New Zealand is an excellent ‘fly drive’ destination. It is ideal for touring by car, campervan, or even public transport!
Let us take the hassle out of planning your trip. We can work out the best routes, budget and duration to suit your personal requirements. Our long-haul team have travelled extensively through both North and South Islands, and have up to date experience and destination knowledge to enhance your holiday experience.
We can offer great deals for all airlines including low cost routes between Australia and New Zealand, and we are happy to book these for you. Why not consider a stopover en route (in either direction) to break the journey and for your chance to experience a different destination such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Abu Dhabi Dubai, Los Angeles, and many more!
Every type of accommodation from luxury lodges to mountain huts is available in New Zealand. Southern Cross Travel can book an entire tailor-made tour or just one night. We highly recommend a Farm or Home Stay – live with the locals, in stunning accommodation and settings, and experience life as a Kiwi!
An ideal touring destination with many sizes of vehicles available, from luxury 6-berth to basic 2-berth. Ask us for rates and special offers, as well as our preferred driving routes on both islands.
Many grades of coach tour are on offer in New Zealand, including Scenic Tours and APT. Also available are all sorts of short duration tour and activity packages. Coach touring in New Zealand is totally removed from the British perception. Tours are available to suit all budgets and ages, with accommodation from 5 star hotels to camping. Contact us for more information.
Our ‘100% Pure New Zealand Specialist’, Penny , suggests her highlights for your next trip to New Zealand:
“Start your holiday in comfort, travelling in Premium Economy or Business Class, and arriving into Auckland feeling refreshed and ready to explore. Take a sailing trip on the Harbour, before picking up your hire car and driving north to the beautiful Bay of Islands. Travel south to the Coromandel Peninsula, dipping your toes into the thermal sands of Hot Water Beach, before exploring geo-thermal Rotorua and taking in a Maori cultural show. Continue onto the Art Deco town of Napier and the famous wineries of Hawkes Bay. Visit the eclectic capital city, Wellington, before catching the Inter-islander ferry to the South Island – voted the world’s most scenic ferry journey!
Drive to Nelson, the sunniest place in New Zealand, for stunning views, wines, and a water taxi and walk through the Abel Tasman National Park. Now onto Kaikoura for a spot of whale watching and then Christchurch, the capital of the South Island. Take a leisurely stroll through the Botanical Gardens and a punt on the River Avon. Travel West to Mount Cook for a helicopter ride, then down to Te Anau for your cruise on Milford or Doubtful Sound. Onto Queenstown for a ride on the steamship, TS Earnslaw, fantastic views of the Remarkable Mountains, and perhaps a speed boat ride through the canyon, a bungee jump or even a sky dive! Follow the coastline up to stunning Franz Josef, and take the once-in-a lifetime opportunity to hike on the glacier. Board the scenic Tranz Alpine train through Arthurs Pass, finishing your holiday back in Christchurch. If you have more time on your hands, you might like to consider a stop on your way home in Australia, Asia or the United States – the perfect end to the perfect holiday!”