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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Budget Self Drive
27/12/2018
Would just have liked to have longer time in every spot - but I was limited to 14 days - so would make it a longer trip next time.
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Budget Self Drive
22/12/2018
This was our second time booking though Relaxing Journeys. This time we chose to customize our driving tour around the South Island. Once again everything went very smoothly and Marie booked some lovely accommodation for us. We chose to stay two nights in most places as we liked having a day free from driving and this worked well for us this time. I would highly recommend Marie and Relaxing Journeys for putting together a very enjoyable holiday.
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Premium Self Drive
22/12/2018
We recently completed our 10 day tour of northern New Zealand through Relaxing Journey's services. They made all arrangements for accommodations, rental cars and tickets for activities. Our agent Marie Sarmon understood our requirements and interests and created a perfect self drive custom package for us. Marie was very accommodating and clarified any doubts during the planning phases. The activities suggested by Marie were terrific. It helped us to explore and enjoy the beauty of New Zealand at our own pace. Overall it was a fantastic trip for my family. Thank you Marie Sarmon and Team at Relaxing Journeys for a memorable vacation.
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Budget Self Drive
18/12/2018
This was an amazing vacation. Relaxing Journeys had everything planned perfectly. Vouchers were easily accepted at each stop, we had time to explore each stop along the way and everyone was so friendly. We had one question and emailed our rep Jo, and she quickly responded and helped us book a coach through Milford Sound so we didn't have to drive the 5 hours each way. Definitely recommend taking the coach there. Everything was perfect, can't recommend this company enough. They do all the hard part so all you have to do is show up and enjoy.
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Budget Self Drive
18/12/2018
Overall, we were very pleased with the trip and thought the itinerary (even though reversed) worked very well. Lots of driving but the pace and destinations were great. The train and Milford Sound cruise were unique. We're also very grateful to have had the chance to stay at Larnach Castle at Dunedin, especially over Christmas. Only two accommodations were not quite up to our standards (Aotea Motel in Christchurch and Distinction Luxmore in Te Anau) but that's understandable given the summer season. Teresa did a fantastic job assisting in the planning and making this trip possible!
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