Use this New Zealand Route Planner and New Zealand Travel Planner to plan new zealand driving times and places to go in New Zealand
Recommend a minimum of 20 days to complete this North & South Island Holiday itinerary
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The arrival point of this travel planner is Auckland Airport where you can pick up your rental vehicle. The route takes in the East Coast of the North Island through to the Central Plateau region. It continues onto the West Coast of the North Island onto the capital city of Wellington. From here you can either fly over the Cook Strait, or take the 3 hour journey on the Interislander Ferry through the Marlborough Sounds to the South Island port of Picton. Most rental car companies allow you to drop your rental vehicle off in Wellington and collect another in Picton.
The route carries on along the East Coast of the South Island to the Canterbury region, then on to Dunedin and Southland. This itinerary then takes you into the world famous Fiordland area, followed by Central Otago and Wanaka and finishing in Queenstown/Southern Lakes District. Queenstown Airport has flights to most of New Zealand and Australia's major cities, and rental car options are also available.
Use the travel planner below by simply selecting the tourism operators for where to stay and places to travel in NZ you are interested in. Once submitted, this system will email all of your chosen operators and they will reply to you directly with a no obligation free quote and availability.
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