Kia Ora -and welcome to Planit NZ. If you've landed on this page, you must be planning a trip to New Zealand. Awesome - you're going to love it.
Planit NZ is your #1 resource for planning and book a trip to New Zealand. We can answer your questions, book your tours / car rentals or activities at the best price and throughout this website you'll find an absolute wealth of New Zealand travel information. If you're planning a trip to New Zealand, the first thing you need to determine is how you'll get around. You essentially have three options:
This will leave you with the most flexibility in getting around New Zealand. Hiring a vehicle means you can go where you want and when you want (while driving on the left hand side of the road!). New Zealand is a small country, but it surprisingly takes quite awhile to travel around. Short distances between destinations still take longer than you'd think - roads are twisty and turny and nearly all of them are two-laned. If you're going to drive yourself around New Zealand in a car or campervan, we can get you the best deal on your rental.
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If you're not keen on driving yourself around New Zealand, no worries - there are lots of other great options. The first we suggest is a Hop on, Hop off bus pass. This gets you on a bus that travels around New Zealand on a set route. You can hop off, or hop on when and where you want. It's similar to a guided tour in that you have a guide that will show you and tell you about New Zealand, but you have the flexibility to hop off that tour when you want, stay a couple days and catch the next bus. Read more about these hop on hop off busses here.
The final option you have for getting around New Zealand is a small group tour. These include accommodation, a guide, transportation, most meals and some activities. If you want someone else to show you New Zealand, with limited planning on your end, then this is the option for you. Check out our selection of New Zealand's best small group tours here.
Once you figure out how you'll get around New Zealand, you will likely want to read more about each region. We have researched New Zealand's top regions and offer independent guides to each area of the country - read about the North Island and the South Island.
If you're not sure which is better, we try and answer that for you here - North Island or South Island New Zealand?
If you're planning on doing a self-drive trip, check out these suggested New Zealand itineraries for ideas and inspiration.
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