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Adventurous New Zealand self drive tour suggestions

New Zealand may just be the adventure centre of the world. Everything from heli-hiking and swimming with dolphins to plunging off an urban structure with nothing but rubber to arrest your fall is available here. If it's adventurous, we can add it to your itinerary. Add your preferred type of adventure to your NZ self drive experience with these suggested itineraries.

 

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TranzAlpine Train, New Zealand

The Essential South Island 9 day Tour

9 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Boutique lodges & hotels
 Interests: Luxury touring,National parks,Classic driving tours,Scenic cruises,Adventure,Honeymoon,Scenic flights
  This itinerary is one of our most popular South Island tours. In just 9 days capture the essence of the South Island's cities, lakes, mountains, fiords, glaciers and many more attractions.more
Hobbiton, Matamata, New Zealand

Lord of the Rings Scenic Explorer

14 days from Auckland to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Adventure,Family touring,The Hobbit & LOTR
  Explore the highlights of Middle Earth and the spectacular scenery made famous in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. You’ll enjoy visiting some of the filming locations for the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies. See Hobbiton Village. Drive through the Canterbury high country around Mt. Potts and Mt. Sunday, also known as Edoras. Driving through the Mackenzie country, near Mt Cook National Park, you’ll recognise many of the scenes and backdrops from the movies. And in Queenstown you’ll experience a half day Nomad Safari of the Scenes tour, visiting remarkable locations such as Forest of Lothlorien and the Ithilien Camp.  more
Hobbiton, Matamata, New Zealand

14 Day Christchurch to Auckland Must Do Tour

14 days from Christchurch to Auckland

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Scenic flights,Adventure,Wildlife & nature,Family touring
  This 2 week tour starting in Christchurch takes you to the must see destinations in the North and South Island.  Along the way you’ll discover for yourself why these places are so special, with a range of wonderful activities included so you can immerse yourself in the scenery and culture of New Zealand, prepare to have fun!more
TranzAlpine train journey, New Zealand

30 Day Ultimate Explorer Tour of New Zealand

30 days from Auckland to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Scenic flights,Food & wine,Maori culture,Adventure,Scenic trains,Wildlife & nature,Scenic cruises
  The ultimate New Zealand explorer tour, from Cape Reinga at the top all the way south to Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound, this tour has something for everyone.  You’ll begin your adventure in Auckland, where you travel north to the beautiful Bay of Islands.  From there you will gradually journey south, with time to get to know the places you visit and enjoy an amazing range of included activities to make sure you experience New Zealand’s adventure, wildlife and culture.  Highlights of the North Island include snorkelling in the Coromandel Peninsula, a scenic flight in the Bay of Islands and a wine tour in the Hawkes Bay.  In the south there is plenty of adventure and multiple wildlife encounters, including penguins, whales and seals to name a few of the unique creatures you’ll meet.more
Lindis Pass, New Zealand

Auckland to Christchurch 16 day Explorer

16 days from Auckland to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Hotel 4 star
 Interests: Classic driving tours,Adventure
  Travel the heart of the North Island exploring Auckland City, Rotorua and Wellington before crossing to the South Island. Continue down the east coast through Marlborough, Kaikoura and Christchurch before crossing the plains and into the Southern Alps and Mt. Cook. The alpine resort of Queenstown is next before heading north through Wanaka and onto the West Coast Glaciers. Return to Christchurch via the Tranz Alpine train.more
Queenstown, New Zealand

16 Day Explorer Tour of New Zealand

16 days from Auckland to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Food & wine,Adventure,Scenic trains,Wildlife & nature,Family touring,Scenic cruises,Scenic flights
  Explore the highlights of New Zealand, from Auckland all the way south to Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound, this tour has something for everyone.  You’ll begin your journey with the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula.  From there you'll travel south enjoying an amazing range of included activities along the way.  Highlights of the North Island include snorkelling in the Coromandel Peninsula and a wine tour in the Hawkes Bay.  In the south there is plenty of adventure and forays into the pristine South Island wilderness, including visits to three national parks.more
Rotorua, New Zealand

The Volcanic Centre self drive tour

8 days from Auckland to Auckland

 Accommodation: Hotel 4 star
 Interests: Thermal parks and attractions,Classic driving tours,The Hobbit & LOTR,National parks,Maori culture,Adventure
  A tour through the heart of the North Island highlighting its incredible diversity. Experience the rich culture of Rotorua and its volcanic past and present with a trip by helicopter to White Island Volcano. Visit Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand and then the North Island's World Heritage area of Tongariro National Park. The tour finishes with a visit to the world famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and Aranui Cave before heading back to Auckland.more
Auckland City, New Zealand

21 Day Ultimate North Island Tour

21 days from Auckland to Auckland

 Accommodation: Boutique lodges & hotels
 Interests: Honeymoon,Food & wine,Adventure,Maori culture,Wildlife & nature,Luxury touring,Scenic flights
  This fabulous tour of the North Island captures everything that is special about the region.  You’ll visit beautiful beaches and bays in Northland and the Coromandel, the wine regions of Hawke’s Bay and Martinborough and the cultural heartland of Rotorua.  There is also time to explore our two largest cities, both vibrant but offering very different experiences.  In Auckland you’ll sail a yacht on the harbour and in Wellington visit the wildlife sanctuary within the city, home to some of our rarest wildlife.  There is so much to see and do during this holiday and when you’re tired after a day exploring, you’ll be greeted by your hosts at the welcoming lodges and bed and breakfasts that make up this package.more
Te Mata Peak, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

21 Day Northbound Encounter

21 days from Christchurch to Auckland

 Accommodation: Boutique lodges & hotels
 Interests: Adventure,Wildlife & nature,Luxury touring,Food & wine
  Visiting the highlights of New Zealand as well as a few hidden gems, this tour includes a great range of activities.  You’ll enjoy wildlife tours, scenic flights, glacier adventures, overnight cruises and so much more.  In the evenings you’ll relax at our favourite boutique lodges where your hosts will make you feel right at home.more
Queenstown, New Zealand

The Essence of New Zealand

14 days from Auckland to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Boutique lodges & hotels
 Interests: Maori culture,Wildlife & nature,Luxury touring,National parks,Scenic cruises,Adventure
  This 14 day itinerary ensures you get to experience the 'essence' of each island, from the City of Sails, to the golden sand beaches of the Coromandel and the adventure and culture of Rotorua. Then fly South to experience the Southern Alps, its mountains, lakes, fiords and unrivaled hospitality.more
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