The Original NZ Self Drive Touring Company

New Zealand Self Drive Tours & Holidays

Over 200 NZ tours to inspire you

There is no better way to tour New Zealand than on a well organised self drive itinerary and our team of NZ specialists can help you find and create the perfect self drive tour or holiday. So if you want to explore Auckland, Bay of Islands, visit Hobbiton or Rotorua, taste some Hawkes Bay Wines, relax on the beaches and bays of Abel Tasman National Park, venture into the glacier and mountain country at Franz Josef or Mt. Cook, the adventure of Queenstown and pristine Milford Sound then let New Zealand Self Drive Tours show you the way.

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Skiers on the chairlift at The Remarkables
Ever skied in New Zealand?
Include a day on the mountain in your next self drive tour
Available from July to September (inclusive) we can add a day or two skiing or snowboarding into your self-drive holiday package.
Needing lessons? Equipment hire? Want to discover the Remarkables ski field or ski with the family at Cardrona Alpine Resort? Our Wanaka based travel consultants are experts in ski and here to answer any of your questions.
Browse our self-drive tours including Queenstown all customisable, you can simply ask and we will add a day at a ski resort of your choosing.
Find your tour by Interest

These New Zealand touring ideas are selected based on themes and interests. Our team of experts can also create a tailor made itinerary for you. So if you want to see a little bit of everywhere and do a little bit of everything get in touch today to start your plans.

Find Reassurance in our Covid Policy

In light of the global impacts of COVID-19, we continue to work with our partners to provide the greatest client flexibility in an ever-changing climate. Where itineraries need to change due to COVID-19 restrictions we will waive our amendment fees and work closely with third-party suppliers so that they do the same. Any payments you have made will be put into credit and held in trust until you are ready to make plans to travel again. Find out more in our FAQs.

Why choose New Zealand Self Drive Tours?

At NZSD we have built a business based on one simple belief - that every customer deserves excellent service and honest, accurate advice.
Since 2004 we have been creating New Zealand holidays for visitors from all over the world - in fact that's all we do! We are the absolute experts at creating great touring experiences across the North & South Islands.

How does it work?

  1. Our site contains over 200 great self drive itinerary ideas. You can see exactly where you are going, where you will stay and how much it will cost. But we also know that even with 200 great ideas such as these most visitors want something slightly different or something to suit them specifically - and that's where our team of travel specialists come in.
  2. We are absolute experts at designing great New Zealand touring holidays. Get in touch with us and one of the team will make contact and chat with you about the kind of experience you are looking for.
  3. Your specialist will tailor make a proposed itinerary for you which you can tweak and adjust as much as you wish.
  4. When you are happy with the plans you go ahead and book using our secure systems. A deposit payment is needed to book with the balance payment due just before you travel. We ensure everything is booked accurately, we ensure that all your timings work, and your itinerary is uploaded to our custom APP so you get lots of great information and features as you travel.
  5. While you are here we also provide in country support and help if you need it.

Why work with us? We are dedicated to ensuring your New Zealand holiday experience is the best holiday experience you will ever have.

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Recent Guest Testimonials

We have over 800 testimonials and feedback comments from prior guests - all published exactly as we receive them!
Take a look for yourself and understand why New Zealand self-drive tours are the original and best touring holiday company in New Zealand.

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Malcolm McPherson & Susan Dickens, Milford Sound Highlights Tour, Travelled on 13th March 2020

Wow what a trip I have travelled the world and this New Zealand trip is right at the top. People so friendly, country is sensational. Do TSS Earnshaw at Queenstown. Thank you Victoria excellent work.

Gundula Guldner and Brita Entwistle, 8 Day Boutique Northland Tour, Travelled on 23rd September 2020

Just recently my goddaughter and I did the 8-day Boutique Tour of Northland NZ. I can’t praise Shelley enough for the work she has done for us. Before our trip, we had to change the itinerary a few times and it never was a problem. As this trip was for a special birthday I even received flowers and a Happy Birthday balloon and wishes on the day to our accommodation. That was a fantastic surprise. All accommodation we stayed in were exceptional and the activities booked filled in our days nicely. I definitely will look into more trips with Shelley and NZ Self Drive Tours.

Larry & Brenda Mueggenborg, North Island - Hobbits, Caves and Coast, Travelled on 11th March 2020

Our holiday in New Zealand was a 40th Wedding Anniversary present to ourselves. We sent Louise Barrett a list of our interests and she developed the perfect itinerary for us. The accommodations were exceptional. Each stop was planned to give us adequate time to drive there, get settled in, and attend our event. Unfortunately, the COVID 19 virus interrupted our plans and caused us to miss the last 2 days of our itinerary. Louise secured accommodations in Auckland for us so we could return home. Louise's efforts were above and beyond while we scrambled to change flights for return. NZ self-drive tours are an exceptional company and Louise is an exceptional agent. Her attention to details, and her caring for us and our holiday made this the best holiday either of us could remember. Since our holiday was cut short (through no fault of the company), we will be coming back to NZ, and you can rest assured we WILL be using NZ self-drive tours again. Thank you for an absolutely wonderful holiday and the individual attention you provided us.