New Zealand Drives: 9 Scenic Routes 


Milford Road, Fiordland National Park 

Drive through lush rainforests and past cascading waterfalls, culminating at the stunning Milford Sound, a fjord renowned for its dramatic scenery. 

Great Ocean Road, Canterbury 

Witness the rugged beauty of the Canterbury coastline, dotted with pristine beaches, towering cliffs, and the famous Pancake Rocks. 

Pacific Coast Highway, North Island 

Meander along the North Island's eastern coast, enjoying panoramic ocean views, coastal towns, and opportunities for whale and dolphin watching. 

Forgotten World Highway, Taranaki 

Take a step back in time on this remote route, passing through historic towns, tunnels, and the enchanting Whangamomona Republic. 

Thermal Explorer Highway, North Island 

Discover the geothermal wonders of Rotorua, the stunning Lake Taupo, and the charming town of Napier on this unique North Island journey. 

Southern Scenic Route, South Island 

Experience the wild beauty of the South Island's rugged coastline, rainforests, and the serene shores of Lake Manapouri. 

Haast Pass, West Coast 

Traverse the Southern Alps via the Haast Pass, surrounded by rainforests and glaciers, with numerous opportunities for hiking and wildlife spotting. 

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