Self Drive Options

Keen to drive yourself? Here are some suggested itineraries for a true Kiwi road trip style of holiday in New Zealand YOU Manukau has put together for YOUYOUR choice now.

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Coastal Coromandel Getaway

4 nights/5 days. Only a short drive away from Auckland, with a mountainous interior cloaked in native rainforest and more than 400kms of white sand beaches, the Coromandel Peninsula is the perfect getaway for those seeking a rustic, unspoiled and relaxed destination.

    PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • 2 nights at Anchor Lodge Coromandel in a standard studio (room only)
  • Coromandel seat in coach Remote Coast Tour
  • 2 nights at Grand Mercure Puka Park in a Tawa Treehut with daily breakfast
  • Glass Bottom Boat seat in coach tour
  • OPTIONAL (at additional cost): Car rental

From $709 per person (share twin)
Subject to change and to availability. Travel dates between 01 September 2020 and 31 March 2021 (blackout dates may apply). YOU Travel and ANZCRO terms and conditions apply.
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Tara Iti Golf Club - Northland

Golfing in the Bay of Islands

A fabulous New Zealand adventure – a road trip. Depart Auckland in your self-contained luxurious motorhome and head north. The Bay of Islands offer luscious golfing greens with spectacular views and landscapes. This style of travel offers the ultimate freedom of choice – go where you want to go, as you go.

    SUGGESTED GOLF COURSES:
  • Tara Iti Golf Course - Mangawhai Heads
  • The Pines Golf Course - Whangarei
  • Waitangi Golf Club - Waitangi
  • Whangaroa Golf Club - Whangaroa
  • Carrington Estate Golf Course - Karikari Peninsula

  • DAILY RATE INCLUDES:
  • 24/7 Roadside assistance (emergency breakdown) and customer service help line
  • Comprehensive insurance cover (excess of $6500 can be reduced to $2000 for $20 per day)
  • All linen (sheets, duvets, pillows, towels and tea towels)
  • Basic kitchen condiments (salt, pepper, cooking oil, tea, coffee etc)
  • Complimentary welcome bottle of premium NZ wine

From $135 per day (based on a mid range 6 Berth motorhome)
Subject to change and to availability. Price applies to min. 7 day hire between 01 June and 31 August 2020. Additional post hire costs apply. YOU Travel and Kiwi Motorhomes terms and conditions apply.
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South Island in Style

Have you always wanted to drive and see the best of the South Island but in style? Depart Christchurch and drive to Queenstown via Lake Tekapo, enjoying 5* hospitality at The George Christchurch, Lakestone Lodge in Tekapo and Stoneridge Estate in Queenstown. This style of travel offers the ultimate freedom of choice combined with luxury experiences enroute.

    Highlights/Inclusions:
  • 7 nights accommodation in 5* Boutique Hotel and Luxury Lodge accommodation
  • Premium rental car hire for 8 days
  • Daily gourmet breakfast
  • Daily wine and cheeseboard in the afternoon in Queenstown
  • Two evening dining experiences
  • Star gazing experience in Tekapo
  • Tekapo Springs Hot Pools
  • Ice Skating/Snow Tubing
  • Boutique Central Otago Wine Tour including Platter Lunch


  • From $2,399 per person (share twin)
    Subject to change and to availability. Price applies for travel between 01 July and 30 October 2020. YOU Travel and NZ Luxury Escapes terms and conditions apply.
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Family Trip - Top of the South Island

Have you been to the top of the South Island? If no a family road trip is the ultimate adventure. Depart Christchurch in your self-contained comfortable motorhome and head north. Cross two National Parks, visit the Tasman and Marlborough regions before returning to Christchurch along the east coast. This style of travel offers the ultimate freedom of choice and comfort – and where ever you go, you take everything with you.

