Exploring New Zealand’s beautiful landscapes by car, campervan or motorhome is a popular way to get around, but there’s more to planning a self-drive trip than just booking hotels and organising a rental car.  

There are over 94,000 kilometres worth of roads in New Zealand, meaning there’s plenty to explore, but the roads here can be windy or narrow, and the scenery, whilst breath-taking, can be distracting.

Before getting started on your itinerary have a look at our touring map with some suggested themed driving routes. You can print or email it to your clients to help with inspiration and planning. Or check out some of our great road trip itineraries , which include activity ideas.

Keep in mind when planning the itinerary that a road trip won’t be as fun as it sounds unless your clients are properly prepared. It's most important that your clients stay safe on the roads.

You also have a responsibility when planning itineraries to ensure the methods of transport, accommodation and routes that you are recommending allow your clients to travel responsibly.