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Free New Zealand Travel Planning Service

If you're overwhelmed about planning your trip to New Zealand, you're in the right place. Our Free New Zealand Travel Planning Service takes the stress out of planning your adventure in New Zealand. 

Whether you're planning on renting a car or campervan and driving yourself around, or are looking for a flexible guided bus pass or small group tour, our New Zealand travel planning experts can assist in organizing your trip - all for free!

We want you to have an unforgettable time in New Zealand, and can help you with any and all of the following.

Custom New Zealand Itinerary 

With our travel planning service you can get a custom itinerary designed by us for your trip to New Zealand that makes the most out of the time you have - whether that's one week or one month!

Car & Campervan Rentals

We work with New Zealand's best suppliers to arrange car hire for our customers. Whether you're looking for an economy car to get around NZ on the cheap, a luxury SUV or a large or small campervan, we can ensure you get the best rental at the best price. 

Planit NZ Travel Package

We can organize everything for your trip with Planit NZ Package - including vehicle rental, day tour bookings, activity bookings and more. You might like to go jet boating one day, wine tasting the next day, and on a scenic cruise around Milford Sound the next day. We have local knowledge, and more importantly a passion for New Zealand, and as a result we can craft the most personal itinerary for you. We don't charge for this activity booking service, and you'll pay only one bill as opposed to dealing with a range of different companies. 

Tour Finding Service

Coming to New Zealand alone? Don't want to deal with the driving? Let us find the best tour for you - backpacker tours, hop-on hop-off bus tours, or independent adventure tours - we'll find the best one for you

Free activity booking service

Let us find the best price for booking your skydive, your white water rafting adventure or your wine tour. We can book it all so you're set when you arrive in New Zealand. One payment, one contact to answer all your questions! 

We look forward to helping you plan your experience traveling in New Zealand.

If you're only looking to save money on your car or campervan rental and don't need help planning, check out our Car Rental Quotes page to find out how we can help you save.

Simply fill out the form above with your plans / dates, and we'll get back to you ASAP!

Testimonials from Past Planit NZ Travellers

When I first started planning my New Zealand North Island adventure, I had no clue where to start. I had so many ideas of where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do, but didn’t know how to begin. I came across Planit NZ, and I decided to send off an email. It was simple as that. I heard back from them right away, and they took everything I wanted to do and gave me more! I only had to worry about booking my flights and accommodation.

Putting my trust into Planit NZ was the best choice I could have made by far, and I’m so glad I did! Thank you Planit NZ for all of the help you gave me, and always giving me a speedy response!

Brooklyn M, Canada 

We did a 7 day trip around the South Island using Planit NZ’s wonderful itinerary and booking service. The suggestions of where they told us to go, and the pace they suggested was perfect. We got to see so much in such a short amount of time. They were so knowledgeable, helpful, and quick to respond to our questions. Thanks for all the help you gave to helping us plan one of the best trips ever!

Laura M, Kansas City, USA 

My two friends and I had planned a trip to New Zealand for two weeks, but we had no idea what to see or how to get around. After getting in touch with Planit NZ, we found out about the hop on hop off network of buses that travel around New Zealand, and they were perfect for our adventure! Matt helped to answer all of our questions, of which we had MANY, and we felt to be in such good hands using their planning service. 

Meiee L, Singapore


16 reviews
March 2016

We had our honeymoon in NZ for over a Month.We explored both islands, it was a journey that we will never forget. Beautiful places, stunning views, nice people. None of this wouldn't be possible without Matt's help. He was the guy who helped us to find a car, because we ran out of time, he gave us helpful informations about where to buy food, which places to visit even he suggested the hostel where we had our first night. He is a great guy, helpful I would recommend for everybody to ask help from him. He is the BEST! Thank you Matt!

Trip Date: February 2015

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April 2016

Planit NZ was SUCH a huge help! My husband and I came to capture our friends' elopement at Lake Tekapo, and wanted to plan a nice route for the remaining 21 days. The Planit crew helped us plan the perfect path to explore both the South and North Island! It was incredible! They helped ensure all of our questions were answered, and went above and beyond to actually listen to what we wanted on our NZ adventure. Having the insight of locals was invaluable! We were in such great hands!

