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Enjoy one of Pure Journey's classic self-drive of coach touring routes around New Zealand or Australia. These holiday tours ensure you get to see and experience some of Australasia's best scenery and attractions. Choose to visit both countries or just one. Australia is a vast country and although New Zealand is much smaller there are tricky roads and endless bush to contend with so knowing the right place to stop can be half the challenge. Our team of travel specialists will guide you through the selection process, making sure you have everything you need to enjoy your perfect vacation. 
New Zealand hosts stunning lakes, mountains, geothermal activity, and glaciers while Australia showcases golden sandy beaches, aquatic wonders rainforests, and the contrasting red deserts. Both countries are home to incredible native wildlife and offer cultural experiences and adventure that every generation can enjoy.

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  • 14 days/13 night Journey from Auckland to Queenstown
  • Prices start from NZD$4,040pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Motels
  • NZ Nationwide Self Drive
Classic driving toursFamily touringThe Hobbit & LOTRWildlife & nature

Travel north to south for two weeks exploring and experiencing Middle Earth's rugged beauty and magnificent vistas as captured in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies.

You’ll enjoy visiting some of the filming locations for the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies including Hobbiton Village near Matamata, and the Canterbury high country around Mt. Potts and Mt. Sunday which were transformed into Edoras. Driving through the Mackenzie country, near Mt Cook National Park, you’ll recognise many of the scenes and backdrops from the movies and in Queenstown you’ll experience a half day Nomad Safari of the Scenes tour, visiting remarkable locations such as Forest of Lothlorien and the Ithilien Camp.

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  • 14 days/13 night Journey from Auckland to Queenstown
  • Prices start from NZD$2,965pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Hotel 3 star
  • NZ Nationwide Self Drive
Classic driving toursFamily touringFood & wineThe Hobbit & LOTRWildlife & nature

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.

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  • 14 days/13 night Journey from Auckland to Queenstown
  • Prices start from NZD$2,964pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Hotel 3 star
  • NZ Nationwide Self Drive
Classic driving toursFamily touringFood & wineThe Hobbit & LOTRWildlife & nature

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.

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14 days Map
  • 14 days/13 night Journey from Auckland to Christchurch
  • Prices start from NZD$5,594pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Boutique lodges & hotels
  • NZ Nationwide Self Drive
Classic driving toursFamily touringWalking & hikingWildlife & nature

This 14 day itinerary ensures you get to experience the 'essence' of each island, from the City of Sails, to the golden sand beaches of the Coromandel and the adventure and culture of Rotorua. Then fly South to experience the Southern Alps, its mountains, lakes, fiords and unrivalled hospitality.

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10 days Map
  • 10 days/9 night Journey from Auckland to Auckland
  • Prices start from NZD$4,699pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Boutique lodges & hotels
  • NZ North Island Self Drive
Classic driving toursFamily touringLuxury touring

Starting with a relaxing break on Waiheke Island, you'll explore the boutique wineries on this balmy haven. You then journey south for a Coromandel Wilderness Adventure, Maori culture in Rotorua and the majestic mountains of Tongariro National Park as you hike the renowned Tongariro Crossing.

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  • 14 days/13 night Journey from Auckland to Wellington
  • Prices start from NZD$5,546pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Boutique lodges & hotels
  • NZ North Island Self Drive
Classic driving toursFamily touringFood & wineLuxury touringThe Hobbit & LOTRWildlife & nature

Take 14 days to explore the North Island. This itinerary covers the premier locations at a pace you will enjoy. Time to relax with the 'must see' activities taken care of. Stay in a superb selection of 5 star hotels, luxury and boutique lodges.

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14 days Map
  • 14 days/13 night Journey from Auckland to Wellington
  • Prices start from NZD$5,137pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Boutique lodges & hotels
  • NZ North Island Self Drive
Classic driving toursFamily touringFood & wineLuxury touringThe Hobbit & LOTR

Take 14 days to explore the North Island. This itinerary covers the premier locations at a pace you will enjoy. Time to relax with the 'must see' activities taken care of. Stay in a superb selection of 5 star hotels, luxury and boutique lodges.

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14 days Map
  • 14 days/13 night Journey from Auckland to Queenstown
  • Prices start from NZD$4,988pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Hotel 4 star
  • NZ Nationwide Self Drive
Classic driving toursFamily touringWalking & hikingWildlife & nature

From the vibrant city of Auckland you’ll travel south to the spectacular mountains and thrilling adventures of Wanaka and Queenstown. 

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13 days Map
  • 13 days/12 night Journey from Auckland to Queenstown
  • Prices start from NZD$3,116pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Hotel 3 star
  • NZ Nationwide Self Drive
Classic driving toursFamily touringWildlife & nature

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!

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10 days Map
  • 10 days/9 night Journey from Auckland to Wellington
  • Prices start from NZD$2,999pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Motels
  • NZ North Island Self Drive
Family touringThe Hobbit & LOTRWalking & hikingWildlife & nature

Spend 10 days in Middle Earth. This itinerary takes you to Mt Doom, Mordor, Hobbiton, and the Weta Cave...

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11 days Map
  • 11 days/10 night Journey from Auckland to Auckland
  • Prices start from NZD$2,628pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Motels
  • NZ North Island Self Drive
Classic driving toursFamily touringFood & wineThe Hobbit & LOTR

Explore the North Island's major visitor cities. After a day trip to beautiful Waiheke Island, travel south from Auckland via Rotorua and on to the art deco city of Napier. Then continue south for a night in picturesque Martinborough before you enjoy two nights in our vibrant capital Wellington. Take in the amazing scenery of the central North island returning to Auckland on board the Northern Explorer scenic train. This is a great value tour with plenty of time to explore the regions at your own pace.

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  • 14 days/13 night Journey from Auckland to Christchurch
  • Prices start from NZD$4,995pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Hotel 3 star
  • Escorted coach tour
Wildlife & nature

Wander up one of the forty eight volcanic cones that make up the rolling landscape of Auckland for panoramic city views. Relax at Oriental Bay, Wellington's golden-sand inner city beach. Amble alongside the Avon River, as it runs through the heart of Christchurch. Each of New Zealand's major cities offers something unique and charming.

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  • 14 days/13 night Journey from Auckland to Christchurch
  • Prices start from NZD$5,370pp (low season, specific configuration)
  • Accommodation style to this tour suggestion is Hotel 3 star
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Family touringWildlife & nature

From Auckland you’ll travel south all the way to Milford Sound.  Along the way you’ll marvel at the glow worm caves of Waitomo, experience rural life at Agrodome and explore our unique Maori culture at Te Puia and Tamaki Village.  After crossing the Interislander ferry to Picton you’ll head south to Christchurch, then on to Mt Cook National Park where you’ll spend a night at the Hermitage Hotel. Continue south to Dunedin, Te Anau and Milford Sound. Spend 2 nights in Queenstown with a special dinner at Walter Peak before crossing to the West Coast glaciers.  The final leg of your journey takes you back to Christchurch on board the Tranz Alpine scenic train.

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