Church on edge of Lake Tekapo, South Island New Zealand

The perfect time to explore North & South

Our most popular countrywide Road Trips

15 - 20 days is the ideal amount of time to see the best of the North & South Islands. Talk to our experts today to get your Road Trip designed to suit you perfectly.

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Auckland at night
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Food & wine, Maori culture, The Hobbit & LOTR
  • Motels
  • 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 to meet our unique wildlife in Kaikoura and Dunedin and marvel at the magnificent wilderness of Milford Sound.

  • Viewed 15 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$2,950
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Christchurch Gardens and Art Centre
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Food & wine, Scenic flights, The Hobbit & LOTR, Wildlife & nature
  • Motels
  • Explore the cities of Auckland, Rotorua and Wellington before embarking on a circuit of the South Island. The wineries of Marlborough, the whales of Kaikoura, the garden city of Christchurch and the mighty Southern Alps. The alpine adventure town of Queenstown awaits, before heading to the West Coast Glaciers. Return to Christchurch on board the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic train.

  • Viewed 13 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$3,179
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Rock formation in the Abel Tasman National Park
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Food & wine, Honeymoon, Luxury touring, Scenic flights, The Hobbit & LOTR, Thermal parks and attractions, Wildlife & nature
  • Boutique lodges & hotels
  • Starting in Auckland with time to truly explore the region’s natural features this tour then travels through the heart of the North Island by scenic train. The South Island beckons with a host of natural and scenic locations and inclusions. From Abel Tasman National Park's beaches to Kaikoura's whales to the West Coast's unique Glaciers and geology, the diversity is outstanding.   In the deep-south you’ll discover the wildlife of the Otago Peninsula and spend a night in the remote Doubtful Sound before returning to Queenstown.

  • Viewed 12 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$7,121
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Looking over Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Honeymoon, National parks, Scenic flights, Scenic trains
  • Motels
  • Explore Auckland, the City of Sails before venturing south to Waitomo and the world-famous glow worm caves. From here travel to Rotorua enjoying adventure activities Maori culture and maybe the Tarata Fishaway. Leaving the North island you will pass the capital of New Zealand, Wellington, renowned for its great craft beer, wind and the "beehive" government building. Once across the Cook Strait you'll pass the rich wildlife of the Kaikoura coastline, the canterbury plains, southern lakes and glacial areas. There are plenty of adventures on your journey and highlights might include a helicopter ride over the glacier, the TranzAlpine train or even a swim with the world's smallest wild dolphins.

  • Viewed 9 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$4,778
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Driving the Lindis Pass
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Honeymoon, National parks, Scenic flights, Scenic trains, The Hobbit & LOTR, Thermal parks and attractions
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Travel the heart of the North Island exploring Auckland City, Rotorua and Wellington before crossing to the South Island. Continue down the east coast through Marlborough, Kaikoura and Christchurch before crossing the plains and into the Southern Alps and Mt. Cook. The alpine resort of Queenstown is next before heading north through Wanaka and onto the West Coast Glaciers. Return to Christchurch via the Tranz Alpine train.

  • Viewed 6 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$3,838
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Aerial view over the Bay of Islands
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Honeymoon, Maori culture, Scenic flights, Scenic trains, The Hobbit & LOTR, Thermal parks and attractions
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Travelling through the heart of the North Island this tour allows you to see the incredible diversity that New Zealand offers. The South Island's mountains, lakes and glaciers and the North Islands rich Maori culture and its modern cosmopolitan cities.

  • Viewed 8 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$3,983
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Travel across New Zealand on the TranzAlpine train
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Maori culture, Scenic flights, Thermal parks and attractions, Wildlife & nature
  • Motels
  • From Christchurch you’ll first travel a loop of the lower South Island, including the iconic attractions of Mt Cook National Park, the alpine ‘Adventure Capital’ of Queenstown and the spectacular wilderness of the West Coast.  Crossing back to Christchurch on board the TranzAlpine scenic train, you then venture north.  Along the way explore the wonderful wildlife of Kaikoura, before crossing the Cook Strait to the North Island and the quirky capital city of Wellington. Travel through the central plateau to Rotorua and its bubbling mud pools and unique Maori culture before arriving into Auckland the ‘City of Sails’.

  • Viewed 6 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$3,029
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The beautiful landscape of Franz Josef Glacier
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Maori culture, Scenic flights, Thermal parks and attractions, Wildlife & nature
  • Motels
  • Explore the cities of Auckland, the tropical Bay of Islands, Rotorua and Wellington before embarking on a circuit of the South Island. The wine regions of Marlborough, the whales of Kaikoura, the garden city of Christchurch and the mighty Southern Alps. The Alpine adventure town of Queenstown awaits before heading to the West Coast Glaciers. Return to Christchurch on board the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic train.

  • Viewed 5 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$3,617
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Beautiful reflections on the Milford Sound
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Food & wine, Scenic flights, The Hobbit & LOTR
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  • From Christchurch you’ll first travel a loop of the lower South Island, beginning with the iconic TranzAlpine scenic train crossing the Southern Alps to the West Coast.  Highlights of the section of the trip include a scenic flight and snow landing on the remarkable West Coast glaciers and a spectacular cruise in Milford Sound.  Heading north you’ll enjoy a wine tasting tour in Marlborough, before crossing the Cook Strait to the North Island and the quirky capital city of Wellington. Travel through the central plateau to Rotorua and its bubbling mud pools and unique Maori culture before arriving into Auckland the ‘City of Sails’.

  • Viewed 6 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$4,163
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Explore the many incredible New Zealand vineyards
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Food & wine, Honeymoon, Luxury touring, National parks, Scenic flights
  • Boutique lodges & hotels
  • This 16 day itinerary follows a route through some of New Zealand's fantastic wine regions including the Hawkes Bay, Marlborough, Waipara and Central Otago, also included is an amazing scenic flight over the Queenstown with a private picnic lunch. Tour each region with local experts and also enjoy some of the must do activities. In the evenings retire to relaxing boutique lodges and hotels.

  • Viewed 10 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$7,579
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