Self-drive holiday tours offer unparalleled freedom to discover New Zealand’s hidden gems at your own pace.

Self-drive holiday tours are the best way to experience the unparalleled beauty and diverse landscapes of New Zealand, providing the freedom and flexibility to explore at one’s own pace. Unlike guided tours, self-driving allows travelers to stop whenever they wish, whether it’s to capture a photo of the misty fjords of Milford Sound, to hike through the emerald valleys of Tongariro National Park, or to marvel at the geothermal wonders of Rotorua.

One of the most popular self-drive routes is the journey from Auckland to Queenstown, which encapsulates the essence of New Zealand’s North and South Islands. This route offers an opportunity to explore the golden beaches of the Coromandel Peninsula, the cultural hub of Wellington, the majestic peaks of the Southern Alps, and the adventure capital of Queenstown. Along the way, drivers can detour to other iconic sights such as the glowworm caves of Waitomo or the tranquil waters of Lake Tekapo.

Explore the Self Drive Way:


Coromandel Peninsula Loop

Depart from Auckland and circle the Coromandel Peninsula, renowned for its beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, and the famous Cathedral Cove. Return to Auckland after exploring the peninsula’s natural wonders.

Nelson to Golden Bay

Start your journey in Nelson, known for its vibrant arts scene and beautiful beaches. Continue to Golden Bay, where you can explore the Farewell Spit, a nature reserve home to many bird species, and the crystal-clear waters of Te Waikoropupu Springs.

Lake Tekapo to Mount Cook

Begin in the tranquil town of Lake Tekapo, famous for its turquoise lake and the Church of the Good Shepherd. Enjoy stargazing in the International Dark Sky Reserve.