New Zealand Self Drive Holidays

Driving to Paradise from Glenorchy

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
21/01/2019
Great itinerary and excellent organisation, all planned items had been delivered smoothly as expected. Accommodation at Queenstown was great - with a great view over the lake (except that it was rather stressful to carry the luggage via a long, narrow and steep stairs into the apartment unit, especially for senior folks). Accommodations at other locations were pretty good too. Choice of rental car for four was great too - comfortable and spacious. We have no reservation in recommending Relaxing Journeys to others, in particular the very reliable customer services of its Australian market manager, Ms Chelsea Sharman.
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5
Budget Self Drive
14/01/2019
All elements of our trip worked extremely well. Rental car was very good, hotels booked were excellent and no problems at any point.
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5
Budget Self Drive
14/01/2019
We asked for a mix of vehicle rental and some accommodation ( as we had a few days already planned to stay with friends) and your agents Mani Fugundes (who left after our first few arrangements) and Chelsea Cherri ( who finalised our booking) did a superb job. Can not fault any of the arrangements - all worked like clockwork and very good quality.
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4
Budget Self Drive
08/01/2019
Nicely arranged, planned, and timed for self touring.
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Mid Range Self Drive
04/01/2019
All the arrangements were terrific. We enjoyed every accommodation, the breakfasts and the tours. We had two minor hiccups but they were easily rectified. The suggestions for stops along the route were helpful, as well.
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