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 prebooked accommodation each night
  • Maps, guides and local information

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Great 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 £1939
Christchurch Hagley Park

Gardens of New Zealand

Auckland | Hamilton | Wellington | Nelson | Queenstown | Christchurch

17 DAY - Self drive from £2809

Road and Rail

Auckland | Rotorua | Wellington | Queenstown | Christchurch

17 DAY - Self drive from £2199
Stewart Island

Feathers & Footprints

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

22 DAY - Self drive from £4229

New Zealand Grand Tour

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

14 DAY - Self drive from £1299
Marlborough Sounds

Gourmet Food & Wine

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

17 DAY - Self drive from £5055

In Search of Middle Earth

Auckland | Rotorua | Wellington | Nelson | Queenstown | Christchurch

18 DAY - Self drive from £3265

Self Drives in 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 £275
Te Puia

Touring the North

Auckland | Rotorua | Taupo | Napier | Wellington

6 DAY - Self drive from £545
Deluxe Hotels Rotorua Forest

Bike ‘n Hike North Island

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

11 DAY - Self drive from £2129
Kerosene Creek Rotorua

North Island Natural Wonders

Coromandel Peninsula | Rotorua | Taupo | Tongariro National Park

5 DAY - Self drive from £445

Sunset Trail

Auckland | Waitomo | New Plymouth | Wellington

6 DAY - Self drive from £705

Self Drives in 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 £785

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

More New Zealand Holiday Choices

From exciting guided tours, to independent self drive adventures.
Our experts can design the holiday that's right 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 self drives and other activities in New Zealand as well as international flights and stopovers around the world.

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