Take to the Open Road

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New Zealand Road Trips

Compact and easy to get around, New Zealand makes a superb driving destination. You’ll find spectacular scenery around every corner and a warm Kiwi welcome wherever you stop. Choose from our:

  • Self Drives – exciting road trips with car and hotels pre-booked for you
  • Campervans – the best choice of vehicles and the best prices
  • Car Hire – with free one way hire between gateway cities

Whatever you choose, we’ll arrange pick-ups and drop-offs to suit you, plus discount flights and stopovers to complete an unforgettable driving holiday.

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New Zealand Driving Holidays

Discover the best of New Zealand on a spectacular driving adventure.

Create The Ultimate New Zealand Holiday

From exciting guided tours, to scenic rail journeys and cruises, our experts can design a holiday that's right for you.

New Zealand Driving Holidays

The size and scenic beauty of New Zealand makes it the perfect road trip destination. New Zealanders drive on the left as we do, and the roads are quiet, clearly signed and well maintained.

Self Drive Tours

Our self drive adventures start in New Zealand’s main cities and you can pick up your car in the city centres or at the airport before you head out onto the open road. You can combine them with other holiday options or join two or more for a longer self drive holiday.

Our carefully planned self drive tours will help you get the most out of your holiday. The travel pack you receive on arrival includes a day-by-day itinerary, maps and local information so you can plan each day’s sightseeing and activities. Hotels are pre-booked for you, so you receive a comfortable bed and a warm kiwi welcome at the end of the day.


Travel in comfort and style in our range of quality campervans carefully selected from the best New Zealand has to offer. From campervans perfect for one or two, to full size motorhomes suitable for the whole family, your Freedom consultant will help find the campervan that is right for you. Throughout New Zealand you will find clean, well equipped campervan parks with powered sites and modern amenities, often in stunning locations.

Car Hire

For part, if not all of your stay in New Zealand, a rental car gives you the added freedom to explore at your own pace. Driving conditions are excellent, roads are wide and well-maintained and once outside the city, you are likely to have the road to yourself.

We’ve teamed up with Hertz, renowned internationally for quality and value, to bring you a great choice of cars with locations right across New Zealand that are convenient for you.

Top New Zealand Road Trips

All these top New Zealand road trips and more are available through Freedom Destinations.

Ultimate New Zealand

A superb  journey around the North and South Islands with time to stop and explore the beautiful cities of Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch,  the natural wonders of  Rotorua, and the wine region of Marlborough.

New Zealand Grand Tour

Combine touring the North and South Islands for an action packed two week adventure around the whole of New Zealand.

Touring the North

A 6 day tour from Auckland to Wellington via Napier, Lake Taupo and the steaming geysers and springs of the Rotorua thermal region.

Touring the South

A tour around the breathtaking coastal vistas and dramatic mountain scenery around New Zealand’s remote South Island.

Bay of Islands

A 3 day journey to the beautiful Bay of Islands which can be easily added to a 2 or 3 week self drive itinerary.

For more information on driving holidays in New Zealand contact Freedom Destinations on 0333 234 3209 or enquire online.

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Coronavirus – Notice for Customers

We are currently contacting all customers whose holiday may be affected by the current travel restrictions in place due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

For the latest Government advice regarding travel to any particular country please visit the Gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Great Prices for 2020 & 2021

Whether you’re looking to get away this year or next, hotels are now offering some great prices and airlines incredible deals for both 2020 and 2021.

Cancellation Guarantee

So you can enjoy these low rates without risk, we have introduced a Price & Cancellation Guarantee. On all new bookings from 14th March 2020 we are offering:

Full Refund or Free Re-Booking - if you have to cancel your holiday or part of it due to UK government recommendation not to travel.

Free Change of Date or Destination - if foreign government action prevents access to their country or region.*

Freedom Expertise

At Freedom Destinations you have expert help at the end of the phone, so you can book with confidence knowing you have great support and full financial protection whatever happens.

Call us today on 0333 003 8043 or enquire online.

* Changes must be booked with same airline if flights have been paid. All changes subject to availability and seasonal surcharges and standard terms and conditions apply.