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What does anyone planning a visit to New Zealand need to know?

It requires more than just a few days; we recommend at least 2 weeks if you can. The country may be small but it is vast and the journey is just as important as the destination. Each travel leg holds some of the most stunning scenery. The roads take longer than expected when driving between destinations - give yourselves time so that the driving days are relaxed and enjoyable, with the ability to stop and enjoy the beautiful sights along the way.
It seems obvious, but New Zealand is a long way from most visitors' homes! Factor this into the planning process. Give yourselves 1-2 days on arrival in the country to catch your breath, stretch your legs and get over the jetlag.
There is something for everyone! Splurge a little you will be rewarded, splurge a lot and you will have a trip of a lifetime at little extra expense.

Check out our blogs

Take a look through our blogs for some great ideas on touring around New Zealand.

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.
So how does it work? Well 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. Our team of travel specialists are absolute experts at designing great New Zealand touring holidays. All you need to do is 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. We tailor make a proposed itinerary for you which you can tweak and adjust as much as you wish. 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 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. While you are here we also provide in country support and help if you need it.
So why work with us? Because we are dedicated to ensuring your New Zealand holiday experience is the best holiday experience you will ever have.