Custom Made Self Drive New Zealand Itineraries

At Once Upon A Trip, we believe that “custom-made” travel can respect every budget.

The self drive New Zealand itineraries below as sample trips that can provide useful ideas and insights to help your planning. At the end of the day they’ll never 100% match what you’re looking for because you are unique and so the trip we design for you will honour that.

We recommend that you also browse the various articles available in our Get Inspired section which will help you identify the regions you may like to visit and the activities you would like to experience.

We specialise in creating custom self drive New Zealand travel itineraries for couples, friends travelling together, families or groups of all sizes. Tell us your wishes, your expectations, the personalities and makeup of your group and allow us to put together a truly personalised itinerary for you that will also respect your budget.


Our travel planning service is free of charge to you - we make our living by commissions not, a service fee. 

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OUAT organised a great trip on the Hollyford Track. The lodges were wonderful with the most decisions food. The guides really knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you too Romain fo... - Susie and Alice Hoddell, UK

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