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Our Top 10 New Zealand Self-Drive Holidays

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21 day Classic South Island

21 days/20 night Journey from Queenstown to Queenstown
Prices start from $NZ 2621 pp (low season, specific configuration)
Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Motels

Interests: Classic driving tours, Classic driving tours, Classic driving tours, National Parks, National Parks, National Parks, Family Touring, Family Touring, Family Touring

This comprehensive tour of the South Island begins with a West Coast exploration, including the majestic glaciers.  You then carve a figure 8 through Arthur's Pass to Kaikoura and on to the top of the South Island.  Enjoy a detailed exploration of Abel Tasman National Park before heading south to Punakaiki and the upper West Coast.  After boarding the TranzAlpine scenic train you travel through to Christchurch, where you have a free day to explore.  Then continue south along the East Coast to Dunedin, then onto the Magical Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound before you return to Queenstown after your epic South Island adventure.

Pancakes Glaciers and Mountains

9 days/8 night Journey from Christchurch to Christchurch
Prices start from $NZ 1757 pp (low season, specific configuration)
Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Hotel 4 star

Interests: Adventure, Adventure, Adventure, Wildlife & Nature, Wildlife & Nature, Wildlife & Nature, National Parks, National Parks, National Parks, Walking & hiking, Walking & hiking, Walking & hiking

Ideal for those wanting to get off the beaten track away from the tourist centres. Spectacular scenery in some of the South Islands most picturesque spots! Well, to be honest we could say that about pretty much every tour, the place is that good! Punakaiki to the glaciers, beautiful Wanaka and majestic Aoraki Mt Cook. Stunning New Zealand at its best!

Lickety Split

13 days/12 night Journey from Auckland to Queenstown
Prices start from $NZ 2257 pp (low season, specific configuration)
Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Hotel 3 star

Interests: Scenic Cruises, Scenic Cruises, Scenic Cruises, Family Touring, Family Touring, Family Touring

This two week journey wraps up the best of New Zealand in 13 experience-filled days. It's guaranteed to leave you wanting to return for more.

Experience both North and South island. See the cosmopolitan cities of Auckland and Wellington, the geothermal wonders and volcanoes of the Central Plateau, and the lush ancient rainforests and creaking glaciers of the West Coast. And, of course, what holiday to New Zealand would be complete without a visit to Queenstown, the Adventure Capital of the World!

The Essential New Zealand Journey

28 days/27 night Journey from Auckland to Christchurch
Prices start from $NZ 10787 pp (low season, specific configuration)
Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Boutique lodges & hotels

Interests: Scenic Flights, Scenic Flights, Scenic Flights, Maori culture, Maori culture, Maori culture, Scenic trains, Scenic trains, Scenic trains, Luxury Touring, Luxury Touring, Luxury Touring, The Hobbit & LOTR, The Hobbit & LOTR, The Hobbit & LOTR, Classic driving tours, Classic driving tours, Classic driving tours, Scenic Cruises, Scenic Cruis

The ultimate 28 day essential tour. Visit and experience the very best of New Zealand. From the top of the North Island to the deep south enjoy superb hospitality while staying in a fantastic range of hotels, luxury lodges and boutique accommodations.

New Zealand Odyssey

23 days/22 night Journey from Auckland to Christchurch
Prices start from $NZ 3459 pp (low season, specific configuration)
Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Hotel 3 star

Interests: Walking & hiking, Walking & hiking, Walking & hiking, Maori culture, Maori culture, Maori culture, Wildlife & Nature, Wildlife & Nature, Wildlife & Nature, National Parks, National Parks, National Parks, Classic driving tours, Classic driving tours, Classic driving tours, Thermal Parks and attractions, Thermal Parks and attractions, Therm

The New Zealand Odyssey visits all of New Zealand's must see's and even a few off the beaten track goodies. This is great for people who want to see and experience as much as they can.

The Winterless North

6 days/5 night Journey from Auckland to Auckland
Prices start from $NZ 1663 pp (low season, specific configuration)
Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Boutique lodges & hotels

Interests: Classic driving tours, Classic driving tours, Classic driving tours

Explore the tropical Bay of Islands, the magnificent giant Kauri trees of the Waipoua Forest and the boutique wine region of Matakana, the winterless north is the perfect year round destination. Along the way you'll stay at charming boutique lodges where you can relax in style after each day's adventure.

A Taste of the Pure South

8 days/7 night Journey from Christchurch to Christchurch
Prices start from $NZ 2235 pp (low season, specific configuration)
Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Boutique lodges & hotels

Interests: Luxury Touring, Luxury Touring, Luxury Touring, National Parks, National Parks, National Parks, Classic driving tours, Classic driving tours, Classic driving tours

Explore the South Island on this 8 day circumnavigation. Visit Mt Cook National Park, Queenstown, Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland National Park and the West Coast Glaciers. Complete your trip with a train journey across the Southern Alps back to Christchurch

Behind The Scenes in New Zealand

14 days/13 night Journey from Auckland to Queenstown
Prices start from $NZ 2219 pp (low season, specific configuration)
Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Hotel 3 star

Interests: Thermal Parks and attractions, Thermal Parks and attractions, Thermal Parks and attractions, Classic driving tours, Classic driving tours, Classic driving tours, Family Touring, Family Touring, Family Touring, The Hobbit & LOTR, The Hobbit & LOTR, The Hobbit & LOTR

Tour New Zealand on a varied self drive tour offering many peaks -- or should that be stunning views -- behind the scenes of movies made in New Zealand. This diverse and rewarding tour includes movie locations from Pete's Dragon and the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies. But that's not all - it also offer many of the most iconic New Zealand destinations and experiences. Walk where Elliot the dragon lived. See the Middle Earth views that were the backdrop for hobbit adventures. Visit Rotorua, Wellington & Queenstown. Fully customisable, this amazing itinerary can be as 'dragony' or 'hobbity' as you like.

Auckland to Queenstown Classic

14 days/13 night Journey from Auckland to Queenstown
Prices start from $NZ 2206 pp (low season, specific configuration)
Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Hotel 3 star

Interests: Classic driving tours, Classic driving tours, Classic driving tours

From the vibrant city of Auckland you’ll travel south to the spectacular mountains and thrilling adventures of Queenstown.  Along the way you’ll travel through heartland New Zealand, including the cultural mecca of Rotorua and quirky Wellington City in the North Island.  While in the South Island you have opportunities for wildlife encounters in Kaikoura and plenty of time to explore the inspiring city of Christchurch.

Queenstown to Queenstown Southern Journey

15 days/14 night Journey from Queenstown to Queenstown
Prices start from $NZ 3015 pp (low season, specific configuration)
Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Motels

Interests: The Hobbit & LOTR, The Hobbit & LOTR, The Hobbit & LOTR, Family Touring, Family Touring, Family Touring, Classic driving tours, Classic driving tours, Classic driving tours, National Parks, National Parks, National Parks, Scenic trains, Scenic trains, Scenic trains, Adventure, Adventure, Adventure, Walking & hiking, Walking & hiking, Walk

Starting and finishing in the 'adventure capital' of Queenstown This comprehensive South Island itinerary visits every South Island must see location including Milford Sound, Mt Cook National Park, Christchurch, Abel Tasman National Park and Nelson, and the West Coast Glaciers.