The Best Fathers Day Road Trips in New Zealand

Father's Day Road Trips in NZ

It can be difficult to find the perfect gift for Father's Day. Why not plan to hire a car and take your dad on a memorable road trip in some of New Zealand's best destinations? We've put together a few ideas for the perfect Father's Day road trip. With VroomVroomVroom, you can easily compare car rental prices and find the perfect vehicle for your journey.

See some classic cars in Auckland

Classic car interior

If your dad is interested in classic cars and vintage bikes, you can't miss the Wild Wheels event at Auckland's Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT). See rare vehicles from across the region, and enjoy live music and delicious food.

While you're in Auckland, you'll find plenty of other exciting things to see and do. It's the perfect place for a quick road trip!

Where to stay: You'll have plenty of accommodation options in Auckland - from luxury hotels to budget rooms. If you want to stay outside of the city, you can look at accommodation options on the north shore.

​Getting there: ​Pick up your rental car from Auckland Airport or one of the city depots. Auckland is well connected to international airports in Australia and to airports on both the North and South Islands.

​Other stops:​ There are a lot of sights to see in Auckland. On the north shore visit popular beaches like Takapuna, which is within easy driving distance of the city. The interesting suburb of Devonport is also worth visiting, and just nearby you can take in the view of the city from Mount Victoria.

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An adrenaline-fuelled adventure in Queenstown

Bungy jump in Queenstown

If your father enjoys adventure and an adrenaline rush, then Queenstown is the destination for you. Pick up your car and choose from a long list of attractions. Not only a scenic paradise, Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world. Take your father bungy jumping, jet boating, skydiving and more.

​Where to stay:​ There are plenty of hotels to choose from in Queenstown. Most are centrally located, and there are some great accommodation options along the Frankton Arm.

​Getting there:​ You can pick up your rental car from Queenstown International Airport. From there it is just a short drive into town. If convenient, you can also pick up your vehicle from one of the downtown depots.

​Other stops: ​Why not use your rental car to explore some of Queenstown's beautiful surrounding scenery? Take a day trip to Lake Wanaka across the Crown Range Road, or visit the charming nearby town of Arrowtown. One of New Zealand's most famous landmark's is also just a four hour drive from the town. Follow the scenic Milford Road to visit the iconic Milford Sound.

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A culinary getaway in Marlborough

Marlborough vineyards

​One of the best ways to enjoy Father's Day is to visit the magnificent vineyards in Marlborough. Choose from one of the top local cafes and restaurants to enjoy a Father's Day meal. 

Visit some of New Zealand's best vineyards, and try the sauvignon blanc and pinot noir. Some of the most popular wineries in the area include Hans Herzog Estate and Hunter's Wines. 

​Where to stay: ​Base yourself in Blenheim to explore the best of the Marlborough vineyards. It is only a short drive from the town to some of the surrounding vineyards.

​Getting there:​ You can fly into Blenheim Airport, where you can collect a car and start exploring. If travelling from the North Island, you can also pick up a rental car from the Picton Ferry Terminal and drive south to Marlborough.

​Other stops: ​Once you've visited some of Marlborough's vineyards, you'll find there are plenty of other attractions. There are some great hiking trails in the area, and if you visit neighbouring Nelson you'll find some beautiful natural scenery.

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