Coastal roads in New Zealand
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Gimblett Graves Vineyard, Hawkes Bay
Winding coastal roads near Lake Wakatipu
Wide roads through Mackenzie Country
Driving through Milford Sound
Winding roads near Mount Cook
Kiwi signs in Tongariro National Park
Dirivng through the vineyards at Wither Hills
Baldwin Street, the steepest street in the world

Self-Drive Tours - Hit the open road

Taking in the sights of the North and South Islands at leisure with a self-drive holiday that combines scenic views, gourmet treats and a relaxed pace is a wonderful experience. Grab yourself a car or motorhome and take to the road, driving along rugged coastline and through quirky towns on your tailor-made adventure.

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Enjoy the freedom and excitement of a self-drive tour

Fly-drive and self-drive holidays are ideal for the independent traveller who wants to seek out adventure at their own pace. Combining fun with flexibility, our selection of fly-drive trips really makes the most of the natural beauty of this varied and inspiring country.

With vast open roads, ever-changing scenery and amazing attractions along the way, a fly-drive New Zealand holiday is the perfect choice.

Provided with a road atlas and clear driving instructions, you’ll be left to roam this wonderful destination at your own pace for a relaxing trip that’s brimming with opportunities for exploration. Alternatively, we can tailor-make an itinerary to suit you – the ultimate New Zealand getaway that’s entirely personalised.

Why book a fly-drive holiday with New Zealand Sky?

  • The opportunity to explore at your own pace
  • Chance to explore some of the lesser-known areas in addition to the renowned attractions
  • A flexible way of travelling that is simple yet unique
  • Can be tailor-made to create a trip that’s personal to you
  • Thanks to New Zealand being relatively compact, you have the potential to see a large amount in a small period of time
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Self-driving Hanmer Springs area, Canterbury, New Zealand

A beginner’s guide to self-drive holidays in New Zealand

A self-drive tour through New Zealand is a trip of a lifetime. Driving's the best way to see the country's spectacular scenery as you can do it all at your own pace, take photos whenever you want and explore places you might not get to see otherwise.

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Driving in Tongariro National Park in New Zealand's North Island

Road tripping New Zealand's North Island

From the world’s second largest wine region and landscapes shrouded in geothermal activity, to contemporary cities and sweeping beaches, there’s much to see on an incredible road trip through New Zealand’s North Island.

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Mount Cook highway

Road tripping New Zealand's South Island

Wide open roads with a varying backdrop of snow-capped mountains, sweeping vineyards, sugary beaches and rugged shorelines – a road trip through New Zealand’s South Island will be one to remember.

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Road view, Mount Cook, Canterbury, New Zealand

Self-drive the best of New Zealand

A self drive tour through New Zealand is a great way of seeing the country at your own pace, stay where you want for however long you want with the ability to explore the places that are of a great interest to you.

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Couple hiking Lake Gunn, Fiordland, South Island, New Zealand

Planning for an incredible New Zealand adventure

Travelling to New Zealand can be the adventure of a lifetime, and when it comes to planning this dream holiday, there’s a lot to consider, but we’ll provide all you need to know to make it happen.

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Walking Routeburn Track, Fiordland National Park

Head out on one of these day trips from Queenstown

Queenstown is New Zealand’s adventure capital, with something to keep outdoor-lovers happy all year round, from skiing, cycling and rafting to hiking, bungy jumping and sky diving. Use this base for day trips to historic gold mining towns, national parks and scenic sounds.

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