New Zealand Self Drive Holidays

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NEW ZEALAND SELF DRIVES

All New Zealand
Self Drive Tours

If you are looking to discover New Zealand on your own, then our self drive touring holidays are for you. View all the self drive holidays available through Relaxing Journeys.
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Both Islands
Self Drive Tours

Our unique inclusive packages include your choice of vehicle and touring itineraries unmatched anywhere else. Each self drive itinerary has been individually created by our local travel specialists and include unique travel experiences while remaining flexible enough to allow you to discover both islands at a relaxed pace.
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North Island
Self Drive Tours

From rolling farmland to the deserted beaches and ancient temperate forests discover the soul of New Zealand on one of our North Island self drive tours. A completely different experience from the South Island, read through our itineraries, each of them unique and full of surprises.
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South Island
Self Drive Tours

Discover the majesty of New Zealand's South Island on one of our self drive holidays. This is 'Lord of the Rings' country, awe inspiring landscapes, glaciers, rivers and fiords that you will not find anywhere else in the world.
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NZ Motorhomes
& Campervans

Every journey is unique, every journey designed just for you - the freedom of travelling by motorhome & campervan around New Zealand will lead to an unforgettable, unique experience. Our country is made for driving holidays!
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NEW ZEALAND SPECIALITY SELF DRIVES

Boutique Eco
Self Drive Tours

We've selected luxury eco lodges, small boutique hotels, romantic cottages, urban retreats and charming bed and breakfasts matched with the best guided activities and experiences along New Zealand's iconic touring routes.
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Middle Earth Inspired
Self Drive Tours

You don't have to be a die hard fan of LOTR or The Hobbit series of films to appreciate the majesty and awe inspiring scenery of New Zealand's Middle Earth.
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Food & Wine Themed
Self Drives

Discover the majesty of New Zealand's South Island on one of our self drive holidays. This is 'Lord of the Rings' country, awe inspiring landscapes, glaciers, rivers and fiords that you will not find anywhere else in the world.
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Walking & Hiking
Self Drives

Exploring New Zealand's walking and hiking trails is one of the most rewarding ways of seeing the country's outstanding natural beauty. We have a fantastic new range of itineraries being released next season.
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RELAXING JOURNEYS SELF DRIVE TOUR REVIEWS

Planning a self drive holiday to New Zealand can be daunting, but we have doing this for a long time and our experience and dedicated support ensures you’re in safe hands. Read the feedback from some of our past self drive clients – their comments and insights can help you decide on the self drive tour itinerary best suited to you. We’ve listed the most recent reviews below. Click to view all our self drive reviews.

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Boutique Self Drive
06/09/2019
An amazing experience. This tour allowed us to see the unique natural beauty and attractions of the North Island. Lots of geothermal magnificence accompanied by the sublime beauty of New Zealand.
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Mid Range Self Drive
02/06/2019
The tour was excellent overall. The right time at each place and appropriate route. We did find Arrowtown a worthy visit which wasn't listed on your itinerary so may be worth listing for future clients. All hotels where excellent barring the one in Queenstown. The room we were given was dirty and the heating didn't work. Although this is something out of anybody's control we reported it the next morning but by the evening nobody had fixed it or even serviced the room! We reported it to reception and in fairness we were then moved. Maybe worth considering for future clients the standard of this hotel. Another thing is you can't put postcodes into the satnav system but on the last day we were returning to the airport at 4am and it wouldn't allow us to put in airport as it needed the street name of which we didn't have. Would be worth therefore putting this on the itinerary. Thank you for your service which we found first class.
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Budget Self Drive
27/05/2019
From the extremely helpful staff and quick replies by email to the easy to read itinerary the trip was an amazing success. We had enough things to do without having to book many more beyond what the tour offered even the long car trips were fun and relaxing with some of the most scenic views in valleys and on mountains.
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Budget Self Drive
06/05/2019
A great introduction tour to New Zealand's South Island.
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Mid Range Self Drive
04/05/2019
All hotels were excellent for the trip, the only comment I would have is that the Heartland Cotswold in Christchurch is looking tired and pales compared to others such as the Heritage in Queenstown. Otherwise, I would recommend Relaxing Journeys to all.
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