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16 Day Discovery Trail

A comprehensive New Zealand self-drive tour including 5 days in the North Island plus 11 days in the South Island. Visit all the popular destinations and finish up with a circuit of the Southern Alps.

Itinerary by Relaxing Journeys


price from 2,935 NZD per person (twin share)
duration 16 days and 15 nights
you will visit Auckland, Rotorua, Napier, Wellington, Nelson, West Coast, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Te Anau, Dunedin, Twizel, Christchurch
Both Islands, NZ
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This is a 16 day self-drive itinerary that travels both islands of New Zealand, starting in Auckland and finishing in Christchurch.


  • 15 nights self-catering and/or motel accommodation
  • 16 days car rental in a Toyota Corolla Hybrid or similar
  • Te Po - Maori cultural experience with traditional hangi
  • Interislander Ferry
  • Milford Sound Nature Cruise


Travel between 01 Apr 2024 - 31 Mar 2025Book by 31 Mar 2025

Seasonal Pricing

Travel Dates Price From
01 Apr 2024 - 31 Mar 2025 2,935 NZD

Rental Car

  • 16 days car rental with Ezi Car Rental in a Toyota Corolla Hybrid or similar
  • Unlimited kms and vehicle insurance (excess applies)
  • Auckland pickup, Christchurch dropoff
Vehicle upgrade option available, enquire for pricing and availability.

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Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on twin-share and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of submission but are subject to change without notice. Valid for travel 01 April 2024 – 31 March 2025. Blackout periods may apply. A one-way fee of NZ$250 is applicable with Ezi Car Rentals, paid direct on collection. A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is required at time of booking. Quote Package Code: RJ16DDT


4.7/5 (35 reviews)
Latest Reviews
5/5 10/10/2019

We absolutely loved our trip right from booking all of our accommodation and experiences with Chelsea right through to our last night in Christchurch. We found some really great spots along the way especially a little Italian restaurant in Nelson, Babagatto, which was the most delicious meal we have ever had in our lives and a great host in Raff who is so passionate about his culture. Although we didn’t have the best weather for some of our drives the scenery around us was absolutely breathtaking and even on our longest journey it didn’t feel like we saw enough! Hobbiton is a must see on the North Island even if you aren’t a Lord of the Rings fan as well as Fergburger in Queenstown which is well worth the wait!

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