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10 - 14 day NZ Road trip ideas

These NZ Road trip packages are ideal idea generators for your perfect self drive itinerary.

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Mirrored mountains on Lake Hayes in Queenstown
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Maori culture, Scenic cruises, The Hobbit & LOTR
  • Hotel 3 star
  • Travel south from the vibrant city of Auckland to the spectacular mountains and thrilling adventures of Queenstown.  Along the way you’ll experience heartland New Zealand, including the cultural mecca of Rotorua and quirky Wellington City in the North Island.  Then it's across to the South Island where you will enjoy opportunities for wildlife encounters in Kaikoura, plenty of time to explore the inspiring city of Christchurch, and plenty of chances to take in awe-inspiring alpine scenery and iconic adventure activities.

  • Viewed 54 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$2,955
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Wellington cable car
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Maori culture, The Hobbit & LOTR, Wildlife & nature
  • Motels
  • Explore the wonderful wildlife of Kaikoura and the aqua waters of Abel Tasman National Park, 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’. Continue north to the tropical Bay of Islands for a relaxing end to your New Zealand experience.

  • Viewed 30 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$2,587
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Visit the Hobbiton movie set from the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit films
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, National parks, Scenic flights, The Hobbit & LOTR
  • Motels
  • Explore the highlights of Middle Earth and the spectacular scenery made famous 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. See Hobbiton Village. Drive through the Canterbury high country around Mt. Potts and Mt. Sunday, also known as 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.  

  • Viewed 13 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$4,181
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Aerial view over Queenstown at dusk
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Honeymoon, Scenic cruises, Scenic flights, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature
  • Boutique lodges & hotels
  • 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 unrivaled hospitality.

  • Viewed 10 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$5,585
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Sunset over Mt Cook
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Food & wine, Maori culture, Wildlife & nature
  • Hotel 3 star
  • 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 spectacular scenery of Queenstown.

  • Viewed 9 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$2,374
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Wellington harbour at dusk
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Maori culture, Scenic cruises, Wildlife & nature
  • Hotel 3 star
  • Travelling through the heart of the country you’ll journey past an incredible diversity of New Zealand landscapes and scenery.  From the North Island’s rich Maori culture and modern cosmopolitan cities you’ll venture south crossing the Cook Strait to the picturesque Marlborough Sounds and wildlife mecca of Kaikoura.  With time to explore the major centres, this tour is also flexible enough to add additional days onto if you have extra time.

  • Viewed 9 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$2,000
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Visit the Hobbiton movie set in Matamata
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Adventure, Classic driving tours, Cycling, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Maori culture, National parks, Scenic cruises, Scenic flights, The Hobbit & LOTR, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature
  • Motels
  • This 2 week tour starting in Christchurch takes you to the must see destinations in the North and South Island.  Along the way you’ll discover for yourself why these places are so special, with a range of wonderful activities included so you can immerse yourself in the scenery and culture of New Zealand, prepare to have fun!

  • Viewed 10 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$4,329
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Beautiful architecture of a church in Dunedin
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Family touring, National parks, Wildlife & nature
  • Motels
  • This 14 day itinerary ensures you get to experience the essential must see destinations of each island. From the City of Sails to the golden sand beaches of the Coromandel and the adventure and culture of Rotorua, the wine regions of Napier and the capital of Wellington. Cross to the South Island and its rugged mountains, glaciers and lakes. A true classic driving tour, perfect to customise to your ideal holiday.

  • Viewed 11 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$2,814
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The beautiful Kaikoura countryside
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Cycling, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Maori culture, The Hobbit & LOTR, Wildlife & nature
  • Hotel 3 star
  • A highlights tour exploring the iconic attractions of New Zealand. You begin in the ‘Adventure Capital’ of Queenstown and finish in Auckland the 'City of Sails’.  Along the way you’ll visit Mt Cook National Park, Kaikoura and the wine region of Marlborough before crossing the Cook Strait to the North Island.  Highlights of the north include the Maori culture and thermal wonders in Rotorua and the harbour cities of Auckland and Wellington.

  • Viewed 8 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$2,498
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A stunning view over the Marlborough Sounds
  • North & South Island Self Drive
  • Classic driving tours, Family adventure packages, Family touring, Maori culture, Scenic flights, The Hobbit & LOTR, Wildlife & nature
  • Motels
  • A popular 11 day tour with a relaxed pace that allows plenty of time to explore the diverse New Zealand landscapes and scenery.  From the North Island’s rich Maori culture and modern cosmopolitan cities you’ll venture south crossing the Cook Strait to the picturesque Marlborough Sounds, wildlife mecca of Kaikoura and alpine village of Hanmer Springs.

  • Viewed 6 times in the last 7 days
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NZD$2,040
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