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Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights) Prices From: $1,899

Travel at your own pace and drive around New Zealand with a self drive itinerary. Distances between attractions are short and well sign posted.

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights) Prices From: $2,219

Explore the cosmopolitan city of Auckland, cruise by boat through the glow worm caves at Waitomo, view mighty geysers in Rotorua and visit the picture perfect Milford Sound in the World Heritage Fiordland National Park.

Duration: 12 Days (10 Nights) Prices From: $3,199

Explore the cosmopolitan city of Auckland, cruise by boat through the glow worm caves at Waitomo, view mighty geysers in Rotorua and visit the picture perfect Milford Sound in the World Heritage Fiordland National Park.

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights) Prices From: $1,609

The lower half of the South Island is breathtakingly beautiful. With towering peaks, vast open valleys, lofty waterfalls from steep green cliffs, glaciers and rugged coastlines you will weave through stunning scenery and explore one of the most pristine natural destinations on earth. Combine this with cosy villages, four season resorts, gourmet food, wineries and warm hospitality.

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights) Prices From: $2,865

Explore the beauty of New Zealand's North Island in Depth. Take a Dolphin Cruise in the Bay of Islands before visiting the Glow Worm caves in Waitomo and learning about the Maori Culture in Rotorua and tasting some of the worlds most renowned wines in Napier.

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights) Prices From: $2,635

Travel at your own pace and drive around New Zealand with a self drive itinerary. Distances between attractions are short and well sign posted.

Duration: 16 Days (14 Nights) Prices From: $3,442

Travel at your own pace and drive around New Zealand with a self drive itinerary. Distances between attractions are short and well sign posted.

Duration: 14 Days (13 Nights) Prices From: $3,222

Experience the best of both countries combined on this itinerary. Explore the cosmopolitan city of Auckland, cruise by boat through the glow worm caves at Waitomo, view mighty geysers in Rotorua and visit the picture perfect Milford Sound in the World Heritage Fiordland National Park. This is before taking the short flight to Australia to enjoy a lunch cruise on the Sydney Harbour, viewing Uluru (Ayers Rock) on an early morning sunrise tour and snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef in Northern Queensland.

Duration: 15 Days (14 nights) Prices From: $3,085

Explore the Beauty of the South Island. This itinerary will introduce you to a wide variety of activities like kayaking in the Abel Tasman, Taking the Tranz Coastal Train, Visiting the Pancake Rocks, Walking the base of a glacier, Taking a cruise through Milford Sound.

Duration: 20 Days (19 Nights) Prices From: $4,089

Experience the diversity this stunning country has to offer. From cruising through the Bay of Islands, visiting glow worm caves, enjoying a traditional Maori feast in the North Island to riding the Coastal Pacific & TranzAlpine trains, sighting penguins in Dunedin and cruising Milford Sound in the South Island. This inclusive itinerary provides all the main highlights of New Zealand. It also allows free time to choose from a wide range of activities that suit your interest.

Duration: 21 Days (20 Nights) Prices From: $5,115

Combine New Zealand and Australia on this 21 day in-depth independent package. Visit the well known spectacular highlights of Rotorua, Milford Sound, Sydney, Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier Reef. Go off the beaten path and cruise the Hole in the Rock, take a boat ride through glowworm caves at Waitomo and get up close and personal with the penguins in Phillip Island. This itinerary will give you the ultimate Downunder experiences! Independent packages can be adjusted to suit your travel interests, time frame and budget.

Duration: 22 Days (21 Nights) Prices From: $4,455

Enrich yourself in the diverse landscapes that you will see across New Zealand. Get a chance to see the Bay of Islands, Coromandel peninsula, Rotorua, Abel Tasman, Franz Josef Glacier, Doubtful sound and much more.

Duration: 3 Days (2 Nights) Prices From: $599

Explore Darwin and the Top End on this three-day package including accommodation and touring.

Duration: 3 Days (2 Nights) Prices From: $315

In February 2011, this city was hit by a huge earthquake. Much of the central city with its classic neo-gothic architecture was destroyed, however as it rebuilds, it remains a beautiful city where you can cycle alongside the river, stay in quality hotels and indulge in fine sophisticated dining. Christchurch is showing its vibrancy with new developments popping up including many creative re-start shopping areas and pop up city bars. Share in the unique history and rebuild of this elegant city, visit the interactive International Antarctic Centre, stroll through the Wearable Arts Awards Museum and drive through the Port Hills for stunning view of the city and coast.

Duration: 3 Days (2 Nights) Prices From: $399

Sitting on the shores of the lake, Taupo township is located right on the edge of the lake overlooking the snow-capped volcanoes of Tongariro. Enjoy beautiful bush, sub-alpine hiking tracks and the freshest and cleanest streams and rivers imaginable.

