5 years ago
We asked our Facebook Fans to tell us about some of their favourite road trips. We¿ve grouped them into the North and South Islands.
All around the North from the Cape Reinga to Whangarei! Awesome country.
Driving along Ninety Mile Beach
Bay of plenty to East Cape and beyond, stunning!
Whakatane to Napier - free camping and spearfishing around the East Cape.
Round the East Cape then up to the Hokianga
All the way up the East Coast round beautiful Hicks Bay it was the most magic car ride I ever went on
Trip to Port Jackson, Coromandel. Amazing sightseeing!
Driving from Fielding up to the Coromandel
The beautiful drive from Thames up to Coromandel
Slow long drive to Coromandel, stopping a few times for photos and fresh clean air
Coromandel is just fab, up one side and down the other, every bay another swim, and the picnics! Not to mention wonderful people you meet. Kiwi style adventure!
Driving from Raetihi to National Park. I love the different glimpses you get of the Mountain and the large train viaduct that you go under
Last winter, took my kids for a road trip, ended up visiting The Chateau, got up road far enough for kids to have a play in snow, first time experience in snow for them, lasting memories, New Zealand has some beautiful places.
Travelling to Raglan from Hamilton - love it, leaving the city and heading to be the best beach around
My favourite Road trip was Napier to Raglan with hubby and my son.
Auckland to Wellington
Best road trip ever was driving from Auckland to Wellington on the most epic mission ever! We decided it would be an awesome idea to do a skate-park crawl, it took us a few days before we made it to Wellington, staying in tents at camping sites along the way, there were a few board casualties and a few bumps and grazes but it was very cool.
Driving down to Wellington, stopping at all of the beaches along the way. Can't forget to get some Kiwi fish'n'chips and a few bottles of L&P.
Murupara through past Lake Waikaremoana onto Gisborne. Like going back in time. Only done it once stuck in memory for years though.
Wellington to Taupo to stay at Wairakei
Taranaki to Auckland along the coastline (Mokau particularly) Stunning!
The West Coast beautiful scenery
Doing the trip from sunny Wairoa to Hicks Bay and Lottin Point. Love the scenery, Pohutukawa all along the beach from Makorori right through to Hicks Bay the smell of the sea air and the sight of all the people enjoying themselves magical, especially in summertime.
Right around the bays to Auckland was magnificent viewing
The bit when driving from Whakatane hitting the corner bit that overlooks Ohope, magical
From Palmerston North to Wellington, as you get to see all the different parts of our wonderful country has to offer
The East Coast from Opotiki to Gisborne.
Road trip from Cambridge to Whangarei to see extended family then up to Russell and come back via the car ferry. Such an awesome ride!
From Thames to Otautu Bay. Beautiful scenery. Its takes you away somewhere magical
Even though it is not far away from me, I away love going around "The Bays" in Wellington. Amazing scenery
The west coast an especially Pancake Rocks
Driving from the West Coast of the South island through Arthurs Pass - so beautiful at any time of the year
From Invercargill to Nelson up through the West Coast couple summers ago staying at Lake Paringa, Greymouth and Nelson Creek then Nelson.
Along West Coast starting point from Invercargill passing Queenstown then Cromwell, Lindis Pass all the way to Lake Tekapo
To and from Christchurch
From Christchurch to Greymouth, gorgeous scenery.
Nothing beats the drive along the coast from Christchurch to Blenheim
Driving from Christchurch to Queenstown and back to Christchurch in a big loop
Central Otago. Always holidayed there as a kid and never appreciated it. Now I live in Auckland. Drive thru from Christchurch to Wanaka. Amazing feeling like a kid again but able to appreciate magical scenery better!!
From Dunedin to Wanaka its great
Inland from Dunedin, up through Middlemarch to Kyeburn, then on the Pigroot to Palmerston on the coast, and back to Dunedin. Amazing changes in scenery!!
Driving from Oamaru to Queenstown after a snowfall! Absolutely beautiful
A short drive from Gore to Alexandra, about an hours driving, I love the way the country changes in that short amount of time from green rolling paddocks to brown rocky mountains. Or down the Catlins from Balclutha to Curio Bay, stunning.
Through the wonderful McKenzie country
From Oamaru, up the east coast, Christchurch, Kaikoura, Blenheim then onto the gorgeous Te Mahia Bay, Kenepuru Sound. Stunning. Love it!!!
I always love the drive from Picton to Kaikoura. I love that dramatic pacific coastline and the rugged mountains alongside you
Catlins, especially Curio Bay... dolphins!
I love the trips inland such as going over Haast Pass or the more simpler Catlins down South
Arthurs Pass, it's gorgeous all year round.
Kaikoura for their Cup Day