New Zealand travel   - get FREE detailed information on accommodation, attractions, things to do and see  and much, much more. Just click here. . .

This guide is the big picture, the overall view, but if you want detailed information on what to see, where to go, where to eat, where to stay go to my (Not quite) Complete Guide to New Zealand Travel

Where to stay, where to eat, what to see.  Yes, all that.  But much more. It is aimed primarily at self-drive travellers and they need to know much more.

The problem is how to deliver this information in a logical way - and I have decided to serve it up as the road rolls under you.  That is, the information is given kilometre by kilometre for each of the state highways. 

It is a work in progress. And so far it has been seven years in the making.  It is far from complete, but if you are touring NZ you may find it useful.

Click here to visit the (Not quite) Complete Guide To New Zealand Travel.

A New Zealand Travel Guide

Other  Websites

This is a collection websites of varying interest - but all of them are travel-related in some way. 

If you have a site - either your own or one you've visited - that you think we should list here, please email me.

Naturally, I like the concept of reciprocity - you scratch my website and I'll scratch yours - but it ain't a big deal. If your site is good value, whether I get a back-link or not ought not get in the way of letting others get the benefit of a link to it. I do, however, reserve the right not to create links if the whim takes me.

New Zealand Immigration Packs  provides informative current advice and official government documentation regarding NZ visas, permits and residency along with knowledgeable articles on Government & Law, Kiwi Business, Education, Employment, Cost Of Living and New Zealand Life 

Adventure South New Zealand Cycling & Walking Holidays.  Small group cycling and hiking tours for all abilities with experienced, friendly guides exploring New Zealand's stunning South Island wilderness plus exciting activity based soft adventure vacations.

Black Cat Wildlife Cruises & Swimming with Dolphins.   Daily wildlife cruises on the scenic Lyttelton harbour near Christchurch viewing Hector's Dolphins, penguins & seals. Also swimming with wild dolphins in the beautiful, sheltered setting of Akaroa Harbour providing a close encounter with the world's smallest dolphin, the Hector's Dolphin.

Kiwigetaway Holiday Homes NZ. is an online directory bringing owners of New Zealand holiday houses and baches together with holiday accommodation seekers. We help to arrange rentals of holiday homes throughout NZ

Hazeldene Lodge : New Zealand B and B Accommodation   Hazeldene Lodge offers luxury resort accommodation situated by Lake Taupo in the Central Plateau of New Zealand. Our homestay offers bed and breakfast (b and b) with optional evening meals by prior arrangement 

West Wellow Lodge : Taupo New Zealand Accommodation   West Wellow Lodge offers luxury bed and breakfast accommodation overlooking Lake Taupo in the Central Plateau of New Zealand (NZ). 

Kiwigetaway : Holiday Homes New Zealand Description: ' is an online directory bringing owners of New Zealand holiday houses and baches together with holiday accommodation seekers. We help to arrange rentals of holiday homes throughout NZ 

Fishing in New Zealand : Fishing Holidays In New Zealand  Experience an all inclusive New Zealand fishing vacation with fishing in New Zealand. Fly fish for rainbow and brown trout by day and enjoy luxury lodge or wilderness river cabin accommodation by night.

Motorcycles New Zealand Ltd : Motorcycle Hire New Zealand  Motorcycles New Zealand offer motorcycle rentals to free and independent travellers and also provide hire motorcycles for escorted tours of the South Island of NZ 

Greg Catley Fly Fishing: New Zealand : New Zealand Fly Fishing   Specialist fly fishing guide, Greg Catley, offers fly fishing for brown and rainbow trout in and around Lake Taupo, New Zealand. Wilderness, back-country stream and river trout fishing packages available, including transport, fishing, equipment and tuition.

Taupo Lake Adventures : Taupo Boat Cruise  Taupo Lake Adventures offer fully skippered and crewed boat fishing charters and scenic cruises on Lake Taupo New Zealand 

Lake Taupo Lodge : Boutique Hotel NZ   Lake Taupo Lodge offers luxury boutique hotel style lodge accommodation situated by Lake Taupo in the Central Plateau of New Zealand (NZ)

Tauhara Sunrise Honeymoon New Zealand.Tauhara Sunrise Lodge, Lake Taupo, New Zealand offers luxury lodge accommodation with a casual home-away-from-home ambience and stunning views of Lake Taupo. This award-winning luxury New Zealand lodge has a five-star Qualmark rating, assuring you of a first-class experience

Dave's Travel Corner. Hobby travel website offering free travel rich content including articles, photographs, links, classifieds, message boards and much more. USA, California, and International destinations. 

Buffalo Peaks economy and backpacker accommodation, Whitianga.

Backpacker Board New Zealand - THE independent travel guide for New Zealand. Fully interactive online guide for backpacking and budget travel in NZ.

The Outpost website provides worldwide information for expatriate families. Free searchable database of over 58,000 quality Bed & Breakfast Inns, Small Hotels, Golf Courses, Family Travel Accommodations and more! Worldwide travel guides and travel information   worldwide - a travel resource with information on many worldwide travel   sites.

Bed and Breakfast Planner Listing Bed and Breakfasts from all over the world.

Cheap Los angeles Hotels   We have best range of cheap Los Angeles accommodation online now.  Book your room today and get discounts on cheap hotels in Los Angeles.

 Luxury London Hotels  London Luxury hotel rooms booking at a discount rates.Book your stay at London luxury hotels and get comfort at a discount.

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Last updated 24 July 2011

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Here's the problem: New Zealand car rental is unlike most other places in the world because the country is split into two islands with a sizeable stretch of water between. 

Taking a car across Cook Strait is expensive. Some rental companies allow you to drop a vehicle in Wellington and collect another in Picton (or vice versa). Some don't. 

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