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North Island Destinations
  • Auckland

    New Zealand’s largest city Auckland is a modern, vibrant place, a melting pot of culture, particularly from the South Pacific nations. The city is nestled between the Waitemata & Manukau Harbours meaning Aucklanders are never more than 30 minutes drive from the coast, making it an aquatic playground aptly hailed as "The City of Sails".

    Learn more Drive Times Auckland to Paihia (Bay of Islands) 3h30m Auckland to Rotorua 3h20m Auckland to Wellington 9h30m

  • Northland & Bay of Islands

    Beautiful, unspoiled and wonderfully rich in history and culture - At the top of the North Island, a vast marine wonderland abundant with wildlife, unspoilt coastline and pristine rainforest. This large area of offshore islands is the perfect spot to charter a boat, hire a kayak or take a cruise to enjoy this magnificent maritime playground.

    Learn more Drive Times Paihia to Auckland (via East Coast) 3h20m Paihia to Auckland (via West Coast) 5h30m

  • Coromandel

    The Coromandel has long been a favourite holiday destination for "kiwis" but it is only in recent times that the international visitors have realised the sheer beauty of this hidden gem. The very scenic 400 km coastline encompasses a rugged mountainous interior cloaked in sub tropical rainforest & is home to a thriving arts community.

    Learn more Drive Times Thames to Auckland 1h30m Thames to Rotorua 2h30m

  • Waikato, Hamilton & Waitomo

    Horticulture heaven above the ground and sculptured masterpiece below - The Waikato region has everything from magnificent parks and gardens, glow worms, caves to a thriving cultural precinct, Hamilton offers a mix of leisure, lifestyle, rich history and a selection of activities awaits all visitors.

    Learn more Drive Times Hamilton to Auckland 1h50m Hamilton to Waitomo 1h Hamilton to Rotorua 1h35m Waitomo to Rotorua 2h20m

  • Bay of Plenty & Rotorua

    Located on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island, the Bay of Plenty is a great year round destination with beautiful harbours & long white surf beaches. About an hour inland lays Rotorua, famous for its rejuvenating spa treatments and dramatic geothermal landscape. Rotorua is also a major centre of Maori culture and eco tourism.

    Learn more Drive Times Rotorua to Auckland 3h20m Tauranga to Auckland 2h55m Rotorua to Taupo 1h15m Rotorua to Wellington 6h30m

  • East Coast (Gisborne)

    The first early European landing place in New Zealand - Relax by the waterfront with a glass of Gisborne wine and you will feel like it’s heaven on earth in East Coast (also known as Eastland). Visitors to this region best jump in a car and travel along State Highway 35 one of the Southern Hemispheres awe-inspiring coastal road trips.

    Learn more Drive Times Gisborne to Auckland 6h Gisborne to Wellington 6h25m

  • Central Plateau (Taupo, Mt Ruapehu)

    Take the road of the ancient Maori ancestors and discover stunning landscapes and sights as you explore this region. Visit the lakeside town of Taupo, the World Heritage listed Tongariro National Park and Mt Ruapehu, an active volcano that happens to be North Island’s highest peak and a popular skiing and hiking destination.

    Learn more Drive Times Auckland to Mt Ruapehu 5h Auckland to Taupo 3h Taupo to Wellington 5h45m Mt Ruapehu to Wellington 4h

  • Taranaki

    The mountain to surf experience - Encompassing a variety of landscapes including the dramatic snow-capped peaks of Mt Taranaki, steeped in maori history and blessed to be on the sunny coast, Taranaki is a sacred place to visit with many attractions and sights to enjoy.

    Learn more Drive Times Auckland to New Plymouth 5h New Plymouth to Wellington 5h

  • Hawkes Bay

    Beaches, Culture, Fine Wine, Cycle Trails and Art Deco - Spread across 360 kilometres of pristine coastline, Hawkes Bay has a wide selection of things to see and do. From surfing to fishing, cycling to wine trails, Art Deco heritage walks to amazing gardens, adventure to Maori cultural heritage.

    Learn more Drive Times Auckland to Napier 5h30m Napier to Wellington 4h

  • Manawatu & Wanganui

    The heartland of the north - Surrounded by mountains this area displays an inspiring naturally beautiful landscape, with breathtaking west coast beaches, unspoilt bushland and an array of wilderness experiences. If you like the country life then you will enjoy your time spent in this region.

