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    A scenic flight then a glass of wine high in the mountains above Queenstown
  • Lupins put on a colourful show in front of Mount Cook, our highest peak
  • Karekare Waterfall is a short drive from Auckland City
  • New Zealand is dotted with golden beaches like this one
  • The TranzAlpine Rail Journey weaves through the Southern Alps in the South Island

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New Zealand Self Drive Holidays with a Difference!
Experience the real New Zealand with Meet New Zealand Vacations unique collection of self drive tours. Enjoy spectacular scenery and meet friendly locals at small, intimate hand-picked accommodations.


We are passionate about showcasing the best of New Zealand, so your self drive vacation will feature:



Leisurely Self Drive Tours

Meet New Zealand Vacations expertly planned rental car tours are ideal for couples, honeymooners and four persons travelling together.

Choose from New Zealand Wide, North or South Island self drive holidays.

Our leisurely rental car tour itineraries all feature New Zealand’s scenic highlights and ‘must see’ destinations.

Additional nights can be organised at any of the destinations in your tour itinerary.

If you have a special request for an destination or activity to be included just advise us. We are happy to assist wherever possible.


Quality & Superior Styles 

Available in two styles, Quality and Superior, each of our self drive tour styles offers a variety of accommodation options and opportunities for you to meet New Zealanders:


All Meet New Zealand Vacations accommodations are selected to fit with our aim of providing you with a self drive holiday with a difference.


Friendly Bed & Breakfast Hosts

Our Bed & Breakfast hosts are especially chosen for their high standards, friendliness, genuine interest in welcoming guests and sharing real-life New Zealand.

While savoring New Zealand’s ever changing landscapes, you will enjoy spending time with your hosts and learning more about NZ.

Complimenting Meet New Zealand’s Bed & Breakfasts, hotel and motel accommodations are all located within easy distance of popular activities and shopping centres. Self catering motels have full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Choice of Rental Vehicle

Your NZ self drive holiday is made easy by Meet New Zealand’s great range of near new rental vehicles, all automatics and with unlimited kilometres. The choice is yours.


Personal Service

Meet New Zealand Vacations is New Zealand based and has become known for our personal service, support and expertise in creating the very best independent self drive holidays.

So don’t wait any longer – check out our great self drive itineraries – and start planning NOW.


We invite you to share our country and enjoy the journey.

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Check out our highlighted tours

All New Zealand Extravaganza - Auckland to Christchurch

All New Zealand Extravaganza

From: Auckland
To: Auckland
Tour Length: 26 days

• Travel from the far North to the deep South – geothermal wonders, beaches, mountains and fiords
• Indulge in delicious food & wine in award-winning winemaking regions
• Visit famous Queenstown, historic Dunedin & the sun-kissed Coromandel coast
New Zealand Scenic Journey - Auckland to Christchurch

New Zealand Scenic Journey

From: Auckland
To: Christchurch
Tour Length: 22 days

• Embrace NZ’s natural wonders from North to South
• Discover ancient glowworm caves, swim at golden beaches, visit ice-age glaciers
• Enjoy the picture-perfect towns of Queenstown, Wanaka, Nelson & Te Anau
Sparkling New Zealand - Auckland to Queenstown

Sparkling New Zealand

From: Auckland
To: Queenstown
Tour Length: 14 days

• Soak up the geysers, volcanoes, Maori culture and heritage of the North
• Explore sun-kissed Golden Bay in Nelson, at the top of the South Island
• Visit Queenstown, view spectacular glaciers and the breathtaking beauty of Milford or Doubtful Sound
Sea to Sky - Christchurch to Queenstown

Sea to Sky

From: Christchurch
To: Queenstown
Tour Length: 10 days

• Road & Rail - view the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine rail journey
• Relax in famous Queenstown and visit charming, lakeside Wanaka
• Venture to the heart of Fiordland National Park, visiting either Doubtful or Milford Sound