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Flexible Fully Guided New Zealand Bus Pass - Auckland to Christchurch provided by Kiwi Experience

Flexible Fully Guided New Zealand Bus Pass - Auckland to Christchurch

Flexible Fully Guided New Zealand Bus Pass - Auckland to Christchurch
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from $1,167.95 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
This flexible Hop-on Hop-off bus pass allows you to either take your time in each epic stop over, or cruise on through on the minimum time (21 days). We take you to the highlights of New Zealand, as well as some unknown spots that make you feel like you are having a true Kiwi Experience.   Stay overnight in stops such as the famous Franz Josef, discover the underground world of Waitomo, seek out your favourite activities in adrenaline capital of Queenstown, white water rafting through the Rangitikei River, and discover the history of New Zealand in our Capital of Wellington.  • Fully guided flexible tour allowing you to choose what you want to do  • Meet mates from all around the world • Largest and original hop-on hop-off NZ travel network
Know before you go
  • Duration: 18 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 18 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 35584P7
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Driver/guide • Live commentary on board • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) • Air-conditioned vehicle • Guaranteed Accommodation (Paid for on arrival at accommodation) • Guaranteed bookings on activities (Activities not included in price, can be booked on bus with driver guide) • Daily walks and photo stops • Daily cafe/supermarket breaks • All Fees and Taxes
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Accommodation • Ferry Ticket • Activities • Entry/Admission - Lake Mahinapua
Duration
18 days
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
99 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
YMCA Christchurch, 12 Hereford Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Driver/guide • Live commentary on board • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) • Air-conditioned vehicle • Guaranteed Accommodation (Paid for on arrival at accommodation) • Guaranteed bookings on activities (Activities not included in price, can be booked on bus with driver guide) • Daily walks and photo stops • Daily cafe/supermarket breaks • All Fees and Taxes
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Accommodation • Ferry Ticket • Activities • Entry/Admission - Lake Mahinapua
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
99 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
YMCA Christchurch, 12 Hereford Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
18 days
Return details
YMCA Christchurch, 12 Hereford Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Minimum age is 18 years
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travellers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
18 stops
Day 1
Auckland to Hot Water Beach
Day 2
Hot Water Beach to Waitomo
Day 3
Waitomo to Rotorua (via Hobbiton)
Day 4
Rotorua to Taupo
Day 5
Taupo free day
Day 6
Taupo to River Valley
Day 7
River Valley to Wellington
Day 8
Wellington to Abel Tasman
Day 9
Abel Tasman to Westport
Day 10
Westport to Lake Mahinapua
Day 11
Lake Mahinapua to Franz Josef
Day 12
Franz Josef free day
Day 13
Franz Josef to Wanaka
Day 14
Wanaka to Queenstown
Day 15
Queenstown free day
Day 16
Queenstown free day
Day 17
Queenstown to Lake Tekapo
Day 18
Lake Tekapo to Christchurch
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Olivia P
3 contributions
Fab Trip!
Jan 2020
Myself and my friend (both 23 years old) travelled New Zealand via the Kiwi Experience at the beginning of 2020. We travelled from Auckland to Christchurch over 23 days, which we believed to be the perfect length of time. The Kiwi Experience is the best way to get around New Zealand if you're up for making loads of friends, getting drunk, playing games & doing activities you would never usually do. The Kiwi Experience gives you the opportunity to get involved in numerous activities throughout the North Island and the South Island - such as caving, bungee jumping, white water rafting etc. Note, you're able to opt in or out of these activities as you please each day, when you're on the bus, the activity clip board comes round and you can sign up if you want! We didn't do them all as they we're very expensive, so make sure to budget and decide what you want to do before you go - and don't give in to peer pressure when the clip board comes round. This is the same for the accommodation, when you're on the bus each day the accommodation clip board comes around and you can sign your name up if you haven't already booked somewhere. The highlight of this trip for us was the overnight stay in the traditional Mauri Village - so if you're doing the kiwi exp, make sure to do this - quite expensive but worth every penny! Overall, this is a great way, easy, laid back way to travel New Zealand if you're young, active and looking for a good time!
Written 30 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
KiwiExperienceCrew
Kia Ora Olivia. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a detailed review. We are so glad to hear that you had an epic time travelling New Zealand with us. Kia Kaha.
