Road tripping around New Zealand is for the independent traveller, those who enjoy driving, who value their freedom and aren’t afraid of the occasional unforeseen event.
My Dream Adventures respects your longing for freedom, your need to escape, we let you control your own trip. We whisper great advice and show you the way to make the most of your road trip and to simplify its planning… For everything else: it is up to you!
New Zealand is the perfect country for a self-drive experience! First of all the size of the country is favourable but more importantly you don’t ever get bored since the landscape is breath-taking all the way.
Most importantly, we need to find out which type of vehicle will suit your road trip. My Dream Adventures advises you depending on your budget, your comfort needs and the places you wish to explore. Options include car, campers or motorhome rental.
Renting a car allows you to enjoy the comfort of sleeping in a real bed. Campers and motorhomes offer real freedom within your itinerary.
My Dream Adventures also books your accommodation for you. Your choice ranges from hostels, hotels, and camping. Once the basics are sorted we can jump onto the exciting stuff and book all your activities and tours!
Please note: the international drivers license as well as the original drivers license are required. Also be mindful when you rent a vehicle to read the terms and conditions with detail since your insurance won’t cover you on certain restricted roads.
Hop on hop off bus pass
Travelling New Zealand with a bus pass is the perfect option for the adventurous traveller looking for an affordable, flexible option with some guidance. Indeed the bus companies offer several journeys depending on the time you have and the places you wish to see.
Once you’ve chosen the correct pass all you need to do is jump on the next available bus that will take you through the different cities and point of interest but will also take you off the beaten track to discover an authentic New Zealand.
The best with these passes is that you can just hop on and off as you wish! Therefore you can just get off at the next stop and stay for as long as you wish before you hop on again on the next available bus. Even better, the passes are generally valid for a full 12 months!
Moreover, the busses are driven by an actual guide giving you the best of both worlds. You have flexibility but also have a guide on your journey. He will share advice and help you book your accommodation and activities, if not done already. On top of it all you have some included free activities on the way. Therefore you will have access to unique experiences and get to meet like minded travellers.
Ask us to help you find the best pass to suit your needs.
Travelling with guided tours guarantees peace of mind and gives you this “real holiday” feel! Guided tours usually include – but not always – everything (transports, accommodation, food, guide and most activities). This makes the trip run super smoothly and also helps you budget the entire trip quite precisely. Guided tours is also convenient for people that don’t feel extremely confident with their English and would rather feel accompanied in order to avoid any bad surprises. This option is also perfect for solo travellers who wish to meet other like-minded travellers on their trip.
Know that there are also many great day trips to experience while in New Zealand, even if you choose to travel New Zealand in self-drive mode or with a bus pass. These tours can be booked through My Dream Adventures in packages therefore saving you money. You can choose to book them “open dated” if preferred.
There are many guided tours in New Zealand, ask My Dream Adventures to guide you through the options and accompany you in your choices.