If you’re thinking of visiting New Zealand in the near future or you’re already making plans for a trip that involves driving in New Zealand, whether by car or camper van, then there are some things you should know before you go.
A guided self-drive tour – or self-drive for short – is a great way to see and experience a new destination. There are many reasons why some people choose to explore countries and even continents this way. But is a self-drive right for you?
Unlike an escorted tour, on a guided self-drive tour, there is no guide in the traditional sense of the word. Planning your route, arranging accommodations, a vehicle and creating an itinerary is done for you but you have the flexibility to stop when and where you want for as long as you want, secure in the knowledge you have somewhere to stay at the end of each day.