Self-Guided Tours of New Zealand 2024/2025

Want to enjoy an independent trip around New Zealand, but don’t want to have to organize all the logistics? Consider a self-guided tour of New Zealand! Let our experts tailor-make a customized tour of New Zealand that you can tackle on your own. It’s often a cheaper way to travel compared with traditional guided tours. New Zealand self-guided tours offer organized stability, while still giving you the freedom to explore amazing sights like Eden Park, the Coromandel Peninsula, and the Lake Tekapo Dark Sky Reserve. Self-guided tours in New Zealand can involve multi-day treks around the Southern Alps, self-guided street art routes around Wellington, historic walking tours around Christchurch, or even multi-day tours exploring wine country in Marlborough, with transport and local accommodations all organized ahead of time for you. 

Enjoy some of our favorite self-guided tours of New Zealand below.

11 self-guided tours in New Zealand

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Self-guided Grand Tour (Customizable)

of 5 reviews
  • Trip customizable
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I had the best customized travel trip in my life thanks to Geoff and Libby in Christchurch. They wer ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Road trips & Sightseeing Tours +4 more
  • Accommodation Guest House, Hotel & Resort
  • Age Range 15-90 yrs
  • Operated in English
days21 From US$ 3,988 US$ 3,190
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  • May 01
  • May 02
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Highlights of New Zealand

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14 day self-drive or vehicle rental trip through Taupo, Lochmara Bay, Kaikoura and 8 other destinations in New Zealand. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Self-drive or vehicle rental & Helicopter Tours +3 more
  • Accommodation Lodge, Resort & Hotel
  • Transport Private Vehicle, Flight, Helicopter, Boat & Taxi
  • Age Range 1-80 yrs
  • Operated in English
days14 From US$ 5,700 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Mar 10
  • Mar 11
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14 Day Lord of the Rings - we can customise just for you

of 1 review
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Overall the trip was fabulous.Perfect time of the year for the weather.All the accommodations and it ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities City sightseeing & Cultural, religious and historic sites +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Private Vehicle, Helicopter, Ferry, Boat & Coach
  • Age Range 15-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days14 From US$ 4,396 US$ 3,517
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  • May 01
  • May 02
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New Zealand Honeymoon

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11 day self-drive or vehicle rental tour through Takou River, Bay Of Islands, Christchurch and 7 other destinations in New Zealand. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Self-drive or vehicle rental & Honeymoon +4 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Camping
  • Transport Private Vehicle, Flight, Train, Helicopter & Boat
  • Age Range 1-80 yrs
  • Operated in English
days11 From US$ 5,850 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Mar 10
  • Mar 11
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Best of New Zealand

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14 day explorer tour through Christchurch, Franz Josef, Queenstown and 7 other destinations in New Zealand. Read More
  • Tour Type Independent Tour
  • Activities Explorer
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Boat, Flight & Train
  • Age Range 8-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
days14 From US$ 5,407 View Tour
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  • Mar 25 10+ seats left
  • Apr 08 10+ seats left
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New Zealand Lord of the Rings Tour

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19 day movie or television tour through Cambridge, Rotorua, Tongariro and 13 other destinations in New Zealand. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Movie or television tours & Caves +5 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge & Resort
  • Transport Private Vehicle, Flight, Ferry, Helicopter & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 1-80 yrs
  • Operated in English
days19 From US$ 14,350 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Mar 10
  • Mar 11
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New Zealand whales, birds and wildlife

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13 day wildlife tour through Auckland, Te Anau, Milford Sound and 10 other destinations in New Zealand. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Wildlife & Bird watching +5 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge & Eco Lodge
  • Transport Private Vehicle, Flight, Helicopter & Boat
  • Age Range 10-80 yrs
  • Operated in English
days13 From US$ 13,750 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Mar 10
  • Mar 11
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Luxury self-drive tour of New Zealand

