Self Drive Tours Information
Our Self Drive Tours offer a wide variety of things to see and do during your trip. Check out our travel guides for plenty of travel inspiration and tips from our New Zealand Sky experts to create the perfect holiday for you.
A self-drive tour through New Zealand is a trip of a lifetime. Driving's the best way to see the country's spectacular scenery as you can do it all at your own pace, take photos whenever you want and explore places you might not get to see otherwise.
A self drive tour through New Zealand is a great way of seeing the country at your own pace, stay where you want for however long you want with the ability to explore the places that are of a great interest to you.
From the world’s second largest wine region and landscapes shrouded in geothermal activity, to contemporary cities and sweeping beaches, there’s much to see on an incredible road trip through New Zealand’s North Island.
The South Island offers a variety of things to see and do from beautiful landscapes, wonderful hiking spots, majestic mountains, whale watching to adrenaline fuelled adventures in Queenstown. Read on for more information to inspire your next New Zealand adventure.
Auckland's a haven for nature-lovers, surrounded by volcanic cones, rainforests, vineyards and a coastline fringed with black-and-white-sand beaches. See some top day trips accessible from this city base.
Christchurch is the centrepiece of, and gateway to the Canterbury region, renowned for its spectacular natural landscapes, wineries and range of winter and summer attractions. View our rundown of our favourite day trips.
New Zealand offers plenty of outdoor activities such as gentle walks or 3 to 5 day hikes with breath-taking views. Perhaps whale or dolphin watching cruises are more for you or a heart pumping bungy jump in Queenstown interests you. There is something to suit everyone.
There is a lot to consider when planning your trip of a lifetime to New Zealand. To help you we have put together an introduction guide of the important information, starting with the best time of year to go.
New Zealand has many awe inspiring sites to see from stunning glaciers, national parks, abundant wildlife and beautiful peaceful lakes. Choosing just a few is difficult but find our favourite sites which we have explored here.
South Island's vibrant and largest city, lies by the Pacific Ocean and majestic Canterbury Plains. Despite recent earthquake damage, subsequent regeneration efforts by residents has revealed ingenuity and fortitude in rebuilding the ‘Garden City’.
Travelling to New Zealand can be the adventure of a lifetime, and when it comes to planning this dream holiday, there’s a lot to consider, but we’ll provide all you need to know to make it happen.
Explore New Zealand's spectacular landscapes, from Kahurangi to Fjordland National Park, one of the largest preserved areas of land on the planet, discover the stunning waterfalls, mountains and rainforests...
Queenstown is New Zealand’s adventure capital, with something to keep outdoor-lovers happy all year round, from skiing, cycling and rafting to hiking, bungy jumping and sky diving. Use this base for day trips to historic gold mining towns, national parks and scenic sounds.
Wellington's a compact capital city with a diverse mix of European and Maori culture, shopping, food and a bustling harbour. And a great base for day trips to islands, nature reserves, vineyards and beaches.
New Zealand ranks highly in top travel spots, with lush rainforests, beautiful mountains and beaches, abundant wildlife and hot springs. Aim for three to four weeks, with options to tailor-make a perfect trip.
There are multiple ways to explore the spectacular country of New Zealand. No matter which you choose, a self-drive excursion, exploring by motorhome or an escorted tour, it’s bound to be an experience of a lifetime.
Little beats the charismatic North Island when it comes to tapping into New Zealand’s native Maori past, blissing out on ravishing white-sand beaches, and marvelling at volcanoes, geysers, and other geothermal wonders.
Prepare for a majestic mix of rugged coastlines, sparkling glaciers, forested mountains, arresting national parks, fabulous vineyards, and adrenaline-fuelled activities in New Zealand’s South Island - an outdoor wonderland roughly half the size of the UK.
New Zealand has it all, glaciers, fiords, volcanoes, coastline, plains and forests. The country's diverse geology and South Pacific location gives varied weather across the year. So, when is the best time to travel to New Zealand?
Visiting New Zealand? To really understand the country, learn about the indigenous Maori people who settled over 700 years ago. Here’s more about the culture and where to experience it in New Zealand.
If you’ve been inspired to take a Tolkien-themed holiday to New Zealand, then you’ll be pleased to know that there is a wealth of locations and other points of interest running the length of the country that can be visited.
Self Drive Tours Customer Stories
If you're needing a bit more inspiration for your Self Drive Tours, our customers have fantastic stories about their experience and tips on what to do or see. Come and find out what they thought of their New Zealand Sky holiday.
Inspired to visit New Zealand for the first time by friends living in Auckland, Chris and Alwena chose the Grand New Zealand self-drive tour. They loved the spectacular natural beauty of the island, enjoying stargazing at Mount Cook, the Glowworm Caves in TeAnau and a helicopter trip to the Tasmanian Glacier.
Spectacular scenery, delicious food and exciting activities, this couple loved their first trip to New Zealand. Their favourite moments were whale watching, an off-road trip in a gold mining canyon in Queenstown, visiting the spot where The Lord of The Rings was filmed and Peter’s flight in a glider over the mountains near Mt Cook.
This couple did the Length & Breadth of New Zealand Self-Drive, experiencing some of the most exciting things New Zealand has to offer. They began in Waitangi, learning about the culture of this beautiful island. They visited the stunning Hoikanga estuary, walked around a geothermal park, watched cricket in Wellington and viewed wildlife at Otago Peninsula. They loved cruising along a fjord surrounded by majestic mountains and waterfalls and their scenic helicopter flight to the top of the Franz Joseph Glacier.
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