    Learn more Drive Times Wellington to Wanganui 2h30m Wanganui to Taupo 2h40m

  • Wairarapa

    One of New Zealand’s top food and wine destinations - Only 1 hour north of Wellington, Wairarapa is famous for its smorgasbord of gastronomical delights with many cafes, restaurants and vineyards.

    Learn more Drive Times Martinborough to Wellington 55m Martinborough to Napier 3h45m

  • Wellington

    NZ's ultimate urban destination - The nation's capital is an unforgettable city nestled between a beautiful harbour and rolling hills. Well known for its vibrant and lively nightlife and world-class culinary pleasures, Wellington is a compact little city with a big heart. Presenting an array of cafes, gourmet & alfresco restaurants, funky cafes, nightclubs and more.

    Learn more Drive Times Wellington to Auckland 9h30m Wellington to Rotorua 6h30m Wellington to Taupo 5h20m

South Island Destinations
  • Nelson

    Spoilt with golden beaches, crystal clear waters, an abundance of wildlife and 3 national parks - the most well known being the Abel Tasman National Park. Nelson has a culture of creativity and heritage, with many studios, galleries and workshops opened to the public. Also waiting to be discovered are the many local vineyards in the west of the Nelson region.

    Learn more Drive Times Nelson to Picton 2h Nelson to Greymouth 4h10m

  • Marlborough

    Marlborough is the ideal location for a romantic getaway. Offering everything from boutique wineries, gourmet vineyard lunches, breathtaking views, wilderness adventures and most memorable the magnificent Marlborough Sounds.

    Learn more Drive Times Picton to Nelson 2h Picton to Kaikoura 2h15m Picton to Christchurch 5h

  • West Coast & Glaciers

    Renowned for their friendliness and hospitality, only 33,000 ‘Coasters’ inhabit this entire region. 600 kms long and no more than 70 kms wide at any point, the West Coast is packed with stunning scenery and voted by Lonely Planet as one of the “Top 10 Coastal drives in the world”.

    Learn more Drive Times Greymouth to Christchurch 3h45m Greymouth to Franz Josef 2h30m Greymouth to Haast 4h30m Haast to Queenstown 3h45m

  • Canterbury (Christchurch & Mt Cook)

    The Canterbury Plains give travellers a chance to experience a real taste of what New Zealand is all about. Learn and discover more about the heritage, nature, wildlife, coastal & mountainous landscapes, arts and Maori culture. Christchurch ‘The Garden City’ is the largest city on the South Island and the gateway for arrivals to the south.

    Learn more Drive Times Christchurch to Queenstown 7h Christchurch to Dunedin 5h10m Christchurch to Mt Cook 4h45m

  • Otago (Queenstown, Wanaka & Dunedin)

    Visit Otago and you will be met with a mountainous region, glacier-fed rivers, sandy beaches and wide open plains. Rich in history and culture, beautiful landscapes, abundant native wildlife, gastronomic delights, magnificent mountains for skiing, summer hiking, hunting… Otago is a truly a region of contrasts.

    Learn more Drive Times Queenstown to Christchurch 7h Queenstown to Wanaka 1h Queenstown to Milford Sound 4h15m Queenstown to Fox Glacier 5h30m

  • Fiordland

    Tucked away at the bottom of the South Island, Fiordland is home to many of New Zealand’s scenic icons – Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Mitre Peak and the Great Walks. Expect breathtaking scenery, majestic snow capped mountains, glowworm caves, magnificent lakes and rivers, towering waterfalls, scenic walking tracks, abundant wildlife and so much more.

    Learn more Drive Times Te Anau to Queenstown 2h25m Te Anau to Milford Sound 1h45m Te Anau to Invercargill 2h15m

  • Southland

    Less known but well worth visiting is the Southland region, with its amazing array of scenery, abundant wildlife and extremely hospitable locals. Where great adventure and memories can be made, this southern region is all about jumping off the beaten track and immersing yourself in the Kiwi countryside.

    Learn more Drive Times Invercargill to Christchurch 8h15m Invercargill to Dunedin 3h Invercargill to Dunedin(Southern Scenic Route) 5h20m

  • Stewart Island

    An island sanctuary - the third largest island in New Zealand, Stewart Island is located 30 kms off the South Island coast. A wilderness haven for the native Kiwi, mohua, rifleman and the Stewart Island Robin. 85% of Stewart Island is National Park. Walkers and hikers enjoy tramping in the National Park, through the native bushland and coastal tracks.

    Learn more Drive Times Invercargill to Queenstown 2h25m Invercargill to Bluff 25m Invercargill to Dunedin 3h

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