Travel guide

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Planning a holiday to New Zealand? This section has important and practical travel information we recommend you read before you depart.

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Let's start with some basics

A few basics

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Transport

Transport around New Zealand

  • Driving

    Self-drive is a popular way to explore New Zealand. Before renting a car, make sure you're familiar with driving in New Zealand.

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  • Public Transport

    New Zealand's public transport includes buses, trains and ferries. Find out how to get around without hiring a vehicle.

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  • Domestic flights

    Flights are easy to catch from city to city, and no flight is longer than two hours.

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  • Tours

    If you'd like a pre-planned itinerary and someone to drive you, your local travel agent can help you find the perfect tour.

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Calculate the driving distances between two places in New Zealand

How much time do I need?

Whether you have a few days, a few weeks or a month, we have plenty of itinerary ideas. New Zealand looks small on the world map but it is full of diversity - you could spend months exploring.

A few recommended itineraries

Auckland and Waiheke Island - no driving required

Auckland Central to Auckland Central

107 km
3 Days
  • Car-free travel
  • City sights
  • Vineyards

South Island Discovery

Christchurch to Christchurch

2486 km
16 Days
  • Majestic Milford Sound
  • West Coast glaciers
  • Whale watching

The Ultimate Middle‑earth itinerary

Auckland Central to Central Queenstown

2645 km
21 Days
  • Hobbiton
  • Lothlorien
  • Milford Sound

While you're here

While you're here

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