We hand-select the best accommodation for your Roady on the criteria of: great location, friendly and helpful staff, social and fun atmosphere, cleanliness of rooms and facilities, the comfort of beds and dorm rooms, and unique character.


No. Instead of including a bunch of activities which may not be of interest to you – Roady gives you the freedom to spend your days however you please. When you book a Roady you will receive a Travel Guide which provides information on the best paid and free activities of each destination. You will also receive exclusive discounts from some of our favourite activity providers.

Our E-Book Travel Guide is a complete ‘All you need to know’ guide specific to the road trip you are on. It covers:

– Best paid attractions (with a range of discounts exclusive to Roady travellers)
– Best free attractions, including hidden gems carefully picked by Kiwi locals
– Unique local experiences
– Best places to eat, drink & party
– Cheap eats
– Best walks & hikes in our great outdoors
– Information on events, sport & music concerts
– Driving and route information
– Kiwi music for Roady sing-alongs
– The Roady Bucket-List Challenge

Car & Driving

We provide 4 car options depending on the size of your group and preferences:

  • Group of 2 – HATCHBACK – Toyota Corolla or Similar
  • Group of 3 – SEDAN – Toyota Touring Corolla or Similar
  • Group of 4 – SUV – Hyundai Tucson or Similar
  • Group of 5 – SUV 4X4 – Hyundai Sante Fe or Similar

Yes. Car hire includes the all-inclusive insurance package with no bond or excess required. This includes a GPS navigation system plus other features if required such as snow chains for the winter months and child car seat.

Car Pick-Up: Day 2 of the trip – 8.30am (shuttle pick-up at hostel to Go-Rentals depot)

Car Drop-Off: 2nd to last day of the trip – by 5pm at Go-Rentals depot


All drivers must be 21 years of age or older and hold a full driver’s licence printed in English, which must be presented to Go-Rentals at time of pick up.

Car upgrade is available, i.e. a group of 2 wanting the SUV rather than the Sedan. The price difference between the tour-car and the requested car will need to be paid upon pick-up at the Go Rentals Depot.


To secure a booking online full payment for all group members is required 3 days or more in advance. To secure a booking with less than 3 days notice, please contact us to check availability.

Yes. You must all use the group booking reference on the checkout page when making a payment.

You must contact us 3 days or more in advance for a refund of 95% (5% admin fee). With 2 to 3 days notice you will receive a 50% refund and with less than 2 days notice there will be no refund.


Trip Details

Group sizes of 2 – 12 people

No. However, your car will need a driver. As long as your group has one person who is 21 years or older and who holds a Full Drivers Licence printed in English the tour can go ahead.

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All Roady Tours include Car Hire, Hostel Accommodation & E-Book Travel Guide.

Our tours are named after classic rugby terminology. Rugby, of course, is part and parcel of New Zealand’s heritage.