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  • Best price guaranteed
14 day self-drive or vehicle rental trip through Auckland, Acacia Bay, Hawke's Bay and 8 other destinations in New Zealand. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Self-drive or vehicle rental & National parks +4 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge & Hut
  • Transport Private Vehicle, Flight, Helicopter, Ferry & Train
  • Age Range 1-80 yrs
  • Operated in English
days14 From US$ 12,250 View Tour
Next Departures
  • Mar 10
  • Mar 11
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Australia And New Zealand Tour

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12 day national parks trip to Melbourne, Ayers Rock and 4 other destinations traveling through Australia and New Zealand. Read More
  • Tour Type Independent Tour
  • Activities National parks & City sightseeing
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Coach & Flight
  • Age Range 18-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days12 From US$ 5,095 View Tour
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  • Mar 13 Only 10 seats left
  • Mar 14 Only 10 seats left
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Best of Australia and New Zealand

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15 day explorer trip to Melbourne, Cairns and 5 other destinations traveling through Australia and New Zealand. Read More
  • Tour Type Independent Tour
  • Activities Explorer
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Flight & Boat
  • Age Range 8-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
days15 From US$ 8,137 View Tour
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  • Apr 11 10+ seats left
  • Jun 27 10+ seats left
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Treasures of Australia and New Zealand

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18 day explorer trip to Melbourne, Cairns and 8 other destinations traveling through Australia and New Zealand. Read More
  • Tour Type Independent Tour
  • Activities Explorer
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Flight, Boat & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 8-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
days18 From US$ 9,922 View Tour
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  • Apr 11 10+ seats left
  • Jun 27 10+ seats left
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Customize a self-guided tour to New Zealand

Going to New Zealand? Chat with a local travel expert in New Zealand who can help design a self-guided trip to New Zealand.

  • David Tupper
    David Tupper Travel Expert in Australia & New Zealand
  • Geoff Venning
    Geoff Venning
    Travel Expert in New Zealand
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New Zealand Self-guided Tour Reviews

5 - Excellent
Based on 6 customer reviews
Highly Recommended
5 - Excellent
  • Abilash Nair
“We have just come back from one of the best holidays we’ve had! After 3 years of no travel due to Covid, my family wanted to go out and explore great outdoors. What better country to do that than New Zealand! Booking our custom itinerary with Geoff was our best decision. To be honest there are many options when booking a tour in New Zealand, but these are mostly larger operators with no personal touch and purely business. This operator was the exception for us. We always prefer the personal touch and Geoff and his wife Libby definitely lived up to it! When they say they are the real deal Kiwi, they surely are. From our first contact, Geoff made us feel so comfortable and even provided his personal contact 24/7 if we needed anything. When you speak to Geoff, you can also feel his passion for New Zealand and for meeting new people. We went through several rounds of itinerary planning and Geoff was patient and ever accommodating, providing us with some great suggestions as well. It was a long itinerary almost 20 days covering North and South Islands. When we arrived in New Zealand, everything worked like clockwork. All the bookings were well organised, pickups, transfers, hotels and activities. It was a fuss free and stress free holiday for my family which culminated in Christchurch when we finally got to see Geoff and his wife Libby. We had a very personal tour of Christchurch and went off the beaten track to see the many natural marvels of New Zealand. All good things must eventually come to an end, and we left New Zealand with a heavy heart, having one of the best holidays ever. We arrived as strangers but left meeting so many nice people and made a good family friend in both Geoff and his wife Libby.”
A Wonderful Trip
5 - Excellent
  • Jonalyn
“Geoff is an awesome guy! - and his travel agency. He worked with me to plan this trip over 3 1/2 years ago. Due to COVID it was postponed twice and, as time went on, I made changes and he adapted and re-worked the itinerary excellently. He made great suggestions and listened to my ideas with a great sense of humor and seriousness, booking the perfect Bed & Breakfast Inns in Christchurch and Lake Te Anau and other pristine locations. The tour he booked for me to see Hobbiton was the best choice, including a delicious lunch buffet! There was no hassle over prices, they were very reasonable and kept within my budget.”
Helpful and Professional service
5 - Excellent
  • Amy Walker
“Geoff is extremely helpful, professional and patient. He put in countless hours helping me plan my group trip to New Zealand. He is friendly and very easy to work with and would recommend them to anyone looking to go to New Zealand.”
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