Visit New Zealand and check out these driving routes:
Plan your driving holiday in New Zealand. To see both islands comfortably you will need at least five weeks. The South island is large without motorways. The north island is easier to get around but slower around the regions. Take your time and enjoy the spectacle of this beautiful country.
The national parks are run by the Department of Conservation.
One way hires are available but book early as these are subject to availability. There is sometimes a charge for a one-way drop off but it can save time. You can see from our online booking engine where you can pick up and drop off.