There are plenty of options for getting around New Zealand – self-drive with a rental car or campervan, hit up coach companies that connect main centres with smaller towns, or join a specialist bus tour operator or take a scenic train journey (the Tranz Alpine train from Christchurch to Greymouth on the West Coast is consistently rated as one of the world’s best train trips). Public transport will get you around the main centres. Ferries connect the North and South and some smaller islands and some popular coastal hot spots, and water taxis provide easier access around many of the country’s most popular destinations. Domestic flights will save you travel time – book as far in advance as possible for the cheapest deals.



Mountain transport

Getting around New Zealand – and up to the mountains – is easy. For maximum independence, rent a car, and if you’re heading up to the fields, ...


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Tours & travel passes

If you prefer to let someone else take care of the planning, look for one of the many guided tour options available. Single-day tours If you’re ...


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On the rails in New Zealand

New Zealand is geographically large, with a small, spread out population connected by stunning railways. Sleep in a train If you’re after a ...




Take to the road in a motorhome or campervan and enjoy the freedom to roam, stopping at scenic spots and dining under the stars. Kiwis have ...


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Rail journeys

Train tracks traversing braided river valleys and volcanic fields, tunnels cutting through majestic mountains, and 19th Century viaducts ...


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Buses & coaches

There are numerous bus, coach and shuttle options available throughout New Zealand, from scheduled services to coach packages, shuttles and ...



Rental cars

You can find rental offices at airports, ferry terminals and city depots, providing the convenience of starting your holiday as soon as you ...



Driving in New Zealand

Driving in New Zealand allows travellers to get off the main highways to explore the small towns and wilderness areas that make New Zealand ...




Opportunities to travel on the water in New Zealand are almost endless, from short inner-city commuter trips to island-to-island travel. Cook ...



Air services

Major airlines connect New Zealand’s cities and many of its smaller towns, as well as our surrounding islands. National carrier Air New Zealand ...


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Family Trips

New Zealand is a great place for a family adventure. Pack everyone up into the car, or fly to a new destination and pick up a ...


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Cycling in New Zealand

The New Zealand Cycle Trail project is a national initiative to build a network of cycle trails – Great Rides – throughout New Zealand. Perhaps ...

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