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Take a moment to explore New Zealand. Stray from well-beaten paths and discover ever-changing landscapes as one journey leads to another.

Nelson
Abel Tasman National Park, Nelson

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West Coast

Kaikoura road trip

Catlins road trip

Coromandel road trip

Highlights

  • Hike on Fox and Franz Josef glaciers
  • Raft the Charleston Glowworm Caves
  • See the ancient Punakaiki Pancake Rocks

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Nelson

Nelson

Sunshine, wineries and a coastal national park

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Highlights

  • Kayak and hike Abel Tasman Nat'l Park
  • Relax on golden beaches
  • Sip craft beers or have a vineyard lunch

Highlights

  • Seafood feasts
  • Dolphin encounters
  • More than 30 wineries

ROAD TRIP THROUGH KAIKOURA

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Proximity

  • By car: Start your adventure in Christchurch
  • By car: Total trip distance:390km
Hamilton - Waikato

Hamilton - Waikato

Discover the real Middle‑earth at the Hobbiton Movie Set

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Highlights

  • Peek through 44 hobbit holes
  • Explore underground caves in Waitomo
  • Learn to surf at Raglan Beach

Highlights

  • Soak in geothermal hot pools
  • Witness NZ's tallest geyser at Te Puia
  • Hike and bike through the Redwood Forest

ROAD TRIP THROUGH THE KARANGAHAKE GORGE

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Rotorua

Rotorua

Discover bubbling geothermal activity and Maori culture

Highlights

  • Cruise the fiords of Milford Sound
  • Visit Nugget Point Lighthouse
  • Explore dramatic coastlines

ROAD TRIP THROUGH THE CATLINS

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Proximity

  • By car: Start your adventure in Christchurch
  • By car: Total trip distance: 890km
Northland & Bay of Islands

Northland & Bay of Islands

Aquatic playground of 144 islands, full of water activities

Roadtrip from Wanaka to Franz Josef

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Highlights

  • Visit historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Take a boat cruise & swim with dolphins
  • Have a vineyard lunch in Russell

Highlights

  • Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve
  • Gigantic arched caverns
  • Kayaking and snorkelling tours

ROAD TRIP THROUGH THE COROMANDEL

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Proximity

  • By car: Start your adventure in Auckland
  • By car: Total trip distance: 335km

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