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Great Kiwi Road Trips

Planning your next New Zealand holiday, but not sure where to go? Have a look at our list of Kiwi Road Trips and get ready for a great holiday!

Whether you are in the country for a few days or weeks, there will be a road trip to suit everyone.

Simply decide which area you would like to visit, then click the link to see more information about the Kiwi Road Trips in that region.

We even have a few special Kiwi Road Trips for Lord of the Rings fans who are looking to explore Middle Earth.

Our Most Popular Road Trips

Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland is definitely a city worth spending some time in, you can climb the Auckland Bridge, see the Sky Tower or enjoy the theme park at Rainbow's End.

Auckland is also a great base from which to start a road trip. With Auckland as your starting point you can spend a few days travelling around the North Island: Relax in the thermal pools at Rotorua, explore the beaches of the Far North or travel down to the capital, Wellington.

Christchurch

Christchurch, New Zealand

If you are arriving in Christchurch for your New Zealand holiday, you can drive to many key areas like Hanmer Springs, Akaroa, Blenheim, Fox Glacier, Queenstown, Fiordland and Milford Sound.

A road trip to these destinations can take anywhere from 3 to 12 days to complete. Each of these Kiwi Road Trips offer a completely different view of the country, from the scenery of the coast to the adventure in Queenstown.

Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand

If you start your Kiwi Road Trip in Queenstown, you can take the scenic route up to Christchurch, or even all the way up to Auckland.

Another option is to take one of our return trips, which will either take you to Te Anau or Christchurch and then back to Queenstown. Each trip offers majestic scenery of mountains, lakes, glaciers and more.

Rotorua

Rotorua, New Zealand

If you are visiting Rotorua, a must do is the Kiwi Road Trip to Waitomo. The trip will take you to the Waitomo Caves, where you can huge limestone caverns filled with stalactites and glow worms, then on to Lake Taupo where you can fish for trout or relax in a hot pool before heading back to Rotorua.

There are many other road trips from Rotorua to choose from.

Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington is the perfect place from which to start your Kiwi Road Trip. With Wellington as your starting point, you can catch a ferry and travel around the South Island or see what the North Island has to offer.

Popular attractions include the Art Deco city of Napier, the boiling mud pools of Rotorua or the wine districts of Martinborough.

Lord of the Rings

Mt Olympus, New Zealand

Our Lord of the Rings road trips will take you to magical places such as Hobbiton, the Misty Mountains and even Edoras.

The Lord of the Rings was filmed in locations all across New Zealand, so get ready to see some spectacular scenery and don't forget your camera!

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ASB Foreign Exchange

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New Zealand Coach Tours

Find the Tour For You

Expert advice & best price on 200+ tours.

Luxury self drive tours

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Finest custom-made travel experiences.

New Zealand self-drive tours

NZ Self Drive Tours

Self drive tours provide freedom at your pace

Bluebridge Ferry

Bluebridge Ferry

Cross Cook Strait and enjoy Kiwi hospitality.