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Avis New Zealand

With stunning scenery around every bend, one of the best ways to explore the diverse landscape of New Zealand is by car. Discover the country at your own speed, stopping off constantly to appreciate the jaw-dropping photographic opportunities.

Austravel and Avis have joined together to create some essential self drive itineraries with all of your overnight accommodation pre-booked, saving you time and worry. Enjoy good roads, clear signs and quiet roads as you drive across New Zealand, relaxed behind the wheel as you cruise between destinations at your own speed. 

With a range of cars from the compacts to a 4WD, Avis New Zealand can get you from A to B with ease – and you will see lots on the way too!


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What's included:

Unlimited miles
Motor Vehicle Insurance
Goods & Services Tax (GST)
Excess Reduction Insurance
24 Hour Roadside Service

What's excluded:
Miscellaneous Charges
Petrol Bond of $150
Optional extras (eg. child seats)
One Way Fees

Free backpack:
Collect a complimentary backpack with each self drive. Packed with useful maps and detailed guides, Austravel make sure your backpack is delivered to your hotel the night before your trip commences – meaning you can plan the finer details beforehand.

Holiday ideas

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Best of New Zealand

22 Day Self Drive
From £3,999 per adult

New Zealand is the perfect country for a road trip, plus you’ll have the freedom to explore at your own steady pace. This 22-day self drive takes you to all the iconic sights.

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Food & wine
  • Round the world
  • Self-drives
  • Wildlife & nature
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South Island Wanderer

15 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £3,149 per person

Spot whales at Kaikoura, see albatross and yellow eyed penguins on the Otago Peninsula, and taste the award-winning wines of Marlborough on this self drive through the South!

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Food & wine
  • Self-drives
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North Island Wanderer

9 Day Self Drive
From £821 per person

Discover the best of the North Island on this easy to follow self drive, with a co-pilot kit to guide you along the way.

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Food & wine
  • Self-drives
  • Wildlife & nature
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Canterbury Wildlife

7 Day Self Drive
From £744 per person

This self-drive highlights some of New Zealand's most unique wildlife, including the majestic sperm whales which inhabit the waters just off Kaikoura all year round.

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • Self-drives
  • Wildlife & nature