Coastal roads in New Zealand
Self-Drive Tours
Gimblett Graves Vineyard, Hawkes Bay
Winding coastal roads near Lake Wakatipu
Wide roads through Mackenzie Country
Driving through Milford Sound
Winding roads near Mount Cook
Kiwi signs in Tongariro National Park
Dirivng through the vineyards at Wither Hills
Baldwin Street, the steepest street in the world

Hear our customer's self-drive stories

A self-drive is one of our favourite ways to explore New Zealand - and it's popular with our customers too. Why not get some inspiration from people who have taken to the roads already? Our customers' stories offer all the ins and outs of embarking on a self-drive across New Zealand, and we're sure you'll get some great tips and recommendations from them.

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Chris & Alwena share their New Zealand holiday story

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.

Hazel & Peter share their New Zealand holiday story

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.

Nigel & Dorothy share their New Zealand Holiday Story

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.