Our range of self drive New Zealand holidays can take you to all of the must see parts of this amazing country.
But we can also show you those hidden out of the way treasures, or even build a package to suit your particular special interests.
We can build the perfect self-drive holiday package for you, or, we can offer a range of free itineraries to help you plan your adventure. Then just hire your car or campervan and off you go to explore.
Here's a few of our most popular self-drive packages
Just click on one of the tours below and you can see full details of the tour including the detailed itinerary, all inclusions, and pricing.
Don't see one that you like?
Many of our customers make changes to our packages, or ask us to build a bespoke tour.
Our local experts have the knowledge and skills to make your New Zealand holidays a reality.
Just let us know what you need and we will build the ideal package for you.
We can include the type of vehicle you want, accommodation to suit your budget, selected activities, and even meals.
Our local experts have been building packages for years and have helped thousands of happy visitors.
Just contact us with your requirements and we will be in touch.
Not interested in a package?
Just book your accommodation as you go.
It's a great relaxed way to travel, and fortunately we can help.
Where Do I Start?
Organising a trip to an unfamiliar country can be a daunting experience. There is so much to consider:
If you're confused about where to start planning your New Zealand holiday, our handy New Zealand Travel Planner could be just what you need.
I'm worried about driving in a foreign country
New Zealand is a relatively easy country to drive in.
We drive on the left hand side of the road. Traffic levels outside the major cities are usually low, and road surfaces are generally very good.
In the winter months, care needs to be taken as roads can be affected by ice and snow, and it may be necessary to carry snow chains.
Driving yourself allows you to take your time and stop longer in spots that you like, and is a good option if you have taken the time to carefully plan your holiday.
You also have the freedom of choosing the type of accommodation that you want, and outside peak periods, you can make that decision after viewing the accommodation (that is, you may not need to book accommodation in advance).
Planning is essential
Driving yourself can also have some disadvantages, particularly if you don't take the time to plan your trip.
Although distances may seem short on a map, driving times in New Zealand can be longer than anticipated as many roads (particularly in the South Island) are hilly and winding, and may be affected by weather conditions.
You may also waste time going to places that are not worthwhile, at the expense of other better attractions.
And of course you will need to pay for your own fuel and rental vehicle costs.
If you decide to drive yourself, you have two options:
In either case, we highly recommend that you research your trip using our Travel Planner and our free New Zealand itineraries.
These are a great starting point and can give you valuable information
about where to go and what to see, and range from 7 to 21 days.
We have toured New Zealand extensively by car and can highly recommend it as a great way to see our incredible country.
The New Zealand Transit Agency have lots of information on driving in New Zealand, which you can view on their website here.
If you have any questions or if we can help you plan your New Zealand holidays, please don't hesitate to Contact Us.