Nature and Wildlife Paradise - New Zealand Self Drive Tour

22 Great Days – Nature and Wildlife – incl. Steward Island!

New Zealand Self Drive Tour 2024/2025

Our New Zealand Self Drive Tours 4.9/5

Experience a New Zealand that is magnificent, stunning and authentic.


Among nature lovers, New Zealand is considered one of the last adventure areas that has been largely spared from mass tourism.


Experience 3 weeks New Zealand’s stunning wildlife and nature! See the diving of whales, rare penguins, albatrosses, dolphins, our unique Kiwi bird and the natural paradise and secret gem – Steward Island!


On the other side of the world, opposite Europe, New Zealand’s North and South Island extend over a length of 1600 kilometres. Endless beaches, fiords, fern forests and geysers, the magnificent mountain world of the Southern Alps, as well as endless pastures, open up a multitude of unique opportunities for nature lovers.

Hardly any other part of our world offers so many different landscapes in a relatively small area. The spectacular landscapes and the species-rich flora and fauna are the focus of this journey. The natural beauty of our National Parks is one of the most impressive experiences of this tour. A boat trip in Milford Sound will certainly remain unforgettable. Covering the best features of both islands you will travel in comfort and by your own paste. Your accommodation  is waiting for you. And it’s the perfect Honeymoon in New Zealand as well!

This tour package can be customized to suit your requirements precisely. All our self drive tours can also be booked with a chauffeur/tour guide as a private tour option! Please let us know your special requests.

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p.P. in Double Room or Twin Share from:

NZD 7,080.00 p.P.

  • *) Please note:
    • All Prices in New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
    • Daily Departures
  • Tour Options:
    • Upgrade/Downgrade options (accommodation category, rental car category, length of tour, activities, etc.)
New Zealand Tours Sepcialist Tour Operator DMC
New Zealand Tourism Board certified specialist

Please look at our other New Zealand self-drive tours and if you can’t find the right tour – no problem! We are happy to offer you the perfect and customized New Zealand tour.
Get in touch with us! Behind this website are real people who want to share their enthusiasm and expertise for this country. Enjoy New Zealand and we take care of the rest.

Included within this package:


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  • Accommodation, 21 Nights
    • 1 Night at Homelea – 1 x Classic Room BB
    • 1 Night at French Bay House – 1 x Deluxe Ensuite House Mt Bossu BB
    • 1 Night at The Vicarage Boutique B&B- 1 x Double Room
    • 2 Nights at Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin – 1 x Standard Room BB
    • 2 Nights at Stewart Island Lodge – 1 x Double Room BB
    • 2 Nights Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau – 1 x Superior Room BB
    • 1 Night at Kamana Lakehouse – 1 x Kamana King Room BB
    • 1 Night at Holly Homestead B&B – 1 x Double Room
    • 1 Night at Alpine Rose Motel – 1 x Superior Studio BB
    • 1 Night at Quality Suites Kaikoura – 1 x Executive Studio BB
    • 1 Night at Picton House B&B – 1 x Double Room BB
    • 1 Night at Aston Road Villa – 1 x King Room BB
    • 2 Nights at Manuka Lodge – 1 x Double Room BB
    • 1 Night at Princes Gate Hotel – 1 x Double Room BB
    • 2 Nights at Aotearoa Lodge & Conference Centre – 1x Standard Studio BB
    • 1 Night at Auckland City Hotel – Hobson Street – 1 x Boutique Room BB
    • Key:  BB: Bed and Breakfast, DBB Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
  • Meals:
    • daily Breakfast (cooked, continental, buffet or self-prepared)
  • Tour & Activity Pack: (can be customized to suit you precisely)
    • Akaroa: Black Cat, Nature Cruise x2
    • Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony, Premium Evening Viewing x2
    • Dunedin: Elm Wildlife Tours, Standard Peninsula Encounter Tour x2
    • Stewart Island: Real NZ, Ulva Island Explorer x2
    • Te Anau: Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise x2
    • Kaikoura: Whale Watch Kaikoura, Whale Watch Tour x2
    • Wellington: Zealandia By Day Tour x2
    • Kapiti Island Nature Tours, Full Day Tour x2
    • Whakatane: Moutohora Island Sanctuary Tour x2
  • Rental car hire:
    • Vehicle according to the booked category
    • Rental car insurance: Fully inclusive
    • Unlimited kms, additional drivers
    • airport/ferry terminal fees
  • Ferry/Transfers:
    • Interislander Ferry crossing from Picton to Wellington for foot passengers & rental car
    • Stewart Island, Return Ferry Service for foot passengers 
  • While in New Zealand 24 hour support
  • Tour Excludes:
    • Flights, Travel Insurance
    • Fuel and parking fees
    • Meals, unless otherwise specified
    • Optional activities

Additional Information:


We all know Terms and Conditions are really boring.


These are no exception. We fell asleep two times while we wrote them!

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BUT – we need them so that there is no misunderstanding if you decide to change or cancel anything. If you transact through this website then we will give you every chance to read these. Any quotes and bookings undertaken are done so on the understanding that you have read and agree to these terms. Please read here  our Terms & Conditions for payment options and cancellation policy.
We play fair and we know we play with people who play fair!

  • Our tours incl. all tax, fees and admissions
  • All prices are displayed/charged in NZ$ and may vary in your home currency depending on currency conversion rates.
  • This tour price is based on 2 people sharing one room and may vary depending on type of accommodation (Motel, Boutique Lodges, 3-5 Star Hotels). Of course, we can provide more options in type of car, accommodation, also in route and duration of your tour.
  • Stunning and proven New Zealand itineraries

    Accommodations and meals | Activities package: All admissions, tours and activities marked as such in the tour itinerary | Detailed driving information, road maps, route book, and more.

  • Extras for your individual New Zealand Tour holiday

    Numerous additional options and individual tips possible | Tour price options (upgrade/downgrade) possible in Standard, Superior and Luxury categories (3-5 star hotels/motels, boutique lodges, rental car category, tour extension, etc.) | Personal "Meet & Greet" service possible (private shuttle/transport airport, city hotel, cruise terminal, etc.)

  • Rental car incl. all inclusive Insurance with GPS

    All-Inclusive rental insurance or with variable excess | GPS navigation | airport/ferry handling fees | unlimited mileage | additional drivers

  • Ideal prices thanks to daily currency conversion

    Perfect for you: We offer our tours in NZD$  (New Zealand Dollar). Experience has shown that this is often more favourable for our guests during the booking period than a fixed price in your local currency, which may include possible currency fluctuations at the time of travel.
    All prices in New Zealand Dollar (NZD) incl. 15% GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax) and incl. all taxes applicable in New Zealand.

  • 24-hours Support while you are in New Zealand

    Details on how you can reach us at any time during your New Zealand holiday - in your time zone - can be found in the travel documentation.

"What I loved about this tour was that the guide was not afraid to get off the beaten track and show us the real country. This was an experience I would definitely want to come back to."
Alene Elvine
HR Manager
“Our guide was everything I hoped for, and more. Great Days really makes a difference, I would have never discovered the beautiful places we stopped at."
Jona Gerber

Get in touch for your unforgettable New Zealand holiday. That’s what we are here for. Behind this website are real people who are at your disposal with expertise and passion for this extraordinary place in the world. We know where to go as we live here – and we are looking forward to sharing our hidden gems with you.

Enjoy the Holiday of a lifetime