Duration: 3 Days (2 Nights) Prices From: $729

Staying in Whitianga the central hub of this spectacular region, you can enjoy the beaches and boat excursions of Mercury Bay. This town is home to a fishing fleet so expect great seafood!

Duration: 4 Days (3 Nights) Prices From: $629

Sitting on the shore of the crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, the lake and mountain landscape make Queenstown suited to all kinds of adventure. This four season mountain resort offers activities such as bungy jumping, sky diving, canyon swinging, jet boating, horse trekking and river rafting year round. Experience one of the many walking and hiking trails, sightseeing tours or indulge yourself with spa treatments, boutique shopping and excellent food and wine. From Queenstown the drama of the Central Otago landscape unfolds around you. If you're a Lord of the Rings fan you'll recognise many of the locations of Middle-earth here. Travel to Milford Sound, where fiord's cliffs rise vertically from the dark waters, mountain peaks scrape the sky and waterfalls cascade downwards.

Duration: 5 Days (4 Nights) Prices From: $799

Duration: 5 Days (4 Nights) Prices From: $270

The Northern Island of New Zealand has some of the most spectacular tourist attractions in the country. For those interested in a self-drive holiday, The Britz Northern Adventure is a short, four day escape that allows you to see the best this area has to offer. Rich in history and culture, New Zealand also offers a wide variety of wildlife and the perfect mix of busy cities and laid-back country towns. The best time of year to visit is summer, where all of the roads are accessible and you can make the most of the water activities on offer. Whenever you decide to go, a road trip on one of New Zealand's best drives will be a once in a life time opportunity that you will never forget.

Duration: 5 Days (4 Nights) Prices From: $270

The Southern Explore road trip through New Zealand’s Central Otago region is a life-changing experience. Covering an area spanning 10,000 square kilometres, the middle of the South Island truly is the landscape of Middle Earth. On the Southern Explore road trip you will see towering and rugged mountain ranges, pristine lakes, untamed glaciers and sweeping valleys, not to mention historic gold mining towns and award-winning wineries.

Duration: 6 Days (5 Nights) Prices From: $1223

Combine Queenstown, full of active adventures, with the more relaxed and leisurely pace of Wanaka only one hour drive away, travelling over the stunning Crown Range. Nestled below towering mountains, Wanaka is the most tranquilly set of the South Island lakes.

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights) Prices From: $2,799

Duration: 9 Days (8 Nights) Prices From: $1,969

Visit all the highlights of the South Island by this package designed to give you time to explore on your own, while it includes all of the major highlights. Take the train through the famous Arthurs Pass, take a cruise on Milford Sound and walk the base of the Franz Josef Glacier.

Duration: 10 Days (9 Nights) Prices From: $1799

Travel at your own pace and drive around New Zealand with a self drive itinerary. Distances between attractions are short and well sign posted.

Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand's smallest national park - but it's perfectly formed for relaxation and adventure. A coastal paradise that you can walk through or explore by cruise boat, sailing catamaran, water taxi or sea kayak, visitors love the way the Abel Tasman National Park mixes physical exertion with beach life. Bursts of hiking or paddling are punctuated by sun bathing, swimming and sedate snorkeling.

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city and main transport hub. Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanting holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping.

The Bay of Islands is a subtropical micro-region known for its stunning beauty & history. For those that love beaches and water activities, it's paradise. A three hour drive or 35 minute flight north of Auckland, the Bay of Islands encompasses 144 islands between Cape Brett and the Purerua Peninsula and includes the boutique towns of Opua, Paihia, Russell and Kerikeri.

Christchurch, New Zealand is interwoven by two rivers linking parks, gardens and avenues. Bordered by the Port Hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the Canterbury Plains with the Southern Alps as a majestic backdrop. Funky Christchurch city and the vast Canterbury region have plenty to keep you busy, whether you're a shopaholic, wild adventurer or history buff.

The Coromandel, with its pristine beaches, native forests and laid-back vibe, is one of New Zealand’s most popular and best-loved holiday destinations. A binocular’s view across the gulf from Auckland, the Coromandel is everything that a big city isn’t. Cloaked in native rainforest with dazzling white sand beaches, it is rustic, unspoiled and relaxed.

Known as the Edinburgh of New Zealand, Dunedin is the country's city of the south, wearing its Scottish heritage with pride. Surrounded by dramatic hills and at the foot of a long, picturesque harbour, Dunedin is one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere. The accommodation is good and plentiful; the nightlife buzzes with funky bars and delicious restaurants and the natural attractions are unique and fascinating.

