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Over 750 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.

  • ReviewBudget Self Drive 9 Day Southern Alps & Fiords 9 Day Southern Alps & Fiords

    Loved our holiday. New Zealand is a beautiful country with lots to see and do for the outdoors kind of person. Will definitely be back to spend a bit more time next time. Loved it!!

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    - 01/10/2017
  • ReviewBudget Self Drive 14 Day Geysers To Glaciers 14 Day Geysers To Glaciers

    Our honeymoon was truly unforgettable! Mani made the planning and payment process incredibly simple, even when I changed my mind on a few things more than once, and Relaxing Journeys as a whole was super helpful the couple of times we called them during the actual trip. Even the after-hours helpline was friendly and accommodating (Traveler tip: look into a pre-paid phone once you land. It was cheap and came in handy more than a few times during the trip). The trip itself was amazing! New Zealand is such a breathtaking country, it's a place everyone should visit at least once! On top of the pre-arranged destinations that Relaxing Journeys listed in the itinerary, they also provided worth-while destinations to see along our drives that really filled out the trip. We only had to reach out to Relaxing Journeys twice during the trip: once to confirm a shuttle that was picking us up from our hotel in Rotorua (it was one of our first nights and we weren't adjusted to the cadence of the trip quite yet) and a second time to add on a pick-up shuttle to Milford Sound from Queenstown, (which I definitely recommend for those doing the self drive tour as it gives the person doing the driving a bit of a rest on more long and difficult roads). Both times, we were greeted by friendly and helpful agents that took care of our needs and questions with ease. Even after completing our initial itinerary, Mani had given us a heads up about a road closure on one of our drives and had given us the option to continue with the ferry from North Island to South Island and an extended detour to Christchurch, making for a very long travel day, or a flight that would shorten our day by about 8 hours. We upgraded to the flight from Wellington to Christchurch, Mani asked a few simple questions, and before long had returned with an email saying the flight and second rental car was booked. I literally only had to say yes to the flight and provide some information directly to Mani, and he did everything else from there. It was incredibly easy. From the time we landed to the time we left, Relaxing Journeys really had everything covered. The desk where we picked up our rental car had a hefty zippered-packet ready and waiting for us that contained all of our travel documents, vouchers for accommodations and other recommendations all ready to go. We were able to get in the car and simply go. I cannot recommend them enough! Thank you for a truly unforgettable experience!

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    - 01/10/2017
  • ReviewBudget Self Drive 14 Day Geysers To Glaciers 14 Day Geysers To Glaciers

    Everything worked like clockwork. Excellent vehicle, accommodation, hosts, itinerary, information provided and of course THE WEATHER!!!

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    - 23/09/2017
  • ReviewBudget Self Drive 10 Day Southern Sounds & Glaciers 10 Day Southern Sounds & Glaciers

    Assistance provided by Marie throughout the planning for our holiday was exceptional. Marie kept us up to date with the itinerary, etc and was very accommodating with our requests. We were very happy with the accommodation in Queenstown (Bella Vista) and Christchurch (Quest). The other places we stayed at felt a little bit dated, although the service provided at all of these places was awesome. Thank you.

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    - 18/09/2017
  • ReviewPremium Self Drive 12 Day Southern Delight 12 Day Southern Delight

    The choice for the accommodation was excellent, with the exception of Lake Tekapo Lodge. The driving instructions and ease of organising activities was excellent as well. The lower rating I have provided comes from the inclusion of three 5 hour drives during the trip. These were quite long and tiring, which meant by the time we go to our destination we did not feel we had enough time to relax.

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    - 18/09/2017
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