New Zealand holidays. Destination highlights and travel information

New Zealand

Explore New Zealand, where you can venture through middle earth.

New Zealand Holidays

Explore New Zealand, where you can venture through middle earth. One of the most popular ways to see and experience New Zealand is via a self-drive, where stunning sights can be seen around every corner. We recommend on your first trip to New Zealand to begin your journey on the North Island in Auckland and finish in Christchurch on the South Island with stops at Roturua, Napier, Wellington, Blenhiem and Kaikoura along the way, you will be truly amazed with the incredible sights and activities that can be seen and experienced during your journey!

New Zealand has picturesque locations throughout the North and South Island, complimented with a diverse range of activities to participate in.

Where to go

Travel to the Southern Lake Region on the South Island and begin your trip in Queenstown, an incredible all year-round destination with a large number of high adrenaline activities. Pass by charming towns along the way to the delightful Wanaka, followed by a stop at the Fox Glacier, where some of the South Island’s most glorious scenery can be seen. Next stop is Hokitika, before heading to Nelson, a popular destination for art centres and wine tasting experiences. This journey through the South Island will leave you breathless with the magnificent sights that will be seen along the way.

Tips from travel experts

When driving between areas of New Zealand make sure you give yourself plenty of time as the roads can be unfamiliar and you’ll be surprised at how many times you want to stop and explore places.

Travel from Wellington on the North Island to Picton on the South Island via a beautiful ferry journey, which is an experience in itself

Try local produce and sample fine wine at some of the many wineries available across New Zealand

Visit Milford Sounds and see some truly stunning scenery, you may even get to see dolphins. Those seeking thrills can book trip including a kayaking experience, if desired

Don’t miss out on seeing a kiwi in Franz Josef at the conservation centre

Stop off at Punakaiki, during your drive to Nelson, to see the Punakaiki pancake rocks and blowholes

If you have time, add more nights in places to make the most of your stay

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