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NZ Self Drive Road Trips - short tours

5 to 9 Day packages and ideas

Theses shorter tour ideas can be easily customized to suit you. We specialize in tailor-made New Zealand Road Trips & Tours, holidays and packages.
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  • Self Drive - South Island
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  • This Road Trip is an 8 Day Scenic exploration of the South Island's iconic locations. Visit Christchurch, Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook National Park, in the adventure-packed town of Queenstown, take a ride on the famous Shotover Jet Boat. Carry on to Te Anau & Fiordland National Park for a cruise on Milford Sound. Head through Wanaka to the West Coast Glaciers and then board the TranzAlpine scenic train to cross the incredible Southern Alps making your way back to Christchurch.

  • Viewed 35 times in the last 7 days
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  • Self Drive - South Island
  • Hotel 3 star
  • Starting in Christchurch, travelling into Mackenzie county and onto Mt Cook National Park. Then journey south via Queenstown to Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland National Park, another World Heritage site. From Te Anau you can take the day to drive the return trip along the stunning Milford Road to reach Milford Sound where you will take a scenic nature cruise. Then drive through Southland to Otago, stopping in Dunedin, the 'Edinburgh of the South' before heading back to Christchurch.

  • Viewed 15 times in the last 7 days
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  • Self Drive - South Island
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  • 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 11 times in the last 7 days
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  • Self Drive - South Island
  • 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 9 times in the last 7 days
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  • Self Drive - South Island
  • 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 10 times in the last 7 days
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  • Self Drive - North Island
  • Hotel 4 star
  • 7 Day tour from the City of Sails Auckland to Wellington, including the cultural destination of Rotorua, relax at beautiful 4-star hotels in the evening.

  • Viewed 17 times in the last 7 days
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  • Self Drive - North Island
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  • 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 6 times in the last 7 days
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  • Self Drive - North Island
  • Hotel 4 star
  • 6 Day best of the North tour including Auckland the 'City of sails' through to Wellington, with quality hotels to relax in at night.

  • Viewed 3 times in the last 7 days
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  • Self Drive - North Island
  • 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 Tamaki Maori Village and you’ll return to Auckland via the fascinating limestone formations and glow worm caves of Waitomo.

  • Viewed 4 times in the last 7 days
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  • Self Drive - North Island
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  • A tour through the heart of the North Island highlighting its incredible diversity. Experience the rich culture of Rotorua with a visit to Tamaki 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 3 times in the last 7 days
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