NZ Self Drive Road Trips - short tours

5 to 9 Day packages and ideas

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Explore south island mountain landscape
  • South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, National parks, Scenic flights, Scenic trains, Thermal parks and attractions
  • Motels
  • One of our most popular tours this 8 day scenic route will give you a wonderful 'taste' of the South Islands beauty and diversity. Visit its two largest cities of Christchurch and Dunedin, Lake Tekapo and Mt Cook National Park, the gateway to Fiordland National Park, Te Anau. Then Queenstown's excitement and adventure before heading north to the unique West Coast Glacier region. Finally cross the Southern Alps on board the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train back to Christchurch. A fitting end to your 'taste of the south'.

  • Viewed 83 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$1,689
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Try Kayaking in Milford Sound
  • South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, National parks, Scenic cruises, Scenic flights, Thermal parks and attractions, Wildlife & nature
  • Motels
  • Starting in Christchurch, travelling into Mackenzie county to Lake Tekapo. You will pass Lake Pukaki with views of Mt Cook on route to Queenstown.  Your first night in Queenstown you'll cruise Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Station for a farm show and gourmet BBQ.  From Queenstown you will enjoy a spectacular flight to Milford Sound.  Once in Milford sound you will take a scenic nature cruise, before flying off to Mt Aspiring National Park for the amazing Dart River Safari. Next day you will be travelling north stopping at Franz Josef before heading back to Christchurch via the Tranz Alpine Train.

  • Viewed 33 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$2,482
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Take a cruise on Doubtful Sound
  • South Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, National parks, Scenic cruises, Scenic flights, Scenic trains
  • Hotel 4 star
  • One of our most popular tours this 8 day scenic route will give you a wonderful 'taste' of the South Island’s beauty and diversity. Visit its two largest cities, Christchurch and Dunedin, Mt Cook National Park and Te Anau the gateway to Fiordland National Park. You then experience the excitement of Queenstown before heading north to the unique West Coast Glacier region. The finale to this tour is crossing the Southern Alps on board the TranzAlpine Scenic Train as you return to Christchurch.

  • Viewed 24 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$2,380
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Maori meeting house in Rotorua
  • North Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Honeymoon, Maori culture, The Hobbit & LOTR, Wildlife & nature
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Explore the North Islands major visitor cities from Auckland the ‘City of Sails’ to Rotorua the Maori culture capital and the art deco city of Napier and finally the quirky capital city of Wellington. Along the way you’ll pass through the picturesque landscapes and small towns of rural New Zealand.

  • Viewed 42 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$1,464
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Sunset over Lake Taupo
  • North Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Maori culture, Scenic cruises, Wildlife & nature
  • Motels
  • Travel through the heart of the North Island on this short 'highlights' New Zealand self-drive tour. From Auckland journey south through the Waikato countryside to Rotorua, the Maori culture capital of New Zealand. It’s then on to the Art Deco city of Napier in the Hawkes Bay, home to New Zealand’s oldest vineyards.  The final leg of your whirlwind tour of the North Island takes you past sheep farms and wineries as you travel through the Wairarapa region to your final destination, the capital city of Wellington.

  • Viewed 32 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$985
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Lake Matheson on the West Coast
  • South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Maori culture, Scenic flights, Wildlife & nature
  • Motels
  • From Christchurch you’ll journey south through the Mackenzie high country and past turquoise waters of Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki before arriving into Mt. Cook National Park.  You’ll then enjoy two nights in Queenstown surrounded by spectacular mountain vistas.  Its then on to the West Coast glaciers, where there’s time for a scenic flight if you choose.  The final leg of your travels takes you along the rugged coastline to Greymouth where you board the TranzAlpine for your scenic train journey back to Christchurch.

  • Viewed 14 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$1,476
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St Claire Beach, Dunedin
  • South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, National parks, Scenic flights, Scenic trains
  • Hotel 3 star
  • This 8 day scenic route will give you a wonderful 'taste' of the South Island’s beauty and diversity. Visit its two largest cities, Christchurch and Dunedin, Mt Cook National Park and Te Anau the gateway to Fiordland National Park. You then experience the excitement of Queenstown before heading north to the unique West Coast Glacier region. The finale to this tour is crossing the Southern Alps on board the TranzAlpine Scenic Train as you return to Christchurch.

  • Viewed 27 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$1,743
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The vibrant Champagne Pool in the Rotorua geothermal area
  • North Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Food & wine, Honeymoon, Maori culture, National parks, Scenic cruises, The Hobbit & LOTR, Wildlife & nature
  • Hotel 4 star
  • Explore the North Islands major visitor cities from Auckland the ‘City of Sails’ to Rotorua the Maori culture capital and the art deco city of Napier and finally the quirky capital city of Wellington. Along the way you’ll pass through the picturesque landscapes and small towns of rural New Zealand.

  • Viewed 35 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$1,318
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Auckland harbour bridge in the 'City of Sails'
  • North Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Maori culture, National parks, Scenic flights, The Hobbit & LOTR
  • Motels
  • A tour through the heart of the North Island highlighting its incredible diversity. Experience the rich culture of Rotorua with a visit to Mitai Maori Village plus a full day to explore the thermal wonders. Visit Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand and then onto the world famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and Aranui Cave before heading back to Auckland.

  • Viewed 16 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$1,666
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Wander through the majestic Redwood forests of Rotorua
  • North Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Maori culture, National parks, Scenic cruises, Scenic flights
  • Motels
  • Explore the highlights of the North Island including the Bay of Islands and Rotorua, 2 of the most popular destinations.  In the Bay of Islands you’ll take a cruise amongst the many islands home to an abundance or marine wildlife, including dolphins which you might be lucky enough to see.  In Rotorua you’ll enjoy a thrilling cultural encounter at Mitai Maori Village and you’ll return to Auckland via the fascinating limestone formations and glow worm caves of Waitomo.

  • Viewed 20 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$1,871
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