The 23 Most Scenic Roads in New Zealand

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Cardrona arrowtown to wanaka

The best way to get to know a country is on a road trip, New Zealand is no exception.

If you like to take your time, you have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the scenery, stop and take it all in. New Zealand has no shortage of incredible places to spend the night immersed in the beautiful landscape. If you can’t afford a camper van, you can always rent a car, giving you the flexibility of staying in hostels, hotels or even a tent.

We have put together 23 of our favorite scenic drives of New Zealand.
Did we miss your favorite drive? Let us know below.

Kawarau River, Central Otago, South Island

Between Taupo & Rotorua, North Island

Glentanner, Mt Cook, South Island

Cardrona – Wanaka, South Island

Mt Ruapehu, National Park, North Island

Oamaru, South Island

Mt Taranaki, North Island

Tongariro National Park, North Island

Mt Edmond National Park, North Island

Cape Reinga, North Island

Crown Range, Arrowtown, South Island

Milford Sound, South Island

Lake Tekapo, South Island

Tasman Valley Road, Mt Cook

Great Barrier Island

Arthurs Pass, South Island

Cromwell, Central Otago, South Island

Stone Mountain, Castle Hill, South Island

Monkey Creek, Southland, South Island

Hooker Valley, Mt Cook, South Island

Lake Wanaka, South Island

Lindis Pass, Otago, South Island

Aoraki, Mt Cook, South Island

Did we miss something? Tell us in the comments below 🙂