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New Zealand Road Trips

New Zealand Road Trips

Planning a road trip around New Zealand can be hard. Trust me, I know, I’ve been road-tripping all over New Zealand for the last seven years (that just made me feel old!)

To help you plan your trip, this page includes all my road trip guides and itineraries as well as other useful information on rental cars and campervans!

To get started, you can download my free road trip itinerary guide below with 10 awesome road trip itineraries around New Zealand with suggested lengths and highlights of each. Or, scroll below and start reading!

Road Trip Essentials

South Island Road Trip Itineraries

Scenic road leads to Mount Cook, New Zealand

10 Best South Island Road Trips

Here, you’ll find ideas on where to go to see the most scenic roads on the South Island of New Zealand. This blog includes my 10 favorite road trips around the South Island of New Zealand. It includes info on each road trip, such as length, the best stops, and must-know info before you set off!

View of Lake Tekapo taken from town with views of the church

10-Day New Zealand South Island Itinerary – 5 Top Routes

This blog includes 5 of the best road trips on the South Island with routes preplanned for you. These are 10-day road trips with maps, the best stops, hotels, and things to do all in one place. It’s like a choose-your-own-adventure guide!

Road Trips From Queenstown

Visiting Queenstown before setting off on a road trip? Below are all my road trip itineraries from Queenstown to some of the most popular destinations in New Zealand. These road trips connect with many others below and can be used in reverse.

Queenstown Road Trip Essentials

Road trips from Wanaka

Road trips from Christchurch

Christchurch Road Trip Essentials

Other Road Trips on the South Island

North Island Road Trip Itineraries

A beautiful beach on Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Two Week North Island Itinerary Ideas – 3 Itineraries!

This blog has 3 of the best road trips on the North Island with 14-day itineraries planned in detail. There are maps, restaurants, tours, hikes, and some of my favorite North Island activities included. Just choose your favorite route and get exploring!

10-Day North Island Itinerary – 3 Tried and Tested Options

If you only have 10 days, you’re in luck! This blog breaks down 3 options for 10-day North Island road trips. These itineraries include all the details, from routes and stops to the best places to stay. You just need to pick your fave and hit the road!

Lush green highway between Taupo and Rotorua

Road trips from Auckland

Auckland Road Trip Essentials

Other North Island Road Trips

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