Thank you for visiting, we are here to help you.

At Self Drive Holidays New Zealand we have been planning New Zealand holidays for clients from all around the world for over 20 years, as well as the highlights we look forward to sharing with you our favorite places.

We are based right here in New Zealand, we are here to help you before your trip, we are here for you during your trip and here for you when you get home. The holidays we offer you are designed by us, they are not "bought in" to resell to you, we have driven the routes you will travel, stopped at the sights and points of interest we will tell you about, we have done the short walks and the activities, and we know well the places we recommend that you stay at.

We have inspected and used the rental cars and motorhomes we recommend, for the accommodations we recommend you stay at we have either stayed at them ourselves, or at the very least visited, for the camping spots and holiday parks we recommend, we have pitched our tent at most of them over the years.

We recognise that you are coming a long way and making a big investment to visit New Zealand, we will take very good care of you and make sure you get the most of what you want from your holiday

Transport and accommodation options

We believe that the very best way to see New Zealand is to self drive, we offer rental car and accommodation or motorhome and camping options. Please click on the links from the menu above to see more details on the option of your choice.

New Zealand holiday with rental car and accommodation.

New Zealand holiday with motorhome and holiday parks or camp grounds.


The majority of our clients ask us for a custom / tailor made itinerary for their holiday and this has been our most successful way in assuring clients get what they want from their holiday. Our custom itinerary service includes the following.

  • Consultation on your requirements and how best to achieve them.
  • Draft Itinerary detailing route, driving times and locations.
  • Budgeting including options for you to consider and accommodation reccomendations.
  • Comprehensive Final Itinerary, virtually a personal guide book with lots of details and options for you to consider at your leisure as you travel.
  • New Zealand route guides detailing driving times, things to do and see, brilliant for planning your options each day.
  • Booking your arrangements.
  • Reservations Schedule detailing important information for the arrangements we book for you.
  • Maps for booked accommodations and activities as required
  • On going support and assistance, pre, during and post trip. We are here for you.


Holidays in New Zealand are very popular and we strongly recommend that arrangements and planning be undertaken at the earliest opportunity, hosted accommodation and motorhome availability can become very low at times over the summer months.