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New Zealand Vacations specializes in North Island and South Island self-drive packages. Explore New Zealand with a custom itinerary created just for you. Your refreshing New Zealand adventure starts right here. 

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Best New Zealand Vacations

The team at New Zealand Vacations would love to work with you in planning your New Zealand vacation. When we understand what you are looking for, the advice and tips we add will bring your vacation plans alive.

We've also included examples of New Zealand self-drive itineraries to help inspire you. These range from 6 to 21 days and include daily maps, driving times and suggested day-tour options.

Our New Zealand experts will listen with great care to your ideas for New Zealand. We'll then help you transform your holiday plans into the adventure of a lifetime.

Contact us today or create your own Wish List with these 3 simple steps.

  • Choose a New Zealand Itinerary

    1. Choose

    Select one of the example New Zealand itineraries that you like, basing your choice on the number of days that you plan to be in New Zealand. Then click on the daily activities that you think you'll enjoy at each stop along the way.

  • Send us your preferred New Zealand itinerary

    2. Send

    When you're finished making your daily activities selections, send your resulting Wish List to us. There's space on the Wish List for you to add comments about your personal travel preferences or any special needs that you would like us to know about.

  • We will help refine your New Zealand trip itinerary

    3. Refine

    We then suggest how your itinerary could be improved, to include the interests and preferences that you've told us about. Finally, we give you a quotation for your vacation and if you're happy with the price, we book your vacation arrangements for you.

Testimonials & Customer Reviews

Jane, Sorry for the delayed response, once we got back home it was a mad rush to pack and move onto our next adventure! We really enjoyed working with New Zealand Vacations. Everything went smoothly. There was one mix-up with the holiday parks accommodation ...

but it was fine. I think we could have researched the accommodations before agreeing to all of them - but that isn't anything you could have done differently. The Christchurch Motel was our least favourite, but you did mention new ownership. We really enjoyed The Rocks Homestay - fresh breakfast in the morning was lovely. All the tours you arranged for us were fantastic and your recommendation to check out the sanctuary for kiwis was great, we saw 4 out of 5 kiwis in the exhibit. We would definitely recommend NZ Vacations to others and if we plan on coming back as well!

Cheers, Rosaline & Mitch CA

Rosaline and Mitch - California

Some of our Favorite New Zealand Itineraries

Why You Should Book Your New Zealand Vacation With Us

  • Why use our New Zealand Travel Planner
    Security

    In New Zealand, we are full members of TIA - the Tourism Industry Aotearoa. In the US we are members of ASTA - The American Society of Travel Agents. We are also official affiliates of the luxury travel network Virtuoso, YTC - 'Your Travel Center' and MVT - Montecito Village Travel based in Santa Barbara.

  • New Zealand travel itinerary at a great price
    Best Prices

    We have special discounted rates with a range of local tourism operators so we will provide you with the most competitive prices.  You won’t get these if you try to go it alone!  Additionally, you get the bonus of our valuable experience and advice, which is priceless!

  • We are New Zealand trip itinerary experts!
    Experience

    You are dealing with New Zealand travel experts who have been in the travel business for many years.  We know New Zealand inside and out.  We can get you to those special 'off the beaten path' locations where you will experience the true essence of this beautiful country.

  • New Zealand road trip itinerary specialists
    New Zealand Pride

    You'll be working with with New Zealanders who are real tour experts.  Each of us takes immense pride in providing our US customers with a unique and extraordinary New Zealand vacation experience.

  • New Zealand road trip support services
    With You All the Way

    We supply you with a local number that you can call for assistance if you strike an unexpected problem during your travels.

  • New Zealand trip planner to meet your budget
    Respect

    Have a limited vacation budget?  We respect that and will never try to talk you into spending more than you are comfortable with.

Meet Some Of The Team

Work with real New Zealanders to create your vacation of a lifetime

Lindsay Barron

Santa Barbara CA, USA

Lindsay has explored every 'nook and cranny' of his home country of New Zealand. Mostly in search of that elusive perfect surf break or remote mountain trail. In 2007 he moved to the US where he met ...

Jane Cousens

Christchurch, New Zealand

Another highly experienced Kiwi specialist with a background in retail travel, Jane has been described as “the ultimate travellers advocate” sharing as she does Lindsay’s passion for...

Jerry Bridge

Wellington, New Zealand

After travelling to all corners of the world, in 1989 Jerry founded his first travel business in London, UK called ‘Bridge the World’ selling worldwide flights and holidays. With an annual...