Kiwi Road Trips

Kiwi road trips are as much about the character of the road as are the people travelling them. There’s just something about the open road, it’s as if it has a life of its own, one stretch may be smooth and curvy while the next is dark and brooding. From adventure-strewn paths forged on gravel back roads to aimless driving amongst the vines of world-class wineries, New Zealand is a country pleading to be explored.

Queenstown to Mount Cook:

After all the amazing adventure activities in Queenstown, you will pass captivating vineyards, enchanting lakes and mountains, pausing for a spot of fishing before arriving at Mount Cook for skiing and unforgettable scenery.

Queenstown to Arrowtown:

A short trip out of the stunning alpine resort of Queenstown will take you to the quaint village of Arrowtown, as you pass over roaring rivers and lakes and around snow-capped mountains. A charming journey between two gorgeous towns

Wellington to Kaikoura:

From this country’s ‘best little capital’ to a town famous for whale watching and wildlife, your journey will take you across the Cook Strait and through the striking Marlborough Sounds on a relaxed and remarkable trip.

Kaikoura to Christchurch:

Check out the amazing wildlife in Kaikoura before embarking on a smooth drive through the quaint township of Hanmer Springs, past indulgent vineyards and olive groves before arriving in the historic and charming city of Christchurch.

Christchurch to Mount Cook:

From the interesting mixture of lifestyle and culture in the historic city of Christchurch to the highest peak in Australasia, this road trip will be a unique experience of rural communities, picturesque lakes, museums and breathtaking scenery.

Waitomo Caves to Auckland:

The two and a half trip from the Waitomo Caves to Auckland will take to through prime Waikato farmland and the unique and beautiful city of Hamilton. Enjoy the many attractions and café’s that are dotted along the mighty Waikato River.

Auckland to Rotorua:

Begin your Kiwi Road Trip in Auckland and take an enchanting self-drive tour to Rotorua, enjoyed the drive down State Highway 1 to Hamilton, a city full of attractions. After Hamilton, you travel through Cambridge, a place known as the ‘Town of Trees’, and finally Rotorua, steeped in Maori history.

Rotorua to Taupo:

The drive from Rotorua to Taupo will keep you entertained with its unusual, volcanic geography. You’ll also drive through large tracts of plantation pine forest and towards the end of your journey, you’ll encounter the Wairakei Geothermal Power Station.

Taupo to the Waitomo Caves:

As you head out from Taupo on a cross-country route to Waitomo you will pass Huka Falls, the most visited natural attraction in New Zealand, a world acclaimed golf course, Wairakei Geothermal Power Station and Lake Whakamaru, where trout fanciers can try their luck.

Travel image of a ship & sea in New Zealland