Self-drive in New Zealand

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Go Downunder!

Both Australia and New Zealand are featuring mid and low season offers that are packed full of experience… and better yet, savings!

While the Canadian dollar might be weakening against the US dollar, it is holding its own against both New Zealand and Australian dollars. This, combined with some very aggressive offers from Air New Zealand and Goway Travel, makes this spring and summer a great time to head Downunder.

New Zealand Motorhome Fall Leaves

New Zealand is the perfect country for an open-road adventure. Our lead-in option features a 14-day motorhome and airfare package from $1699CA that includes a mail-in rebate offer of $100 and an option to stop for 2 nights in the Cook Islands for free, including hotel!

If motorhomes are not your thing, there’s a Lord of The Rings-focused self-drive that includes car and accommodation, as well as all of the above. Or else, if wine country sounds more appealing, we can customize a self-drive for you. For all pre-booked and pre-planned self-drives, not only can you take advantage of both the aforementioned offers, but we are also including a $50 fuel card!

Artists Palette, Waiotapu New Zealand
Waiotapu Geysers, New Zealand

Prefer to leave the driving to someone else? There is a full range of touring options starting from independent preplanned and pre-booked trips that offer every third night free, to fully escorted first-class tours. All at great prices, these trips include the same offers as described above (minus the fuel card of course).

Kalbarri National Park, Lookout Western Australia
Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia

Visiting Australia in spring and summer (fall and winter in Australia) allows for perfect weather in many regions that can otherwise be quite hot and humid. It is an ideal time to explore Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef and is pretty much the only time of year to head to Western Australia and drive the northern part of the state, which lends itself perfectly to an open road adventure in a motorhome.

If the idea of blending big cities with Aussie culture appeals to you, you can create your own customized holiday, beginning with the Sydney Starter. Our team of dedicated Aussie Experts can help you create the perfect vacation to add to this great value which starts at $1929.

Sydney skyline
Sydney skyline

If you’re worried that flying Downunder is too far, definitely treat yourself to premium economy or business class seating. Air New Zealand also offers a sky couch that is ideal for families with children or just for couples who want extra room to sleep.

If you haven’t flown with Air New Zealand before, you need to know that food, entertainment and all drinks are free of charge – PLUS everyone on board gets a blanket, pillow, and small amenities kit. Think of your journey Downunder this way… it’s a meal, a couple of good movies and a nap!

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Carolyn Weppler
Carolyn Weppler

VP of Sales at Goway Travel -
Carolyn Weppler has tracked gorillas in Rwanda, been proposed to in Paris (she accepted, naturally!), and travelled to 70 countries, counting Uzbekistan, Lebanon, Russia, Sri Lanka and even Afghanistan among her travel memories. Originally from Hong Kong, Carolyn lived in the UK before settling in Canada. A self-professed ‘foodie’ traveller, her favourite destinations are Nepal, Peru, Uganda, and anywhere else where she can roam local markets and experience new flavours.

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