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Specialised New Zealand Driving Routes, Self-Drive Tours

Drive the Royal Tour, the Classic NZ Wine Trail, or take Billy Connolly's New Zealand wide tour.

In 2002, Prime Minister Heken Clark spent five days show-casing New Zealand for Peter Greenberg, Chief Correspondent for the Travel Channel. The Royal Tour follows in their footsteps.

If you have taste for fine wine, six days following the Classic NZ Wine Trail might be just for you. The northen end of the wine trail begins in the Art Deco city of Napier in the Hawke's Bay. The trail heads south through the lush vineyards of the Wairarapa to Wellington City. Cross the Cook Strait to the beautiful, sunny Marlborough. The Marlborough region is the largest grape growing and wine making region in New Zealand.

During his recent tour of New Zealand, Billy Connolly traversed 8,500 kilometers. Follow in the all encompassing footsteps of Billy Connolly's grand tour of New Zealand, spanning from Kaitaia in the far north to Stewart Island—New Zealand's southern most island.

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Specialised New Zealand One-Way Trips - Driving Routes

Classic NZ Wine Trail Driving Route

Classic NZ Wine Trail (6 Days)
Start: Napier
Finish: Marlborough
Includes: Napier, Hastings, Martinborough, Wellington, Picton
Description: Follow the Classic NZ Wine Trail through the lush, wine-growing regions of New Zealand. Taste fine wines, tour breweries, visit wildlife sanctuaries and much more.

Royal Tour Itinerary

Royal Tour Itinerary (13 Days)
Start: Auckland
Finish: Queenstown
Includes: Wellington, Picton, Blenheim, Kaikoura, Hanmer Springs, Christchurch, Ashburton, Timaru, Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook Village, Twizel, Omarama, Queenstown
Description: Join the Right Honourable Helen Clark and the Travel Channels' Peter Greenberg on a 13-day Royal Tour of New Zealand.

Billy Connolly Drives New Zealand

Billy Connolly Drives New Zealand (18 Days)
Start: Auckland
Finish: Christchurch
Includes: Wellington, Picton, Blenheim, Kaikoura, Hanmer Springs, Christchurch, Ashburton, Timaru, Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook Village, Twizel, Omarama, Queenstown
Description: Follow Billy Connolly's recent tour of New Zealand. This extensive driving route provides a total view of the country, and takes in all the most significant attractions.


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