Self Drive Holidays New Zealand

Explore New Zealand at a Pace that Suits You

New Zealand self-drive holidays are one of the best ways to fully immerse yourself in its beautiful vistas and rich culture – all at your own pace.

Whether you want to explore the stunning beaches and sparkling bays of Abel Tasman or taste some of the finest wines in the country in Nelson – a driving holiday in New Zealand is the one for you. Self-drive tours are the most popular way of seeing all that New Zealand has to offer; they give you the opportunity to explore your chosen areas whilst travelling at your own pace. A driving holiday in New Zealand is an easy experience as they drive on the left, just as the UK does! Here you’ll find a selection of unique self drive New Zealand holiday packages. 


Some include one or more of New Zealand’s unique daylight rail journeys allowing you the freedom that comes with a self-drive holiday, without missing out on the spectacular scenery that a train journey brings. Booking a self-drive holiday to New Zealand through First Class Holidays guarantees you a bespoke itinerary and ensures its tailored to your desired travel experience. Speak to one of our travel experts and let us help you connect with New Zealand’s culture-rich landscapes.

Self Drive New Zealand Holidays – From Christchurch to Bay of Islands

A fly drive tour combined with two rail journeys crossing the alps and witnessing the gorgeous site of Mt Cook, you get to experience the beautiful formations of Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, all the way through to the beautiful and historic Bay of Islands.

This self-drive tour gives you the flexibility to hike around Christchurch – the perfect destination for outdoor recreation and lush, green spaces.

Self Drive New Zealand Holidays – a North Island Adventure


Self drive New Zealand holidays in the northern regions are a fantastic way to surround yourself in a diverse amount of activity and experiences. Known for its famous movie scenes in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit - it’s a place that caters to most travellers offering history, culture, amazing food and exciting movie tours.

Rotorua – a culturally rich and vibrant city with spectacular geothermal activity is a fantastic way to discover the wonders of indigenous Maori history and ancestry. For those wishing to fulfil their childhood dreams, J.R.R. Tolkien enthusiasts can visit a behind-the-scenes movie experience at Weta Workshop in Wellington.

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