New Zealand Self Drives

Explore the North and South Islands at your own pace

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New Zealand Self Drive Holidays

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 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

All of our self drives can be booked with flights and arrival hotels for a complete holiday package. Talk to a New Zealand Expert to start planning your adventure.

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Self Drive Holidays in New Zealand

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

Hokitika Gorge, South Island

New Zealand Grand Tour

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

Self Drive Holiday 14 days from £1315
Cathedral Cove, Coromandel

Ultimate New Zealand

Auckland | Rotorua | Napier | Wellington | Franz Josef | Wanaka | Queenstown | Christchurch

Self Drive Holiday 22 days from £1895

In Search of Middle Earth

Auckland | Rotorua | Wellington | Nelson | Queenstown | Christchurch

Self Drive Holiday 18 days from £3225
Boutique Hotels

New Zealand by Road & Rail

Auckland | Rotorua | Wellington | Queenstown | Christchurch

Self Drive Holiday 17 days from £2169
Tranzalpine Train
Marlborough Sounds

Gourmet Food & Wine

Auckland | Rotorua | Napier | Wellington | Marlborough Sounds | Kaikoura | Christchurch | Oamaru | Arrowtown

Self Drive Holiday 17 days from £4499
Classic Wine Trail

Gardens of New Zealand

Auckland | Hamilton | Wellington | Nelson | Queenstown | Christchurch

Self Drive Holiday 17 days from £2879
Boutique Hotels
Stewart Island

Feathers & Footprints

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

Self Drive Holiday 22 days from £3935
Boutique Hotels

Singapore & New Zealand

Singapore | Auckland | Rotorua | Franz Josef | Christchurch

Holiday Idea 28 days from £2209

New Zealand & Dubai

Dubai | Auckland | Rotorua | Wellington | Queenstown | Dunedin | Christchurch

Holiday Idea 18 days from £1495

Shorter New Zealand Self Drives

North and South Island explorations, which you can include in a longer New Zealand holiday.


Touring the South

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

Self drive 8 days from £799

South Island Experience

Dunedin | Invercargill | Te Anau | Queenstown | Christchurch

Self drive 11 days from £1395
Te Puia

Touring the North

Auckland | Rotorua | Taupo | Napier | Wellington

Self drive 6 days from £529
Geothermal Highway
Kerosene Creek Rotorua

North Island Natural Wonders

Coromandel Peninsula | Rotorua | Taupo | Tongariro National Park

Self drive 5 days from £465
Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

Auckland | Waitangi | Hole in the Rock Cruise

Self drive 3 days from £269
Rotorua Forest

Bike ‘n Hike North Island

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

Self drive 11 days from £2125
Boutique Hotels

Bike 'n Hike South Island

Christchurch | Oamaru | Queenstown | Wanaka | Lake Tekapo

Self drive 12 days from £2415
Boutique Hotels
Cape Kidnappers

North Island Golf Trail

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

Self drive 11 days from £2125
Boutique Hotels
Jack's Point Golf Course, Queenstown

South Island Golf Trail

Christchurch | Lake Tekapo | Queenstown | Wanaka | Christchurch

Self drive 11 days 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.

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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 & Flexibility

With FREEDOM, you can vary your self drive route to suit your plans. 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 one of our Travel Experts 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, and can be booked with your international flights to New Zealand and stopovers around the world.

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