One of our most popular self-drive itineraries, there’s no better way to explore the best of New Zealand!

The waterfalls of Milford Sound running down big mountain walls covered by green trees
Larnach Castle in Dunedin in the middle of greenery and river land
A rock formation called Hole in the Rock in the middle of the deep blue ocean

This 21-night self-drive package combines the best of both islands! You will visit the beautiful Bay of Islands, geothermal Rotorua and the wine region of Hawke’s Bay in the North. Exploring the South, you will see the whale-watching capital of Kaikoura, Mt Cook - New Zealand’s highest mountain as well as the spectacular southern fiords of Milford Sound.

Map of New Zealand showing the route of this self-drive and indicating the number of nights in each of the locations