Kiwis are avid road trippers, with 62% doing a roadie within New Zealand in the past year, according to new research from car rental firm Budget NZ.
The drive from Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo and through the Mackenzie region was New Zealand’s most popular road trip (39%), narrowly beating Te Anau to Milford Sound and Christchurch to Queenstown (both 38%).
Aucklanders preferred to stay closer to home with the Auckland to Cape Reinga road trip top of the list (44%), followed closely by the drive from Christchurch to Queenstown.
Forty percent said the drive from Te Anau to Milford Sound was their dream drive, followed by 39% nominating the West Coast of the South Island.
The research showed almost a quarter of Kiwis (22%) are likely to hire a car when going on a road trip, with almost a third (31%) of 25-34 years olds doing so.
13 Dec 2019 Weekly hotel results: Solid growth across NZ
11 Dec 2019 TSA 2019: Spend tops $40bn as growth halves