New Zealand Roadtrip - What to see?

Motorhome freedom in New Zealand

New Zealand has many incredibly beautiful roads to drive on, so it can be hard to choose which ones to experience. Our love for the beautiful country in Oceania has led us to travel the country on group tours to New Zealand. We’ve come up with our list of five road trips that you should try on your New Zealand road trip tour.

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Milford Road

Milford Road, or State Highway 94 as it’s also known, is one of the most beautiful routes in the world. The four-hour route from Queenstown to Milford Sound features snow-capped mountains, gorgeous lakes, incredible waterfalls and the Homer Tunnel, a 1.2 kilometer tunnel that goes through a mountain.

The route from Queenstown to Milford Sound, as written, takes four hours if you drive it directly, but all the beautiful sites and Instagram-worthy places you’ll pass on the way will undoubtedly make the trip take a few hours longer, that place belongs on adventure travel in New Zealand.

Road into the mountains with beautiful green nature around

Auckland to Bay of Islands

Drive the beautiful road from Auckland to the Bay of Islands. The route offers coastal stretches and wonderful landscapes. On the way to the Bay of Islands, you can stop by Mount Eden for a view of beautiful Auckland.

The drive to Paihia in the Bay of Island takes three hours, but time can quickly slip away as you stop to enjoy the beautiful scenery in the area or one of the fantastic towns on the route. A New Zealand road trip you’ll never forget!

A beautiful sunset over Auckland from a viewpoint with a tree in the front

Christchurch to Canterbury

After Christchurch has been experienced, don’t miss out on a trip to the famous lakes that are located in the Canterbury region. Lake Tekapo, Ohau and Pukaki are alpine glacial lakes that have a unique blue color and are a must-see. In the area you will also find Mount Cook, which at 3724 meters is the highest mountain in New Zealand and a must on adventure travel.

Read more about Mount Cook in Top 10 experiences in New Zealand

Purple and pink lupines around the blue Lake Tekapo

The Great Coast Road

The Great Coast Road is New Zealand’s answer to the Great Ocean Road in Australia. It’s one of the most spectacular routes on the west coast. Starting in Westport and heading towards Greymouth, on one side is the Tasman Sea and on the other is rainforest and stunning scenery. Along the way, the famous Pancake Rocks and blowholes are a must-see. A fantastic road trip in New Zealand.

A road going down a valley with turns, green nature around and a river in the middle of the valley

Haast Pass

The pass that can be experienced when driving from Wanaka to the west coast of the South Island is called Haast Pass. The route takes you through areas of dense forest and scenic spots.

Haast Pass stretches over 140 kilometers. You’ll probably stop often to take pictures of waterfalls, so it can take a long time to complete. You’ll definitely want to experience Thunder Creek, Roaring Billy Falls and Blue Pool walks on your way to the west coast.

A river running through the green nature

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A road trip in New Zealand is an adventure like no other!

Exploring a country together in a shared motorhome and being able to decide where the next stop on your journey is, just makes it that little bit more fun. In New Zealand, this is the obvious option and we guarantee the most fun experiences for you and your travel companions on your group trip to New Zealand.

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