New Zealand Self Drive Itinerary Options:
New Zealand is a great country for driving. Traffic is generally light, roads are well maintained and the passing scenery makes every kilometre worthwhile.
To make it easy to plan your motoring holiday, we’ve researched the below popular New Zealand Driving Routes for you to use as a guide while planning your visit to New Zealand. These routes are fantastic to use if you are wanting an independent visit to New Zealand. If you are looking for a New Zealand Self Drive package where all sites, camp grounds and travel arrangements are taken care of for you please feel free to contact one of our friendly consultants and they would be more than happy to assist you with your enquire. Email now to email@example.com . Another popular form of Motorhome travel in New Zealand is to join a fully escorted New Zealand Group/Convoy Tour. Kiwistyle Travel have some fantastic options also available for this type of travel. These can be viewed on the below link or alternatively you can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org .
Popular New Zealand Driving Routes:
Christchurch – Fiordland – Christchurch -
Start Christchurch / Finish Christchurch
Recommended Length: 9 Days
Distance: 1859 km (1162 miles)
Prepare for a deep south journey that will fill your memory with mountain scenery and unusual eco experiences. Braided rivers are a feature of the drive to Oamaru, where you’ll see Moeraki’s weird spherical boulders. In Dunedin you’ll discover albatrosses, and historic architecture. The Catlins region, on the way to Invercargill, is a chance to meet the creatures of the wild south. Make the ferry crossing to Stewart Island for a close encounter with kiwis, then cruise Milford Sound before you kick up your heels in Queenstown. Mount Cook and glacial lakes are highlights of the return journey to
Auckland – Wellington – Auckland -
Start Auckland / Finish Auckland
Recommended Length: 10 Days
Distance: 2029 km (1268 miles)
This round trip will satisfy your desire to see the best of the North Island. The marine and urban entertainments of Auckland lead on to the simple, seaside pleasures of the Coromandel Peninsula. After a taste of Tauranga’s sunny lifestyle, you’ll be fascinated by the steaming fumeroles and roaring geysers of Rotorua. Gisborne and Napier are all about vineyards, surf beaches and Art Deco architecture, while Wellington is a cultural experience that mixes New Zealand heritage with contemporary creativity. Explore the mysteries of the Whanganui River before you browse the gardens and galleries of New Plymouth. The magical underworld of Waitomo demands your attention on the way back to Auckland.
Billy Connolly Drives New Zealand -
Start Auckland / Finish Christchurch
Recommended Length: 18 Days
Distance: 4055 km (2534 miles)
Billy Connolly's Tours from South to North During his tour of New Zealand in 2004,
Billy Connolly traversed 8,500km a lot of ground in a country that measures only 1600km in length. Now you can follow in Billy's foot steps. Take your own tour of the country and get to know it as well as the locals. Take your own 'World Tour' This extensive itinerary provides a total view of New Zealand, and takes in all the most significant sights and attractions. In the North Island you’ll discover beautiful beaches, kauri forests, caves and phenomenal geothermal activity. In the South Island the emphasis is on grand mountain scenery, adventure activities, historic architecture and wildlife encounters. Throughout the country there are vineyards and inspired restaurants to discover, while the cities present you with cultural entertainments and the chance to buy quality, locally made clothing, art works and home wares. By the end of your holiday, you ’ll know New Zealand from top to toe.