Find road trip highlights, attractions, things to do & what to see when travelling from Christchurch to Akaroa via the Banks Peninsula. 

We lay out our top 7 North Island Roadies, we’ll bring you along from the tip of the Cape, through the sulphur wonderland, past mountains, through gorges, and all the way down to the sloped hills of Wellington.

Epic little adventures await within an hour’s drive of Auckland city.

Auckland to Wellington via Rotorua and Hawkes Bay – 3 or 4 Days

Auckland to Wellington via the Central Plateau – 2-3 Days

Auckland to Bay of Plenty, East Cape, Gisborne and Taupo, return – 3 or 4 Days


Auckland to Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and Hobbiton, return – 2-3 days

Auckland to Cape Reinga return – 5 days

We count down the list of our favourite South Island Roadies, everything from a few days to a couple of weeks, we’ve got your insider’s guide!

Picton to Christchurch via Nelson and Golden Bays – 7 Days

This road trip loop takes in mountain views, historic gold towns, the wild, South Island west coast and some of the best natural hot pools in the country.

Heading to Queenstown soon? Constantly after your next fix of adrenaline? We’ve put together our top 9 spots to get your heart pumping while you’re down in the adventure capital of New Zealand.


Home to hundreds of sprawling parks and the long lazy stretch of the Avon river, Christchurch is rightly known as The Garden City.

It’ll be like no Christmas you’ve ever had before! Leave the puffer jackets and heaters at home, it’s all fun in the sun down in New Zealand this Christmas.

1) Presents By the Lake

Canterbury is an excellent area to explore, with many hidden gems near Christchurch. An easy road trip will get you to destinations that have much to offer, whether that’s a relaxing weekend, or an adventurous day trip.

We’re now officially in Spring (with Summer just around the corner!) and we want you to be as prepared and relaxed as possible for Roadtrip season.

So you’re taking the kids on a road trip. There’s nothing quite as daunting as the dreaded “Are we there yet?” yells. So we’ve put together a guide for you to keep the kids entertained while you're on the road.


With dozens of ski slopes across the country, you’re spoilt for choice this snow season, so we put together a list of our favourites to help you choose.

If you’re planning on travelling around New Zealand in a camper van, these two apps are a must have.


WikiCamps NZ

With thousands of kilometers of coast, it’s going to be hard to see every beach in New Zealand, but we’ve put together a list of the highlights so you don’t miss out!


Ninety Mile Beach

We’ve all been there; on the way to the airport, listing the things we remembered. And then next moment you’ve landed in a foreign country and you’ve forgotten your favourite pair of shorts.

Spending a week in the city of sails? We’ve got you covered with something for everyone. Cheese, wine, hikes, beaches, food and more. Auckland has a lot of offer, as long as you know where to go.


Need a break from the big city, or running away to New Zealand for the summer? We’ve got the insider track on some amazing getaway locations so you can take a break and relax in style.



New Zealand has some stunning flora, and what better time to explore the gardens than in Spring? Wherever you are in the country, you’re not far from an oasis of flowers.


We want you and your children to have the safest trip you can when you come to New Zealand, so we thought we’d put together a quick guide to baby seats and booster seats.



Our favourite way to spend the winter is by steaming up in a hot pool, so we've put together an insider's guide to where to find the best hot pools around New Zealand.


Getting ready for your trip to the cold shores of New Zealand this winter? Unsure if all those Lord of the Rings snow storms are a reality? We’re here to put you and your snow chain concerns at ease.

We can’t help you with the moody captions, but we can tell you where you’ll get the best pictures to make all your friends wish they were living your life.

Cape Reinga

It's not all about the Kiwi bird, New Zealand has heaps of weird and wonderful creatures roaming around. We've put together some of our favourites so you can get your binoculars out and get ready to track them down.

Māui Dolphin

The Coromandel Peninsula is quite possibly the most beautiful peninsula on Earth. So we put together this helpful list of to-do’s when you reach it. Remember, the roads are windy, and the hills are steep, take extra care when driving.

Just before Christmas 2018 we took delivery of our 2016 Nissan Leaf. I’d like to share my experience of the first 30 days.



Nelson to Christchurch walking the Abel Tasman National Park – 5 days

We want to assure you that in these extraordinary times we are continuing to prioritise the safety of our customers, employees and the community.

Picton to Christchurch via Kaikoura – 3 Days

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