    SUGGESTED ROUTE:
  • Depart Christchurch towards Hanmer Springs - rejuvenate at Hanmer Springs thermal spa which has longest slide in New Zealand
  • Continue north via Nelson Lakes National Park to Nelson
  • Build sand castles at Tahunanui and take the kids for New Zealand best pizzas at Stefano's (above cinema in CBD)
  • Depart Nelson for Picton along the windy top of the South Island road
  • Join a Dolphin cruise or just watch the ferry come in over a hot chocolate
  • Continue via Blenheim - place of many magnificent wineries - down the coast to Kaikoura
  • A Whale Watch cruise here is a must
  • Back in Christchurch - Punt on the Avon, visit International Antarctic Centre to see huskys and penguins

  • DAILY RATE INCLUDES:
  • 24/7 Roadside assistance (emergency breakdown) and customer service help line
  • Comprehensive insurance cover (excess of $6500 can be reduced to $2000 for $20 per day)
  • All linen (sheets, duvets, pillows, towels and tea towels)
  • Basic kitchen condiments (salt, pepper, cooking oil, tea, coffee etc)
  • Complimentary welcome bottle of premium NZ wine

From $135 per day (based on a mid range 6 Berth motorhome)
Subject to change and to availability. Price applies to min. 7 day hire between 01 June and 31 August 2020. Additional post hire costs apply. YOU Travel and Kiwi Motorhomes terms and conditions apply.
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Family Trip - Bay of Plenty/Taranaki

Ready for a road trip in New Zealand adventure? Sure you are - depart Auckland in your self-contained comfortable motorhome and head south. Rotorua, Taupo and the Taranaki region offer plenty of things to do and to sees. This style of travel offers the ultimate freedom of choice and comfort – where ever you go, you take everything with you.

    SUGGESTED ROUTE:
  • Depart Auckland towards Rotorua - stop enroute in Matamata to visit Hobbiton
  • Rotorua - Skyline Gondola with luge, Zorbing, Sheep Show, Redwood Forest offer plenty to tire the kids out
  • Rejuvenate at Polynesian Spa Pools - thermal pools which cater for adults and children
  • Continue to Taupo - Huka Falls is a must do stop and Huka Jet gets your adrenaline going like nothing else
  • Head west to Taranaki, where Mt Taranaki will greet you from a far distance
  • On the way back up to Auckland visit the Waitomo or Rakiura Caves

  • DAILY RATE INCLUDES:
  • 24/7 Roadside assistance (emergency breakdown) and customer service help line
  • Comprehensive insurance cover (excess of $6500 can be reduced to $2000 for $20 per day)
  • All linen (sheets, duvets, pillows, towels and tea towels)
  • Basic kitchen condiments (salt, pepper, cooking oil, tea, coffee etc)
  • Complimentary welcome bottle of premium NZ wine

From $135 per day (based on a mid range 6 Berth motorhome)
Subject to change and to availability. Price applies to min. 7 day hire between 01 June and 31 August 2020. Additional post hire costs apply. YOU Travel and Kiwi Motorhomes terms and conditions apply.
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Romancing in the Hawkes Bay

A road trip - what a fabulous New Zealand adventure. Depart Auckland in your self-contained luxurious motorhome and head south. Central Plateau and the Hawkes Bay regions offer spectacular landscapes and plenty of opportunities to create memorable romantic moments. This style of travel offers the ultimate freedom of choice – go where you want to go, as you go.

    SUGGESTED ROUTE:
  • Depart Auckland towards Taupo - stop in Tirau for a coffee or lunch
  • Visit the famous Huka Falls and finish with a dinner at twilight overlooking Lake Taupo
  • Rejuvenate at Wairakei Terraces & Spa - a collection of intimate natural silica thermal pools
  • Continue to Napier, the Art Deco City at the centre of the Hawkes Bay
  • Visit Te Mata Peak and Bluff Hill and choose from the overwhelmingly many first class wineries to wine tour

  • DAILY RATE INCLUDES:
  • 24/7 Roadside assistance (emergency breakdown) and customer service help line
  • Comprehensive insurance cover (excess of $6500 can be reduced to $2000 for $20 per day)
  • All linen (sheets, duvets, pillows, towels and tea towels)
  • Basic kitchen condiments (salt, pepper, cooking oil, tea, coffee etc)
  • Complimentary welcome bottle of premium NZ wine

From $155 per day (based on a premium 4 Berth motorhome)
Subject to change and to availability. Price applies to min. 7 day hire between 01 June and 31 August 2020. Additional post hire costs apply. YOU Travel and Kiwi Motorhomes terms and conditions apply.
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