Our Off the Beaten Path itineraries are perfect for those who’ve dreamed of exploring all the best bits of Aotearoa/New Zealand but don’t want to just stop and take a snap at the busy tourist spots. We’ve spent the past 7 years exploring all the nooks and crannies of this beautiful country and want to share all the special hidden gems with you! Travel to places like the Northern West Coast, the Far North, Stewart Island, The Catlins, Central Otago, Hawke’s Bay, the Wairarapa and all that’s in between!
Whether you’d like to stay in boutique bed and breakfasts, 4 star motels, 5 star hotels, luxury lodges, or if you’d prefer glamping… we can cater to all! Let us piece together all the bits of the puzzle and plan a bespoke privately guided or self-driven dream New Zealand trip for you!
Welcome to The Road Trip – We specialise in bespoke, private tours of New Zealand, the unspoilt ‘Paradise on Earth’ that offers an incredible diversity of attractions, from breathtaking scenery and traditional Maori culture to skydiving and kayaking – the choice is yours. All our custom tours are private and exclusive to your group only, meaning that this is your tour, done your way.
While we offer a selection of sample tours to whet your appetite, our bespoke New Zealand road trips are tailored to your specific requests and we can create a once in a lifetime exclusive experience that is unique to you and your party. Have a browse through our site, read some of our client testimonials and if you have any question don’t hesitate to get in touch via the contact form.
The service that we provide is a private luxury tour service, not a large group tour. Other than our friendly tour staff you will not be sharing your tour with anyone outside of your own party so you can rest assured that this is your tour and we’ll do exactly what you want to make it your perfect trip.
We have great respect for this beautiful land which we are privileged to show off to clients from all around the world.
That’s why we’re planting trees to help regenerate native forests near Fiordland, to provide habitat for native birds, clean our waterways and ensure we offset the impact of the emissions from our clients and guides’ flights and from our tour vehicles.
We believe in sustainable tourism and want to do our bit to keep Aotearoa/New Zealand beautiful forever.
We encourage you to donate to Kea Conservation Trust, who work tirelessly to help the struggling populations of the world’s only mountain parrot – the beautiful NZ native Kea!
New Zealand is precious, and everyone who lives and travels here has a responsibility to look after it. The Tiaki promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now and for future generations. By following the Tiaki promise, we are making a commitment to New Zealand. To act as a guardian, protecting and preserving our home. Nau Mai, Haere Mai Ki Aotearoa, Welcome to New Zealand. For more information on the tiaki promise, click here.
At The Road Trip we understand that a tour around New Zealand is a once in a lifetime trip for most people. We aim to make sure that your trip is everything that you want it to be by offering a uniquely personal, flexible service that allows you to create the itinerary that you’ve always dreamed of!
New Zealand has a spectacular, breathtaking landscape that encompasses national parks, beautiful beaches and coastlines, rivers, lakes, volcanoes, caves, fiords, mountains and forests, what more could you want? The huge variety in the ecological and geological landscape of the country has made it known for its stunning natural beauty.
Whether you only have a limited number of days to fit all the tourist sites into on your trip, or whether you want to really take your time over the tour and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of New Zealand whilst avoiding the tourist traps, we will be able to cater to your requirements.
Our staff at The Road Trip are all experts in the area and strive to guide you to the most scenic spots along the tour at all times and offer you all of their knowledge about the area so that you can really immerse yourself in the country and its culture.