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 🙂