You can see yourself! South Island: North Island:

Trip Date: February 2016

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September 2016

I just came back from my solo trip to South Island (16-27 Sep). It was a very memorable and enjoyable experience seeing the natural beauty of New Zealand and doing some of the iconic activities like Skydiving and Bungy Jumping. This was made possible by the help of Matt and his PlanitNZ team! Being my first time visiting NZ, I didn't know initially how to get around and what are beautiful places to visit. PlanitNZ has helped me to plan my itinerary and booked all the tours and activities. Yes, it is highly recommended to book the tours and activities as most of the attractions are highly in demand. During the Milford Sound tour, I decided to take a flight back to Queenstown last minute, but they ran out of space. :(. Should I had listened to PlanitNZ to book it before hand, I wouldn't have missed such opportunity. But I knew, I will surely coming back to NZ and will engage PlanitNZ again to plan my itinerary!

Trip Date: September 2016

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January 2017

We took our family of 5 to New Zealand for a week and had no idea where to begin. Planit NZ was extremely helpful in giving us some ideas on places to visit, activities our wide range of children would enjoy, and planning an route that was doable in a short amount of time. We were very pleased with their efficiency and thoroughness. It was super easy to work with them and encountered no problems along the way. They also helped us in booking our campervan for the stay. They were patient with our many questions and gave us lots of feedback when we had our own ideas. Thanks so much. Will definitely recommend you!

Trip Date: December 2016

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January 2017

I had the task of planning a 3.5 week tour of New Zealand for our family of 4, and I didn't have a lot of time to do research. Matt's guidance was super helpful -- with his recommendation, we adjusted our itinerary, booked the right campervan, and made the most of our time in NZ. He answered all of my questions with his trademark patience and good advice. We had a truly spectacular trip -- and we are very grateful to have worked with Matt. I enthusiastically recommend Planit NZ!

Trip Date: December 2016

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February 2017

We rented a car through Planit NZ. All of the paperwork we got was in order and we had no hassles getting the car. I also asked Matt to review our proposes itinerary and he gave some good feedback. Just know that to be able to get advice on your itinerary, you first need to book something through them.

Trip Date: December 2016

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March 2017

Asking Planit NZ for help with planning your New Zealand trip is a wise choice. We were quite over challenged with where and when to go, and choosing a suitable car rental for our travel. The crew at Planit NZ made our travel much easier. The itinerary they suggested suited us well and the car rental was just perfect. It was delivered on time at our hotel in Auckland, check-in was easy and quick and giving the car back in Wellington was just as hassle free. I would use and recommend Planit NZ anytime. The price of the car rental was reasonable and the staff very friendly and helpful. Thank you Planit NZ crew.

Trip Date: March 2017

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June 2017

Planit NZ was incredibly helpful in giving us advice on our itinerary. I'd already put together a 10-day itinerary of the South Island on my own, a hodgepodge of tips taken from various sites all over the web, but Planit NZ refined it so that we covered an optimal number of places without rushing overmuch. NZ is a beautiful place and my husband and I are so grateful to Planit NZ for providing us travel consultation and booking various tour packages and activities for us. It's so much time and hassle saved for very, very reasonable prices. The travel planners at NZ were very prompt with their responses, too. I'll definitely go to PlanitNZ again for a future trip :)

Trip Date: December 2016

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October 2017

My family and I did an impromptu trip to NZ in April so I did not have much time to research thoroughly about the place and what to do. It ended up being a great trip, especially the campervan experience which Planit NZ help book for me. Matt, Daisy and all are super efficient and helpful in getting things done and also providing suggestions on what to do based on the length of stay. Thanks guys, would definitely refer to you if I go to NZ again!

Trip Date: April 2017

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November 2017

I cannot rate these guys highly enough, they went above and beyond to help me plan my perfect trip for myself and my friends. Always prompt with replying, and nothing was ever too much, 100% recommend!

Trip Date: November 2017

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January 2018

I'm just back from a 3-week road trip with my 16-yo son and we had a blast. Matt and Daisy were fabulous at suggesting and booking many of the activities in the N and S Islands. A couple of the companies they suggested (Dart River Adventures and Glenorchy Air) were particular accommodating of our requests to reschedule activities because of the occasional bouts of wet weather we encountered on our travels, so top marks to them. And also to Jucy for giving us a free upgrade to a Champ, which is basically a Cabana with an extendable cubby-house on top, which tripled our accommodation space in one stroke and was a great hit with my son! All of these were Matt's original suggestions, so a huge thanks to the PlanitNZ crew for really making this a special trip.

