New Zealand trips

Kombi Diaries - Auckland to Glenorchy

9 Days
1851km
1151mi

Route

Auckland Central to Glenorchy

Highlights

  • Auckland & Wellington
  • West Coast
  • Southern Lakes

Best time of year

All year

Hit the road and take in some of New Zealand's top destinations. From city buzz to wild beaches, serene lakes to remote valleys, you're in for an unforgettable trip as you head south through the country. 

Driving in New Zealand can be very different to driving at home. Before you set out on this road trip of a lifetime, make sure you are familiar with driving in New Zealand.

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On the way into Piha Beach lies a lookout point with panoramic views across the coast and the Waitakere Ranges.

Photo by Tourism Auckland

Day 1

Auckland

Auckland

Your road trip starts in Auckland, the City of Sails. There's plenty of good shopping to be done around the central city - from Britomart by the waterfront to K' Rd, and in nearby Mt Eden and Ponsonby. 

A visit to Auckland wouldn't be complete without heading out to Piha, a black sand beach on the west coast. Pack a picnic, take a surfing lesson or just hike through the native bush in the surrounding hills. 

 

Situated near Victoria Park in the city centre, La Zeppa has fabulous views of the Sky Tower and the

Auckland Central

This is the heart of Auckland, with a relaxed coastal living vibe by day and a night-time energy shared by the inner-city suburbs that surrounds it.

Driving in New Zealand

Important things you need to know about driving in New Zealand.  
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