Hawke’s Bay is one of New Zealand’s warmest, driest regions and this has made it one of the country’s leading producers of wine; notably red wines – cabernet sauvignon, merlot and syrah – but also with some quite stunning whites. The region is the first stop on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, and it's a popular place for bicycle wine tours.

Located at the top of the South Island, Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine growing region and the home of world-renowned sauvignon blanc. Marlborough enjoys high sunshine hours and a temperate climate so that visitors can experience all of Marlborough’s diversity through the season. No matter what time of year, there is always something going on in Marlborough, New Zealand.

Nelson is a lifestyle; that’s the best way to describe it. Situated at the top north-west of the South Island, it is the sunniest region in New Zealand. Perhaps it’s the sun, perhaps it’s the location, but Nelson, New Zealand, has long been a magnet for creative people. There are more than 350 working artists and craftspeople living in Nelson, traditional, contemporary and Maori. Visit their studios and find a unique piece to take home with you.

Captivated by the majestic beauty of the surrounding mountains and rivers, it’s rumored that gold prospectors gave this now cosmopolitan town its name. Queenstown sits on the shore of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu among dramatic alpine ranges. World famous for its iconic scenery, friendly people, golf courses, wineries and smorgasbord of outdoor activities, you'll never be short of things to do in Queenstown.

Sitting within the Pacific Rim of Fire, Rotorua is a geothermal wonderland with bubbling mud pools, clouds of steam, and natural hot springs perfect for bathing and relaxing in. After marvelling at the distinctive landscapes and volcanic activity within a geothermal park, enjoy a simple soak in a natural hot stream or indulge in a wellness getaway at a luxurious spa.

Stewart Island is New Zealand's third largest island, situated 30 kilometers south of the South Island, across the Foveaux Straight. In the Māori language, it’s known as Rakiura which means ‘the land of glowing skies’. The Aurora Australis which often appears in these southern skies will show inkling why.

Taupo was created nearly two thousand years ago by a volcanic eruption so big it darkened the skies in Europe and China. Visit the Craters of the Moon and you'll see evidence of the lake's fiery birth in the geysers, steaming craters and boiling mud pools. At some of Lake Taupo's beaches, swimmers and paddlers can enjoy warm, geothermal water currents.

Nestled between a sparkling harbor and rolling green hills, New Zealand's capital city is renowned for its arts, heritage, culture and native beauty. Wellington buzzes with delicatessens, cafes and restaurants – it’s a city that enjoys gourmet food and fine wine. Known as the culinary capital of New Zealand, Wellington is famous for its tucked-away bars, quirky cafes, award-winning restaurants and great coffee.

The West Coast, or ‘the Coast’ as locals call it, is a wild place of rivers and rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures. Never more than 50 kilometres wide, the whole stretch down the West Coast of the South Island - of which Greymouth is the largest town - is home to only 31,000 people. It’s good if you’ve got your own transport because this is a long region and there’s a lot to see. In fact, the Great Coast Road stretching from Westport to Greymouth was recently voted one of the top 10 coastal drives in the world by Lonely Planet.

We are there for you every step of your journey allowing you to enjoy the sights, experience new adventures and explore the best of New Zealand.

Independent Vacation Packages

These itineraries give you to flexibility to create your own tailor-made vacation. They are perfect for the traveller who likes to travel independently but have it pre-arranged. Through our experience we combine local sightseeing, accommodation, activities, transfers and attractions together to ensure you have the best possible experience for your budget and time.

Campervan Packages

Campervans provide all the comforts of home at your fingertips, whilst having the flexibility to travel wherever the road may take you.

City Breaks and Mini-Packages

We have put together these packages to provide you with great suggestions of what you can do when you are visiting each city or destination. We will link these together with a train, coach, flight or car to create your own custom itinerary.

Our partners in Independent Travel:

No matter what your requirements are, we have the independent package to suit you working with some of our great partners.

Convenient depot locations throughout New Zealand offering a wide range of quality vehicles. If you are looking for the independence of travelling at your own pace, a car rental is the best way to go. Driving in New Zealand is very easy; the roads are well maintained and clearly marked for excellent driving.

Focused on creating memorable campervan holidays by designing motorhomes that will provide you with the room to live with style and comfort. You will be well looked after while on the road with Maui and enjoy all the aspects and extra detail they put into the quality of their vehicles.

Britz offers an extensive range of Campers & 2WD + 4WD Cars for hire. They are a 4WD hire specialist, for those who really want to get off the beaten track.

Offering a range of small group nature based, adventure and cultural tours to all parts of New Zealand. By working collectively we provide a range of exciting tours across New Zealand. You will not find everything here, only the best.

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