New Zealand Self Drives

Explore New Zealand's North and South Islands at your own pace

New Zealand Self Drives

The freedom to explore at your own pace, with the comfort of a welcoming hotel at the end of each day. Our New Zealand self drive tours are designed to give you the maximum freedom with the minimum hassle. Our tours include:

  • A well planned, easy to follow route
  • A modern air conditioned car with unlimited mileage and no one-way fees
  • Standard or deluxe pre-booked accommodation each night
  • Maps, guides and local information

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New Zealand Self Drives

Explore New Zealand your way on an incredible self drive holiday, with all the hotels and activities pre booked before you go.

Abel Tasman

Ultimate New Zealand

Auckland | Rotorua | Wellington | Queenstown | Christchurch

22 DAY - Self drive from £1895
Christchurch Hagley Park

Gardens of New Zealand

Auckland | Hamilton | Wellington | Nelson | Queenstown | Christchurch

17 DAY - Self drive from £2879

Road & Rail

Auckland | Rotorua | Wellington | Queenstown | Christchurch

17 DAY - Self drive from £2169
Stewart Island

Feathers & Footprints

Auckland | Rotorua | Wellington | Kaikoura | Stewart Island | Christchurch

22 DAY - Self drive from £3935

New Zealand Grand Tour

Auckland | Rotorua | Taupo | Napier | Wellington | Franz Josef | Queenstown | Te Anau | Dunedin

14 DAY - Self drive from £1315
Marlborough Sounds

Gourmet Food & Wine

Auckland | Rotorua | Napier | Marlborough Sounds | Kaikoura | Christchurch

17 DAY - Self drive from £4499

In Search of Middle Earth

Auckland | Rotorua | Wellington | Nelson | Queenstown | Christchurch

18 DAY - Self drive from £3225

Self Drives in the North Island

From Auckland to Wellington and everything in between, explore New Zealand's North Island.

Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

Auckland | Waitangi | Hole in the Rock Cruise

3 DAY - Self drive from £269
Te Puia

Touring the North

Auckland | Rotorua | Taupo | Napier | Wellington

6 DAY - Self drive from £529
Deluxe Hotels Rotorua Forest

Bike ‘n Hike North Island

Auckland | Waihi Beach | Rotorua | Napier | Ohakune | Waitomo

11 DAY - Self drive from £2125
Kerosene Creek Rotorua

North Island Natural Wonders

Coromandel Peninsula | Rotorua | Taupo | Tongariro National Park

5 DAY - Self drive from £465

Sunset Trail

Auckland | Waitomo | New Plymouth | Wellington

6 DAY - Self drive from £692
Cape Kidnappers

North Island Golf Trail

Auckland | Karikari Peninsula | Rotorua | Taupo | Napier | Wellington

11 DAY - Self drive from £2125

Self Drives in the South Island

Discover the South Islands majestic Milford Sound, exciting Queenstown and much more!


Touring the South

Greymouth | Franz Josef | Queenstown | Te Anau | Dunedin | Christchurch

8 DAY - Self drive from £799

Bike 'n Hike South Island

Christchurch | Oamaru | Queenstown | Wanaka | Lake Tekapo

12 DAY - Self drive from £2415

South Island Experience

Dunedin | Invercargill | Te Anau | Queenstown | Christchurch

11 DAY - Self drive from £1395

South Island Golf Trail

Christchurch | Lake Tekapo | Queenstown | Wanaka | Christchurch

11 DAY - Self drive from £3059

Discover New Zealand With The Experts

From exciting guided tours, to independent self drive adventures, our experts can design the holiday that's right for you.

Free Planning Service

Tell us where you want to go and what you would like to do and we will create your perfect New Zealand holiday - at a price you can afford.

call us on 0333 234 3209 or
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for a New Zealand holiday designed for YOU

Self Drive Touring in New Zealand

As well as a great way to see the country, driving in New Zealand is a pleasure in itself. Wherever you go, the roads are quiet, distances relatively short and scenery spectacular.

New Zealanders drive on the left, as we do, and roads are wide and well maintained. Junctions and signs are similar to those in the UK and there is space to park almost anywhere!

Explore As You Go

With your hotel safely booked each night, you can spend the day exploring New Zealand’s beautiful countryside. There are natural wonders to discover, National Parks to visit and plenty of activities to keep you occupied.

New Zealand self drive or fly-drive holidays are also an excellent way to meet the locals – stopping off in a country town is a chance to chat as well as shop for supplies. New Zealanders are proud of their country and always pleased to tell you about it.

Choice and Flexibility

With Freedom Destinations, you can vary your self drive route to suit yourself. Our single island and twin island self drive tours are designed to make the most of the number of days shown but, if time permits, you can add extra days at any of the places or even add extra stops en route. Or, if you want to see even more of New Zealand, ask a New Zealand consultant to prepare a personal self drive itinerary for you.

Freedom Destinations self drive tours also offer a choice of accommodation. Our standard hotels and motels provide clean, comfortable en suite rooms in great touring locations. Deluxe self drives include a higher standard of accommodation in lodges, country houses and small boutique hotels, with breakfast and some dinners included.

Around the World

Freedom Destinations self drive holidays can be combined with other activities in New Zealand as well as international flights and stopovers around the world.

For more information and to book a driving holiday in New Zealand contact Freedom Destinations on 0333 234 3209 or enquire online.

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 website:

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.