Trip Date: January 2018

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February 2018

I was trying to plan a 3 week trip to New Zealand and had no idea where to start! I emailed PlanitNZ and spoke primarily with Matt. He asked about my trip, what kinds of activities I'm interested and if I was hoping to see one or both islands. With that information he put together an amazing itinerary for me, helped me book my rental vehicle along with numerous excellent tours and gave me a number of other excellent recommendations. He also took the time to tweak parts of the itinerary based on my feedback. I had the most amazing time and couldn't have done it without Matt's help. Thank-you PlanitNZ!!!

Trip Date: January 2018

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February 2018

When I had the opportunity to book a one-week trip to New Zealand I jumped at it–and quickly realized I was in over my head figuring out where to go and what to see. Enter Planit NZ–Matt and Daisy were incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, patient, and responsive, creating a tailored itinerary just for us. We were able to maximize our time and experience our own "Greatest Hits" tour, with prebooked activities and a great little rental car. On Planit's recommendation we spent our week in the South Island, driving from Christchurch to Queenstown via Arthur's Pass, Hokitika, and the West Coast. At every stop, Planit put together suggestions for things to do, see or eat, letting us focus on having fun and largely keeping the guidebooks in the suitcases. I highly, highly recommend anyone considering their own adventure reach out and see what they can offer.

Trip Date: January 2018

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May 2018

Recently arrived back from a trip to New Zealand on both the North and South Island. The team with PlanitNZ was incredibly helpful for two recent college graduates that had never planned a trip out of the country before. Responses were always very prompt and informative and we worked with Matt quite a bit. He was incredibly patient with answering all of our questions and providing his personal advice (even when we asked a million questions at times) and even provided feedback on a rough itinerary my partner and I had sketched out by telling us what would work and what things he thought would be impossible to try to cover in our time frame. Helpful yet realistic -- we definitely started off with more than we would have been able to accomplish, which Matt was great at helping us sort out. We booked our rental through them as well and from my observations (I was in NZ teaching for 3 months before my partner and I took this trip) the prices we paid for a rental seemed very reasonable.

Trip Date: April 2018

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May 2018

We recently experienced a true "trip of a lifetime" when we spent three weeks traveling the South Island of New Zealand in February. We couldn't have done it without the awesome team at PlanitNZ! Matthew spent time getting to know us - how we like to travel, what was important to us to see, etc - and then proposed an itinerary that punched all of our buttons! He helped us plan the perfect itinerary, where we saw enough of the different aspects of NZ - beaches, rainforest, towns, mountains - but without spending ridiculous amounts of time in the car. And the car time we had was always interesting and really just another fun part of the trip. We did have a couple glitches during our visit. One of our own making (be sure to take your drivers license if you plan to rent a car, even if you have an international license which you don't really need) and the other Cyclone Gita. In both situations, Matthew and his team were quick to respond and help us figure out how to proceed. Both "crises" ended up just adding a little more color to our travel stories! In addition to planning our itinerary the PlanitNZ team helped us reserve our rental car (and then cancel & refund that car when we messed up and then find us another rental car starting from a different town 5 days later) as well as a couple of excursions. All the arrangements were handled beautifully, with clear instructions on how to execute once we were in NZ. Really, using PlanitNZ was one of the best decisions we made about the entire trip. They know their stuff, are easy to work with and really care about their travellers! Thanks PlanitNZ for ensuring that our trip was every bit as amazing as we had imagined it would be!!

Trip Date: February 2018

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July 2018

My daughter and I travelled from Queenstown to Auckland over a 12 day period June into July 2018. PlanitNZ was great to work with. Timely responses, great deals and lots of help when we needed to plan our itinerary. They were easy to contact if anything was needed during our trip. We rented a car through them, and everything ran smoothly, from the airport pick up, ferry recommendation, to the airport drop off. The car was in mint condition and we had no problems driving, despite our hesitation given the winter season, driving on the left side of the road, and a steering wheel on the right. I would highly recommend PlanitNZ. Thanks Matt and Daisy.

Trip Date: June 2018

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