selected activities along the way.
We can help
If you are planning your New Zealand self drive holiday we are ready and waiting to help.
If you just want to hire a car or camper, we can provide market leading rates from all of the major suppliers.
And our sample itineraries are the perfect guide to help you plan your adventure.
But if you want a packaged self drive tour, we have a huge range of set itineraries. Or we can build one that perfectly suits your needs.
Our local expertise
Over the last 30 years we've traveled extensively around New Zealand, and we can't wait to share our experiences with you.
And because we've spent a lifetime exploring this amazing country, we know the best spots to visit, the best travel routes, and the best things to see and do.
And with a team of local experts ready and waiting to build your self drive package, you can rest easy with the knowledge that we are pulling out all the stops to help.
You can learn more about us here.
Not sure where to start?
If you are new to New Zealand, planning your holiday can be a confusing process, but that's where we can help.
So many questions
* How long will I need?
* Where should I go?
* Should I visit one island or both?
* How much will it cost?
* Should I just hire a car or camper, or should I buy a self drive package?
Fear not. Help is here
No need to worry.
Using our resources you can research, plan, and book your perfect New Zealand holiday right here.
The "BEGIN" tab on the menu at the top of the page is the perfect starting point.
That will lead you to our New Zealand Travel Planner. Designed to save you time, it's a handy guide that will help you through your holiday planning process, and will hopefully help to answer all those questions that you might have.
And of course if you can't find what you are looking for, just Ask Us.
At New Zealand Travel Showcase, we would love to hear from you.
A land of "welcome" and incredible natural beauty
Have you ever been to a place so beautiful that it almost takes your breath away?
A place where you can't wait to round that next bend in the road, curious to see if it can get any better. And then it does!
Well, New Zealand is one of those places. The sheer beauty never ceases to amaze us, and no matter where you are in this spectacular country, photo opportunities and jaw dropping moments abound (take a few minutes and have a look at the two videos further down the page).
As a holiday destination there are few places in the World more welcoming than New Zealand. The warmth of the locals will amaze you, and their laid back nature makes for the ideal stress free holiday experience.
And in 2015, on the Global Peace Index, New Zealand was rated the World's fourth safest country*.
And lets not forget that New Zealand is also home to some of the best food and wine in the world.
How they can fit so much into such a relatively small country is beyond us!
Combine this with an uncrowded national highway network, a very favorable exchange rate, and an almost endless variety of things to see and do, and you can see why New Zealand is a favorite holiday destination for so many people.
And you can also see why it's such a great place for your next self - drive holiday.
Do you need to book an activity or tour?
Looking to book that special activity that you've always wanted to try? No problem. There's a huge range available with everything from "mild" (think cruises, gondolas, winery tours, that sort of thing) to "wild" (jumping off stuff, raging down the rapids in a raft, roaring through a huge gorge in a jetboat - you get the picture).
You can search through thousands of activities, read those all important customer reviews and check availability and prices here.
Check out our huge range of New Zealand accommodation
Need to book some accommodation? Our partnership with booking.com opens the door to thousands of options throughout New Zealand.
With everything from hostels to five star luxury lodges, we can help.
And most importantly, you have access to thousands of customer reviews.
To see the huge range just click here.
So whatever your New Zealand travel needs are, we can help.
Planning your holiday can be a pain. But we are dedicated to helping you iron out all the rough spots, and New Zealand is waiting for you to come and visit.
So come on, grab a coffee, sit back, and take some time to explore New Zealand Travel Showcase.
We know that we can make your New Zealand holiday something to remember.
The New Zealand Travel Showcase team
A huge range of New Zealand tours to choose from
Is the scenery really that good?
It sure is. Here's a sample from Tourism New Zealand - enjoy (Please turn your sound on for the full Kiwi experience!):
Get Your "Essential New Zealand" App Now
This is New Zealand travel "101". The official Tourism New Zealand app, available for Apple and Android devices. Just click the buttons below.
If you are looking for an easy to read reference guide about New Zealand, their official tourism body, Tourism New Zealand, have a great information guide and you can view it here: