New Zealand

Skippers Canyon Road

Skippers Canyon Road: narrow and only for experienced drivers

Tucked away in the south-west of New Zealand's South Island, Skippers Canyon Road is today one of New Zealand's better known scenic roads and unbelievably scary as it’s totally narrow and different to manouvre your car. This unpaved road, carved by hand by miners over 140 years ago, is made from a very narrow cut in the middle of a sheer cliff face. It’s a road so dangerous that your rental car insurance won’t be honored if you drive on it.

Forgotten World Highway

Forgotten World Highway, one of the world's top drives

Forgotten World Highway is one of the most scenic drives in New Zealand. This highly memorable driving journey is remote and mysterious to the extreme. This scenic route winds over four mountain saddles, alongside the spectacular Tangarakau Gorge and passes through the 180-metre-long, single lane, Moki tunnel. It has been ranked as one of the 10 worst roads in New Zealand by the Police. It’s one of the most scenic drives in the world.

The Remarkables

The Remarkables, one of the most sensational roads of NZ

The Remarkables is a ski resort at an elevation of 1.622m (5,321ft) above the sea level, located in Otago in the South Island of New Zealand. It’s one of the highest roads in the country.

Crown Range Road

Crown Range Road is often covered in snow and ice

Crown Range Road is the name of a memorable journey in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. It’s an exhilarating road with hairpin bends, serpentines and steep grades.

Takaka Hill

Takaka Hill is an unforgettable drive in NZ

Takaka Hill is a mountain pass at an elevation of 791m (2,595ft) above the sea level, located at the south eastern end of Golden Bay in the Nelson Tasman region, at the northern end of New Zealand's South Island.