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How long do I need to visit New Zealand?

New Zealanders are generally laid-back and relaxed, and we believe this exact mentality should be adapted to your holiday. Drive a few hours from one accommodation to the next. Easy journey’s through beautiful scenery. No rush. No pressure. To inspire you for your journey DownUnder, we have created a few example routes for solo travellers.

How much time do you have?

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Take it easy on your journey through New Zealand. We believe less is more when it comes to travel pace. Stay at places for two to three nights instead of speeding through the highlights. If you have two to three weeks, we recommend travelling either the North or South Island. Or making a selection of a few regions per island.

You won’t need to travel long distances to see big changes. Get to know the locals and discover the hidden gems. Travelling at a relaxed pace allows you to see more unique places.

Explore our favourite journeys for more inspiration

A solo journey in New Zealand

3 weeks of the South Island

Would you love to visit some of the South Island's highlights at a relaxed pace? During this journey, you will see… read more

Would you like to sample New Zealand’s outstanding culinary delights whilst being surrounded by pristine nature?… read more

Explore the untamed wilderness of New Zealand

3 weeks from Otago Peninsula to Auckland South

Starting in the deep south, where accents are thick, and the landscape is vast. Dunedin, Otago Peninsula and the… read more

Discover the hidden gems of New Zealand

3 weeks of the North Island

Would you like to get closer to the rich and diverse Indigenous culture of New Zealand? This trip is perfect for… read more

"I would recommend spending around 3-5 weeks in New Zealand. I advise you to take your time to really experience each place."

Kieran, Travel specialist

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