New Zealand’s Information Network has compiled four sample itineraries to assist you with your travel plans. These itineraries will normally take between 5 – 10 days to complete. We have arranged them in geographical order from North to South and have outlined the most interesting and enjoyable destinations and activities.
Christchurch is the main gateway to the South Island and the stepping off point for exploring the South. The following all-embracing tour of Southland, Otago and the West Coast encompasses most of the important tourist destinations en route.
The journey from Auckland to Wellington reveals the stunning diversity of landscapes and scenery found in the North Island. Within this compact area you will experience thermal regions, active volcanoes, bush clad mountains, desert regions, tranquil lakes, and dramatic coastlines.
International visitors to New Zealand enjoy nothing more then hiring a rental car and driving around the country. Not only is this an affordable and fun way to see the country, it also means you can plan a trip that suits your interests, timeframe and budget.