Highlights / New Zealand
Self Drive Rental Car Tour

Rental Car Tour Highlights

On this Self Drive Rental Car Tour through New Zealand, you will visit the most beautiful highlights of the two islands and Stewart Island. Your rental car tour begins in the north in the metropolis of Auckland and takes you to the geysers of Rotorua and the capital of Wellington on the south island of New Zealand which is famous for its unique natural beauty. You will spend several days in the region around the southern alps where you will also visit the Franz Josef Glacier and the majestic Milford Sound. See penguins and dolphins in the wild and learn about New Zealand's national bird, the Kiwi. The more adventurous will have the opportunity to try out bungee jumping, skydiving, or a helicopter flight.


The Route for the New Zealand Rental Car Tour Highlights


The Route:

arrow down Day 1: Auckland > Whitianga

Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

Your rental car trip car starts in beautiful Auckland. Your destination is Whitianga, where Captain Cook once set the British flag on the beach.

arrow down Day 2: Whitianga > Rotorua

Maori, Rotorua, New Zealand

We recommend "By Nina" for breakfast. Treat yourself to a refreshing beach walk, before heading to famous Cathedral Cove. In the evening, you can experience New Zealand's culture with the songs and dances of the Maori.

arrow down Day 3: Rotorua > Napier

Te Puia, Rotorua, New Zealand

Kiwis and geysers will impress you in Te Puia. In the evening, you will find yourself in a charming Art Deco city that has only look like this since the great earthquake of 1931.

arrow down Day 4: Napier > Wellington

Wasserfall, New Zealand

From Napier, you will take your rental car to Wellington, which is the capital of New Zealand.

arrow down Day 5: Wellington > Nelson

Interislander, Wellington, Neuseeland

In addition to visiting the capital, a trip to the National Museum Te Papa is on the agenda. Get high on culture, before making your way to Nelson. Nelson is the very first city of New Zealand, which also offers plenty of sunshine hours.

arrow down Day 6: Nelson

Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

Your day tour also starts in Nelson. However, you will not be needing your rental car, since you will be getting around by water taxi. The Abel Tasman National Park is here to familiarize you with the most beautiful aspects of New Zealand.

arrow down Day 7: Nelson > Greymouth

Pancake Rocks, New Zealand

Let the Pancake Rocks take your breath away. The blowholes between the rocks are repeatedly spraying seawater. Overnight stay is in Greymouth.

arrow down Day 8: Greymouth > Franz Josef

Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

On your way to Franz Josef, the gold mining town of Ross should be on your agenda. The insanely green rainforest will also impress you during your rental car journey.

arrow down Day 9: Franz Josef > Queenstown

TSS Earnslaw, Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, New Zealand

Today, you are headed for a particularly exciting place: Queenstown. The journey to get there is a feast for all adventurers in and of itself. At the Walter Peak Hight Country Farm, guests can take a tour to learn more about farm life in New Zealand.

arrow down Day 10: Queenstown > Te Anau

Bungee Jumping, Kawarau Bridge, New Zealand

Want even more action? Jump from a bridge while a bungee cord keeps you safe or dare to go parasailing. End your day with a Queenstown shopping trip.

arrow down Day 11: Te Anau

Milford Sound, New Zealand

In Milford Sound, you can expect more rain than anywhere else in New Zealand. So be prepared for wet weather. But the penguins, dolphins and sea lions, which you might encounter today, will certainly make up for this fact.

arrow down Day 12: Te Anau > Invercargill

Albatross, Stewart Island, New Zealand

Stewart Island is an impressive natural island that you must visit when traveling by rental car today.

arrow down Day 13: Invercargill > Dunedin

The World's Fastest Indian

Do you know the movie "The World's Fastest Indian"? If so, we have a real highlight in store for you. You can take a closer look at the original motorcycle from the movie!

arrow down Day 14: Dunedin > Christchurch

Avon River, Christchurch, New Zealand

Your rental car trip ends in Christchurch, where you drop off your rental car and fly home or stay longer in beautiful New Zealand.

Learn more about this Self Drive Rental Car Tour:

arrow down What's included - Pricing

What's included:
* The Original Tour - developed and organised by Reuthers
* Rental Car - compact class - for the Tour including third party and comprehensive insurance
* Reuthers POMZEC© (Peace Of Mind Zero Excess Coverage) for the rental vehicle
* 13x Accommodation Middleclass Hotels/Motels in shared Double Room
* Secured Payment Certificate (Sicherungsschein)
* Reuthers Tour Book with Itineraries and Tips
* Reuthers Travel Lecture (in English)
* Maori Culture with Hangi Dinner
* Dinner Walter Peak High Country Farm
* Milford Sound Nature Cruise
* Steamship Passage TSS Earnslaw
* Ferry Wellington > Picton
* Ferry Stewart Island
* Reuthers Rewards

Please feel free to tell us your individual date!

Driver Rental Car = NZD 6675
Passenger Rental Car = NZD 2415
Twin Room extra charge (2 separate beds instead of 1 common bed) = NZD 215
Single Room extra charge (instead of shared Double Room) = NZD 685

Optional Bookings:
Additional Accommodation prior tour start in shared Double Room (1 common bed) = NZD 105
Additional Accommodation prior tour start in shared Twin Room (2 separate beds) = NZD 115
Additional Accommodation prior tour start in Single Room = NZD 205
Additional Accommodation after the tour in shared Double Room (1 common bed) = NZD 105
Additional Accommodation after the tour in shared Twin Room (2 separate beds) = NZD 115
Additional Accommodation after the tour in Single Room = NZD 205
GPS navigation device for Rental Car = on request
Higher class for Rental Car = on request

All pricing payable in New Zealand Dollar.
3% Early Bird Discount (booking more than 12 months prior tour start)
2% Golden Ager Discount (age at least 60 years prior tour start)
10% Group Discount (from 8 registrations made within one week, one common Payment of Balance)
Please note: The Total Discount for all applicable Discounts is a maximum of 10%.

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