Written 30 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chloe R
72 contributions
Not at all flexible hop on, hop off as advertised.
Mar 2019 • Friends
So this whole experience didn't start great. We hadn't been told that we had to book onto the trip really far in advance, so upon arriving in New Zealand we decided to book our buses, only to find that there were hardly any dates/times to choose from and then to find out we were going to be wait listed for the whole of our trip as there was no room on the buses. They told us to go to the bus arriving in Auckland and see if there was any space, luckily there were three spaces, unluckily there were six extra people trying to get on so we didn't make it onto the bus and instead had to sort out our own transport to Rotorua in order to stay within our schedule, costing time and money (Kiwi Experience did give us free passes up the Auckland sky town for our troubles). Nonetheless, from Rotorua onwards we managed to get fully booked onto buses, this meant we weren't every going to try and change no matter how tempted as we were certain we would be wait listed again. Despite having a driver with a lot of road rage and that was not too friendly the trip continued smoothly with the organised trips as part of the experience being great and it being a great way to meet new people and make friends. However, when we got to Franz Josef and the only ways out became damaged in the endless rain that occurred there ensued a lot of confusion. The Kiwi Experience team did solve it in the end, managing to get us to Christchurch and then to Queenstown, but, this meant that we missed out Wanaka as a stop and no efforts were made to even do a day trip up there. This resulted in people organising their own transport up to the area and we thought it was very poor of Kiwi Experience not to rearrange this, despite the storm being no fault of their own. All in all we had a great driver on the South Island and met some fab people who made the trip worth it but I would not recommend that people travel New Zealand with Kiwi Experience.
Written 10 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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Dimitrisas100
Dimitrisas100
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This was very difficult for me , i had very stress because of them. I felt that it was my fault and they didn't help me.
I booked tickets from kiwi to return to my country because of covid. I went to airport and the airline told me that
craigjamesuk
craigjamesuk
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Highly recommend
Just awesome. Thanks Kiwi Experience. could not think of a better way to travel round new zealand south island with
bartendingandflair
bartendingandflair
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please don't!
they don't give the chance, to the customers, to decide how to spend their own money. The bus drivers are so insist
Hynd8693
Hynd8693
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Disappointing customer service
I booked this tour a while ago, obviously given the coronavirus outbreak this tour was cancelled, however first of
Edtkd
Edtkd
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Avoid if a bit older
This bus does what the youngens like I think, but I was travelling with my wife and this was by far the biggest mis
Nann9196
Nann9196
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Bookings automatically removed even though we did as our driver advised - no help from kiwi experience
We are travelling with kiwi experience but were held up in Taupo for an extra night because the Tongariro crossing
TrishaJL
TrishaJL
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Amazing for solo travel and tonnes of awesome activities
I started with Dave in Christchurch and it was a bit rocky because I was at an alternative stop and the bus was lat
Lauvedoha
Lauvedoha
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Amazing vacations
No stress, no headache to find a room, relaxing in the bus, excellent driver and guide, very good condition buses
Joshs1998trip
Joshs1998trip
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BEST MONTH OF MY LIFE
I’ve never so in love with a country right away then I have with New Zealand and this is in big part thanks to Kiwi
sambL7635EV
sambL7635EV
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Driver Jason is the Man!!
Kia Ora, My time on the Kiwi Experience has been unbelievably amazing, with today being our penultimate day as we
Fijivisit
Fijivisit
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Fantastic service
I want to share how happy our group was with Kiwi Experience. We had a tour group of two buses with families and ad
harrygE1314WN
harrygE1314WN
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10/10 Kiwi Experience!
The Kiwi experience was amazing, we had Guy as our driver and we could not have got a better guide. Every trip he r
Denise D
Denise D
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Intercity bus travel
What a great trip excellent bus driver commentary and helpful advice. Super comfortable and wonderful way to see th
NikkiB1949
NikkiB1949
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No single word can sum up how great this trip has been!
I flew up from Queenstown to Auckland to jump on the kiwi experience not knowing it was going to be the trip of a l
Faintshumba
Faintshumba
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Absolutely terrible!
Sat on a bus for 6-8hours a day. The "price guarantee" is crap!! I got to every hostel, got told the "kiwi experien
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