Freedom Self Drive Tours
A road trip through New Zealand is always amazing, but it's even better if you know where to go and what to see.
We've created 10 Self Drive Tour Itineraries, largely based on New Zealand's official 'Themed Highways", which will introduce you to our amazing country. They'll lead you to places, scenery and adventures that will take your breath away and show you destinations you may have missed on your own. However if you discover something special that you think we should include in these or new itineraries, don't keep it to yourself - please write and let us know !
Click on the name of your selected itinerary to download details of the full tour:
Travel North from Auckland to visit the birthplace of our nation. Beautiful, unspoiled and rich in history and culture.
Beginning in Auckland this combination of captivating landscapes, indulgent food and wine experiences, plus authentic encounters with Maori culture, meanders from the caves of Waitomo to the vineyards of Hastings, crossing the Central North Island volcanic plateau en route.
Taumarunui to Stratford: Linking from our Thermal Explorer Highway Freedom Tour, this is a remote and mysterious route.
Allow plenty of time to immerse yourself in a drive through yesteryear.
Wild surf and black sand beaches - combine these with a dormant volcanic cone that mimics Japan's Mt Fujiyama and a surfeit of outstanding parks and gardens, and you have Taranaki, an area that you should not miss.
Sun, sea and sand, water sports, thermal activity, magnificent views - the Coromandel and Bay of Plenty have all of these and more!
Journey through a vista of spectacular coastal beaches, forest wilderness and small seaside villages into Hawke's Bay, New Zealand's "fruit bowl" and home to many fine vineyards and wineries.
A self drive journey of pure indulgence through three of New Zealand's major wine growing regions. Designate your non-drinking driver and navigate your way safely through these delights.
Compact and highly scenic the Alpine Pacific Triangle introduces you to wine and food experiences of Waipara, spa delights of Hanmer Springs and marine mammal encounters of Kaikoura. You commence this journey in Christchurch, a city reinventing itself in a unique way.
Packed with stunning scenery and voted by Lonely Planet as one of the Top 10 Coastal Drives in the World.
Outdoor adventures, both gentle and daring, are your reason to follow Inland Scenice Route 72. So what are you waiting for?