Is there anything better than heading off on a great kiwi road trip… whether you grab your mates or just go with your bestie; pack up the car, put on your favourite tunes, and head off on one of our great road trip packages.
All holidays can be tailored to include car hire if you’re heading off to a different region, plus choose from a whole range of other options to really make it a stand out trip of a lifetime.
Wellington – Martinborough – Napier Road Trip
Start your journey at the bottom of the North Island exploring Wellington. Wellington – a capital city of natural beauty. A vibrant city with a buzzing art, music, theatre and restaurant scene, designer and boutique shopping, Wellington is also home to the New Zealand Parliament and the national museum, Te Papa. Then head north to Martinborough. Martinborough is famous for its 20-odd vineyards, most within walking or cycling distance of the village square. It is packed with colonial charm and criss-crossed with walking and cycle tracks to explore. Then travel 3 and a half hours to Napier. Napier is located on the coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is the centre of the Hawkes Bay region known for its well-established vineyards and award winning wines.
5 nights – prices from $650 pp
Scenic East Cape
Take one of the best of New Zealand road trips – the Scenic East Cape. Always on many of New Zealanders to do lists. Get off the beaten track and take a relaxed road trip along East Cape stopping in the many hidden bays and heritage sites along the way.
5 nights – prices from $845 pp
Auckland – Waitomo Caves – New Plymouth – Wellington Road Trip
Start your road trip off in Auckland, “the city of sails”. Auckland is a vibrant cosmopolitan city with a busy nightlife, world-class restaurants, bush-clad mountain ranges and diverse neighbourhoods to explore. Then travel south to the spectacular Waitomo Caves. Each year 250,000 people come to Waitomo to see the famous limestone caves. Fred Mace, a Government surveyor from Otorohanga, and local Maori farmer Tane Tinorau, discovered the caves in 1887. Continue south to New Plymouth. New Plymouth is the major city of the Taranaki region. The region on renowned for its consistent surf and black sand beaches and of course Mt Taranaki, which is shaped like a perfect cone. Keep travelling south to the capital of New Zealand, Wellington. A vibrant city with a buzzing art, music, theatre and restaurant scene, designer and boutique shopping, Wellington is also home to the New Zealand Parliament and the national museum, Te Papa.
6 nights – prices from $930 pp
Auckland – Bay of Islands – Coromandel
Discover some of the best spots that the upper North Island has to offer. Start in Auckland the vibrant cosmopolitan city with a busy nightlife, world-class restaurants, bush-clad mountain ranges and diverse neighbourhoods to explore. Then travel up the North Island to the beautiful Bay of Islands. A coastline of golden beaches and rocky outcrops circles the stunningly beautiful Bay of Islands. Scattered with 150 islands, this region with its blue-green ocean, golden beaches and abundant wildlife, is renowned as a maritime adventure playground. Travel back down through Auckland to the Coromandel. The Coromandel is one of New Zealand’s best-loved holiday destinations. The rugged volcanic hills are cloaked in native rainforest, and more than 400 kilometres of spectacular coastline promises you can find the beach of your dreams. Retrace your journey back to Auckland.
7 nights – prices from $1,520 pp
Top Instagram Spots of the North Island
Take this 11-day tour through the North Island discovering the best “Instagram Spots” that have been flooding your feed. From the pounding black sand beaches of West Auckland and lush forest canopies of the Coromandel to the barren rocky landscapes of Tongariro National Park and the buzzing cosmopolitan of Wellington. Visit Waiheke for the gram worth photo at best NZ wineries, handstand under the grand Cathedral Cove, wander the many airy paths of the Redwood Forest or get “that” photo inside the world-famous shire of Hobbiton. This tour will take you to the best of the best spots.
10 nights – prices from $1,660 pp
South Island Wildlife Trip (7 days)
Explore some of the South Island’s significant locations for wildlife on this self-drive trip.
Start your wildlife tour off in Christchurch where entry to both Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and the International Antarctic Centre is included. Head south for a stay in Oamaru, known for its blue penguins, where you join a guided tour of the penguin colony. Carry on down the east coast to Dunedin. The Otago Peninsula offers close encounters with wildlife including penguins, albatross, seals and pelagic birds. Enjoy a wildlife tour with great opportunities to photograph the local wildlife. Dunedin marks the start of your journey on the Southern Scenic Route, travelling south through small towns and rural communities into The Catlins Forest Park. The Catlins are home to an abundance of wildlife and Nugget Point is a stunning place to view seals and penguins.
Finish your wildlife trip travelling through some of the most lush and fertile farmland in the country to arrive in Invercargill, New Zealand’s most southern city.
6 nights – prices from $990 pp
Coast and Alps Explorer (7 days)
Start your 7-day adventure with an overnight in Christchurch. Depart Christchurch on the Tranz Alpine train for a scenic rail journey through the splendour of the Southern Alps to the West Coast.
On arrival to Greymouth, collect your rental car and spend the next 5 days tasting wine, cruising the Marlborough Sounds, and spotting Whales off the coast of Kaikoura. See the best of the best with plenty of time to spare.
6 nights – prices from $1,640 pp
South Island Loop
Discover the best of the South Island by taking this classic loop encompassing the best spots of the South. See the creative way Christchurch is rebuilding, drive the beautiful west coast through farmland and rainforest, soak in the dramatic scenery of snow-capped mountains and glacial lakes and travel through the alpine landscapes and distinctive countryside.
9 nights – prices from $1,260 pp
Top Instagram Spots of the South Island
Have you got two weeks to spare to see the best of what New Zealand has to offer? Take this 13 day tour through the South Island discovering the best “Instagram Spots” that have been flooding your feed. Think bathing in cedar tubs overlooking mountains, wandering along ledges overlooking lakes and mountains, or simply sipping on a Sauvignon Blanc amongst vineyards in the best-known wine region of New Zealand. See the lazy seals bathing in the sun, jump into the turquoise waters of glacial lakes, pose in front the towering cliff faces of Milford Sound or walk on some of the best tracks in the world and take in the for ever changing scenery of the South. From the Canterbury plains to the blue lakes, the towering snow-capped mountains to the rugged wilderness of the Catlin’s – there are endless opportunities for that gram worthy shot.