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Classic Sports Car Driving Tours

Take one or several days touring


driving multiple Convertible Sports Cars


in the stunning South Island of New Zealand


a uniquely enjoyable experience!


Experience the joys of driving superb, characterful convertibles and sports cars, classic and modern, around New Zealand’s stunning South Island.

Part, single or multi-day customisable tours.

Either you drive, we accompany,


Let Roam James chauffeur drive you

Let the adventure begin...

Our Classic Car Tours Offering

We believe in the freedom and call of the open road, journeys to be savoured with all the senses. We want to share the joys of appreciating the landscapes and destinations of a beautiful country, touring in cars that are unique, entertaining and just a tad self indulgent. And we believe in looking after you in person, all the way.

Rent A Classic Car Tours offer a choice of chauffeured or escorted road trips from Nelson or Christchurch driving our classic or modern Italian sports coupes and convertibles around New Zealand’s stunning South Island. Small group sizes follow itineraries of exhilarating roads, delightful destinations, and characterful cafes, with flexibility to spend time as you wish, on a variety of tour lengths.

Isn’t this the grown up Road Trip you’ve been waiting for?

You drive or we drive....


Driving the South Island of New Zealand almost always makes the Top 10 Best Road Trip bucket lists.

Enjoy some of the most spectacular and varied scenery in the world, from mountain passes and dramatic coastlines, to racing rivers and lush vineyard filled valleys, all on relatively uncrowded and superb driving roads.

It can be a daunting undertaking by yourself with limited time though. We can help you find the spots the locals love, steer clear of the crowds, customise an itinerary to suit your interests, with superb accommodation, delightful dining and destinations.

And all escorted by us you can either chose to:

drive yourself in our range of classic convertible and sporting cars,

bring your own vehicle or  

let us do all the driving and chauffeur drive you instead. 

For the scenery in New Zealand, you’ll see why it’s worth it…

Upcoming Road Trips...on dates to suit you...

Start planning your luxury get away now. Take a look at our forthcoming Swap & Go classic car Road Trips to get you started.

Alfa Spider S2 Rent a classic alfa spider couple overlooking nelson vineyard

Vineyards, Vistas & Whales: Top of the South inc Kaikoura 7 Day Tour

7 Days of Delightful Driving Destinations!    Starting and finishing in Nelson, join us for a superb driving tour in classic and modern sports cars around the Top of the South Island of…

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The Top of the South Loop 2 Day Tour

2 Days of Feasts for the Senses!  Starting and finishing in Nelson, we go east and loop back west around the Top of the South Island, taking in glorious coastal drives skirting the…

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Classic road trip to Hanmer Springs

The Long & Winding Roads: Top of the South inc Abel Tasman 7 Day Tour

7 Days of Long & Winding Routes!  Starting and finishing in Christchurch, we go north to the Top of the South Island, taking in glorious coastal drives skirting the Kaikoura and Marlborough Sounds…

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Steam, Sea & Springs 3 Day Trip – Swap & Go!

3 Days of Steamy Stuff! Starting from Nelson, we take in glorious coastal drives skirting the Marlborough Sounds and the stunning Kaikoura coastline. We relax in not one, but two different Hot Springs…

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Over the Hill to Havelock – Half Day Trip

Get your steering wheel working climbing the Whangamoa Saddle out of Nelson, then back down and into the Rai valley where the road tracks beside streams, over the Pelorus River where The Hobbit…

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Hop to Kaiteriteri Beach – Half Day Trip

You can't drive into the Abel Tasman National Park, but you can get pretty darn close and dip your toes in it. From Nelson, we drive out by the water, with our route…

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Golden Bay and Abel Tasman 2 Day Tour

Escape to a Golden Time Golden Bay is the northernmost point of the Abel Tasman National Park, with unspoilt beaches, intriguing detours and a wonderful relaxed ambiance. And to get there, we traverse…

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Getaway to Golden Bay 1 Day Trip – Swap & Go!

It's just a hill - get over it! Driving Nelson to Golden Bay via Takaka Hill follows some of the most scenic and exhilarating driving roads anywhere. Golden Bay is the northernmost point…

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1975 Alfa Spider for hire Nelson

Blast to Blenheim 1 Day Trip – Drive multiple cars!

The Tip Top of the South. Driving Nelson to Blenheim via the wonderful Queen Charlotte Drive and then back via Lake Rotoriti is a drive to remember. Where else can you get the…

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A Grand Tour: Top to Toe South Island 14 Day Tour

  Join us on a truly majestic driving holiday, a 2500km loop over 14 days, encompassing the best sights in the South Island, on some of the best driving roads in the world. Classic…

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Let the adventure begin...

Why will you love coming on a Rent A Classic Car Tours Road Trip? Let us count the ways… 

Let's start with the cars...

 …of the iconic and drop dead gorgeous, classic and modern sports and convertible variety!

(And these are photos of the actual exact cars you’d be driving by the way…..

or you can bring any make of your own…)

For the Senses...

...taste, feel, savour...

Home to some of the best vineyards in the world with characterful cuisine to match, Aotearoa is a feast for the senses. The land of the long white cloud means a lot of blue skies, with a climate between October and April ideal for relishing in what sports convertibles were made for.

Fresh unpolluted wind in your hair, no oppressive humidity, and with little urbanisation to interrupt the views, you’re free to indulge and enjoy in a way you’ll find hard to match anywhere else in the world.


Classic road trip to Hanmer Springs

For the Landscapes...

...scenery is too small a word...

You may have heard it before but the South Island of New Zealand is frequently rated as one of the most beautiful and spectacular places in the world to tour. The variety of stunning landscapes grouped on a relatively small land mass, rarely offer themselves so easily accessibly together anywhere else. Dramatic mountain ranges, gorgeous beaches, luscious forests, and racing rivers are all linked by scenic highways and inviting byways, just waiting to be explored.


Indulge yourself

Book your Classic Car adventure today…and drive something different!

For the Stopovers...

...luxurious & something special...

Rest and relax at premium boutique lodge, B&B or hotel accommodation either side of your Day Trip. We can recommend hand picked and high quality establishments for the region.


For the Roads... & enticing...

Having driven in many countries, we believe the South Island of New Zealand is truly one of the best. Dramatic landscapes, twisting mountain passes, roads gliding through valleys, forests and glades, weaving by lakes, rivers and coastlines…neither you or your steering wheel are going to get bored. You’re not going to get stuck in jams either as we time our tours to avoid peak holiday periods, and with 5, 15 and 36 times more road space per car to play with than Australia, USA and the UK respectively, you have a genuinely uncrowded adventure playground. 

For the Destinations...

 …characterful and evocative…

For the Company...

...good, local and welcoming...

…in all senses of the word. The South Island is our home we live here all year and drive these roads in all seasons. We know the little things that make that big difference. The places the locals go and the ones they avoid.  We know the eateries, the photo spots, the hidden gems, so you’ll be very well looked after in more ways than one. And in the company of fellow travellers, we hope you’ll make not just great memories, but new friends too.


The world is a book,

and those who do not travel

read only one page.

 – ST AUGUSTINE, Philosopher

Just Want to Hire a Classic Sports or Convertible Car?

We do that too.  

Our full fleet of classic and modern sports saloons, coupes and convertible cars is available to hire from our bases in Auckland, Nelson and Christchurch. If you’re looking for a wedding car, a special birthday surprise or just for the love of driving, our cars are available to hire by the day.

Contact us for more information, and get ready to drive something different….

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