nz by roadBY ROAD

Australians love a good road trip, and New Zealand is an ideal place to do one. As New Zealand is a relatively small country, you can make many drives in less than half a day, leaving plenty to time to explore each destination, and take plenty of pictures along the way.

How to do it

There are number of rental companies in New Zealand, offering a range of cars and campervans. Hertz has over 40 locations around the country where you can pick up and drop off vehicles.


nz on footON FOOT

Soak up New Zealand’s scenery on foot. There are a number of trails all across the country including the Great Walks. See some of the most jaw-dropping vistas on the Routeburn Track in Fiordland, which can be walked independently or with a guide.

How to do it

Walk the track with Ultimate Hikes from $1,325 per person including transport, accommodation, all meals, snacks, backpacks, rain jackets and an expert guide.

nz on bikeBY BIKE

New Zealand is currently experiencing a cycling boom, with trails across the country, ranging in difficulty. The Great Taste Trail (graded easy) from Nelson is a four day ride, but you can easily do just a section or two, passing through cafes, vineyards and breweries.

How to do it

Trail Journeys offers their ‘Two Day Classic’ tour for $299 per person from Nelson to Kaiteriteri, including B&B accommodation, bike hire and all baggage transfers.

nz by railBY RAIL

New Zealand’s rail network isn’t extensive, but the main reason to travel by train isn’t to get from point A to point B, but to experience some of the country’s spectacular scenery you just can’t see from the road.

How to do it

KiwiRail offers three scenic routes: the Coastal Pacific, TranzAlpine and the Northern Explorer. Prices start at $179NZD per person. The Coastal Pacific is also a summer train only and operates from 25 Sep to 01 May.

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