New Zealand Driving Itineraries

Our Top 5 New Zealand Road Trips

Best time to travel by road in New Zealand is November (Spring) to April (Autumn) as during the holidays in December reservations may be difficult.

New Zealand is bigger than people realize and many of the areas have only one driving lane in each direction and some very hilly roads. Travel by road can be slow. New Zealanders also drive on the opposite side of the road from the United States. It may be best to fly to certain regions and other areas where there is less traffic and the drives are lovely. We have compiled some handy tips for New Zealand road safety and regulations.

Top 5 New Zealand areas in order of our preference.

We suggest these prime and acceptable drives which are not too long and offer nice scenery.

North Island

North Island Map

South Island

South Island Map

New Zealand