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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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Explore the lagoons in Abel Tasman National Park

Top of the South Island Self Drive Loop

10 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Boutique lodges & hotels
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Food & wine, Honeymoon, Luxury touring, National parks
  Visit the less explored upper South Island, home to amazing wildlife, including whales in Kaikoura and the delightful seal colony in Abel Tasman National Park.  In Blenheim, you’ll sample the region’s best known export, the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc before heading south to the West Coast and Punakaiki Rocks.  You return to Christchurch via Arthur’s Pass National Park, where you stay at the Wilderness Lodge an amazing place to discover natural New Zealand and experience life on a high country station.more
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Pancake Rocks, West Coast, New Zealand

14 Day South Island Wilderness Encounters Tour

14 days from Christchurch to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Hotel 4 star
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature
 This 14 day tour explore the best of the South Island's walks and adventures and visits 5 National Parks plus lots more outstanding wilderness areas. more
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Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, New Zealand

Auckland to Christchurch 12 day highlights

12 days from Auckland to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Hotel 3 star
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, National parks
  Travelling through the heart of the country you’ll journey past an incredible diversity of New Zealand landscapes and scenery.  From the North Island’s rich Maori culture and modern cosmopolitan cities you’ll venture south crossing the Cook Strait to the mountains, alpine lakes and glaciers of the South Island.  This tour is also flexible enough to add additional days onto if you have extra time.more
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TSS Earnslaw, Queenstown

Dunedin and Southern Lakes South Island Family Tour

6 days from Queenstown to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, National parks, Wildlife & nature
 Experience the mountains and alpine lakes of the South Island on this family tour, based from the Adventure Capital of Queenstown.more
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Glenorchy, mountain landscape

A Taste of the South self drive tour

8 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, National parks, Scenic trains
 One of our most popular tours this 8 day scenic route will give you a wonderful 'taste' of the South Islands beauty and diversity. Visit its two largest cities of Christchurch and Dunedin, Lake Tekapo and Mt Cook National Park, the gateway to Fiordland National Park, Te Anau. Then Queenstown's excitement and adventure before heading north to the unique West Coast Glacier region. Finally cross the Southern Alps on board the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train back to Christchurch. A fitting end to your 'taste of the south'.more
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Maori culture, Rotorua, New Zealand

North Island Spectacular

13 days from Auckland to Wellington

 Accommodation: Boutique lodges & hotels
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, National parks, Scenic trains
  A comprehensive North Island tour exploring from Cape Reinga in the north,  to the charming capital city of Wellington in the south. Along the way you’ll have travel at a relaxed pace and experience welcoming hospitality as some of the best boutique lodges.  Highlights include the Bay of Islands cruise, Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach tour. In Rotorua you’ll take a tour by float plane to the Waimangu Valley and enjoy a visit to Mitai Maori Village including dinner.more
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Kaikoura Coastline

Queenstown to Queenstown South Island highlights

16 days from Queenstown to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, National parks
  Starting and finishing in the 'adventure capital' of Queenstown This comprehensive South Island itinerary visits every South Island must see location including Milford Sound, Mt Cook National Park, Christchurch and Akaroa, Kaikoura, Abel Tasman National Park and Nelson, Hanmer Springs and the West Coast Glaciers.more
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Crown Range Rd between Queenstown & Wanaka

Coast to Coast self drive tour

13 days from Christchurch to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Boutique lodges & hotels
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, Luxury touring
  Starting and finishing in Christchurch this tour visits Mt. Cook National Park, travels through the Southern Lakes region and into the deep south. Time to explore Dunedin and the wildlife of the Otago Peninsula before crossing the rich farmland of Southland toward Te Anau and Fiordland National Park. There is a full day to explore Milford Sound including a Real Journeys Nature Cruise. Then to Queenstown for two nights at the award winning Dairy luxury Hotel with time to relax or enjoy the countless activities on offer in the 'Adventure Capital'. The West Coast Glaciers are next and two nights allow time to enjoy one of the many guided walk options or scenic flights. Return to Christchurch aboard the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.more
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Hobbiton, Matamata, New Zealand

Lord of the Rings Scenic Explorer

14 days from Auckland to Queenstown

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, National parks, The Hobbit & LOTR
 Explore the highlights of Middle Earth and the spectacular scenery made famous in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies.more
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Te Anau, New Zealand

South Island Discoverer Wellington to Christchurch

16 days from Wellington to Christchurch

 Accommodation: Motels
 Interests: Adventure, Classic driving tours, Family touring, Honeymoon, National parks, Wildlife & nature
  Starting in the capital city of Wellington this tour begins with a cruise across the Cook Strait to the South Island. Explore Blenheim, Kaikoura and Christchurch before heading further south through Mt. Cook National Park to Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula. Te Anau and Fiordland beckon including a cruise on Milford Sound before heading to the adventure capital of Queenstown. Westland National Park and the unique West Coast glaciers offer a chance to explore before you return to Christchurch via the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.more
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