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Flexible Fully Guided New Zealand Bus Pass - Start and Finish Anywhere & Addons provided by Kiwi Experience

Flexible Fully Guided New Zealand Bus Pass - Start and Finish Anywhere & Addons

Flexible Fully Guided New Zealand Bus Pass - Start and Finish Anywhere & Addons
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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 (28 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: 25 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: 25 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: 35584P9
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Reinga Lighthouse
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Accommodation
  • Ferry Ticket
  • Activities
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Duration
25 days
Departure details
  • 99 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand Wait at bus stop next to Oakley Sunglass shop
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
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Reinga Lighthouse
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Accommodation
  • Ferry Ticket
  • Activities
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Departure details
  • 99 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand Wait at bus stop next to Oakley Sunglass shop
Duration
25 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
25 stops
Day 1
Auckland to Paihia
Day 2
Cape Reinga day tour
Day 3
Paihia to Auckland
Day 4
Auckland to Hot Water Beach
Day 5
Hot Water Beach to Waitomo
Day 6
Waitomo to Rotorua via Hobbiton
Day 7
Rotorua to Taupo
Day 8
Taupo free day
Day 9
Taupo to River Valley
Day 10
River Valley to Wellington
Day 11
Wellington to Abel Tasman
Day 12
Abel Tasman to Westport
Day 13
Westport to Lake Mahinapua
Day 14
Lake Mahinapua to Franz Josef
Day 15
Franz josef free day
Day 16
Franz Josef to Wanaka
Day 17
Wanaka to Queenstown
Day 18
Queenstown free day
Day 19
Queenstown to Milford Sound day...
Day 20
Queenstown to Lake Tekapo
Day 21
Lake Tekapo to Christchurch
Day 22
Christchurch to Kaikoura
Day 23
Kaikoura to Wellington
Day 24
Wellington to Taupo
Day 25
Taupo to Auckland via Rotorua
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Sam Baker
United Kingdom1 contribution
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 make our way back up to Auckland, we begin to reflect back on our time with the company and it’s drivers.

One driver stands out amongst them all, we originally met Jason during the last part of his training in the South Island to later be met by him on his first run as a driver in Taupo. On both occasions he exceeded our expectations in what we expected from someone in his position.

Furthermore, considering it was his first week as a solo driver, Jason composed himself as a member of the Kiwi Experience that had been with the business for 10 years or more, with his knowledge of the locations we arrived at and passed along the way also. Moreover, his people skills with not only all 3 of us, but other members of the tour, were unparalleled to any other driver during our month with the tour. Consistent checking in with individuals and us, along with making sure activities and accommodation were taken care of in a timely and effective manor also. Jason’s character and humor shine through not only during his working hours but when spending time with the group outside of the bus, which is very refreshing.

Jason has really made our time with the Kiwi Experience one to remember, and we are certain he will continue to influence other Kiwi Experience passengers in a positive and fun manor and is a permanent asset to the business and its passengers.

We all wish him the best in his career with the business which we are sure will be long and prosperous.
Written 26 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KiwiExperienceCrew
Kia Ora Sam, this has made our day! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such an outstanding review of your time with Jason. We are glad to hear he has left such a positive impression on you and will be sure this gets back to him. Wishing you safe onward travels.
Written 27 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nikki 🌸
6 contributions
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 life time!
I was on the bus with my driver Quinton and his two trainee drivers.
Watching Q train was an experience in itself as you see how much they prepare and learn for the role of driver guide. There is so much dedication that goes into what they do and it’s very inspiring to have been apart of that!
I spent a lot of my time when in the north talking to all the agents and hosts of the activities available to us and you can really see the relationship that has been built up over the years!
The activities themselves were absolutely mind blowing!!
It Waitomo I did the black water rafting - the black abyss which was super challenging but so rewarding. I’ve never abseiled myself down a 65m hole in the ground before
The Tamaki Maori Village over night stay is so enriching to learn about the Maori culture, and the alphabet song will never leave my head!!

I honestly could go on for days about how amazing this trip was, and how much I learnt about myself and grew, BUT if anyone has read all the way down here, my advise is simple.

Book a flight. Book your bus pass and prepare yourself for the trip of a life time!! Beautiful scenery, a guide full of knowledge and endless activities!! You’d be stupid not too!!
Written 17 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KiwiExperienceCrew
Thanks so much for the great review Nikki, glad to hear you had such an epic time travelling with us.
Written 5 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Kiwi Experience
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
Olivia P
Olivia P
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Fab Trip!
Myself and my friend (both 23 years old) travelled New Zealand via the Kiwi Experience at the beginning of 2020. We
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
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
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
AJBravo
AJBravo
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Great for solo travelers!
I did the small group tour Christchurch- back to Christchurch for 8 days. I was a bit hesitant about joining a gr
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