New Zealand self drive vacation

“Designed to show you the landscapes, wildlife and Maori culture of New Zealand, this self-drive tour combines driving with walking, so you can experience the land from different perspectives.”

Highlights

Auckland | Rotorua | Lake Taupo | Tongariro National Park | Tongariro Crossing | Te Papa Museum | Nelson | Abel Tasman cruise | Buller Gorge | Nelson Lakes National Park | Paparoa National Park | Fox Glacier | Franz Josef glacier | Wanaka | Te Anau | Fjordland National Park | Arrowtown | Hooker Valley | Mount Cook | Christchurch

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: New Zealand self drive vacation

Environment

This Tailor-made vacation encompasses three of New Zealandís National Parks: Tongariro, Abel Tasman and Westland for which we pay an annual licence fee and have official accreditation to operate on Department of Conservation land.

For every booking taken we make a donation on our travelers behalf to New Zealandís unique Trees for Travelers Project. The project is based in Kaikoura , and is re-foresting a local reserve with native trees: www.treesfortravelers.co.nz

We also actively supports Project Janszoon, a privately funded initiative working in partnership with the Department of Conservation to address the ecological restoration of Abel Tasman National Park . Through the auspisces of the Wilson Family who operate guided walks and kayaking adventures in the Park, travelers will be educated on the aims and ethos of this project.

Through our New Zealand partner operator, we are a Qualmark accredited business and a member of the Tourism Industry Association of New Zealand. This means we have been independently reviewed and deemed to operate in an ethical and environmentally sustainable way.

Community

All of our itineraries, whether tailor made or our Small Group Journeys, are strongly focused on ensuring support for local communities and educating our travelers on the importance of responsible travel.

Accommodation on our Tailor-made vacations is in smaller bed & breakfasts, inns, farm and homestays and travelers will enjoy the services of local activity operators and food from local restaurants. We actively encourage all travelers on our Tailor-made itineraries to get off the beaten path and discover, explore and support small local communities Ė as well as benefiting the New Zealand people, we firmly believe that this enhances our travelers experience during their time in New Zealand.

Our itineraries have a strong focus on the history and customs of the Maori, as we recognise and appreciate the cultural significance of the Maori people in New Zealand. Through included trips and experiences, guided tours and interaction with locals, we aim to educate and inspire our travelers about the Maori people of New Zealand and their place in the heritage and future of the country.

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