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Let’s team up and plan your New Zealand holiday itinerary!
With our local knowledge and your thirst for adventure, we’ll create an idyllic Kiwi escape that takes in all the scenic beauty New Zealand has to offer. Everything you need to get started is right here – regional travel information, drive times and distances, and Host Accommodation chain of motels, motor lodges and hotels conveniently located up and down the country. 

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New Zealand Drive Times and Distance Calulators

  North Island Drive Times and Distances   »

  South Island Drive Times and Distances   »

North Island

New Zealand's North Island is a magnificent holiday destination.  Auckland, New Zealand's largest city is the gateway to Aoteroa.  With its three active volcanoes - Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro. - and the Roturua region's magnificent examples of geysers, hot springs, and boiling mud pools, it features some of the most spectacular natural sights in the world.

The Waitomo Caves, with their underground rivers and glittering glowworms, are one of the island's most popular family holiday attractions, while the historic Bay of Islands is famous for its scenic islands and secluded coves.  Along with Lake Taupo , where the mighty Waikato river starts it's journey to the Tasman sea.  Experience the vineyards of the Gisborne, Hawkes Bay & Wairarapa regions.  Set on a magnificent harbour surrounded by hills, Wellington is New Zealand's capital and cultural centre.

The North Island has four national parks - Egmont, Te Urewera, Tongariro, Whanganui. These offer a World Heritage Site, hot springs, ski areas, native forest, rivers and world famous walks such as the Tongariro Crossing and historic Maori sites.

South Island

New Zealand's South Island is renowned for its natural beauty, and proves to be an extremely popular New Zealand holiday destination, offering a high standard of Hotel, Motor Lodge, Motel & Apartments accommodation. Its large areas of lush native forests, tranquil lakes and rugged snow-capped mountain peaks are some of the most beautiful scenic areas in the world.

The South Island boasts Ten National Parks - Abel Tasman, Kahurangi, Nelson Lakes, Arthur's Pass, Paparoa, Westland, Mount Cook, Fiordland, Mount Aspiring and Rakiurua. These majestic wilderness areas incorporate World Heritage Sites, skiing resorts, glaciers and fiords, lakes, native forest, and world-class tramping tracks.

The Southern Alps - run down the center, dividing the island into the West Coast and the East Coast. Its largest peak - Aoraki/Mt Cook is over three thousand metres high.

Not sure where to stay? 

The Host Accommodation network of motels and motor lodges stretches from the top of the North Island, to the bottom of the South Island.  Book with Host Accommodation today.

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