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Kiwi Experience is New Zealand’s original bus adventure company, offering adventure seeking travellers some of the most unforgettable experiences on the planet. On a Kiwi Experience bus adventure you'll travel with travellers from all around the...more
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just a bit of insight before you read this. We’re two friends ages 23+25 and have been travelling 2.5 years. We never leave bad reviews (promise we’re not as boring and miserable as we might come across in this) but feel like we were misinformed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 88ameliar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I bought a kiwi experience ticket to tour the south island over the course of ~5 weeks. Suffice it to say that upfront, i already knew i was probably on the “older” side for the average person taking the kiwi experience (im early thirties). However,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 85Emmertjes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled on the Kiwi Bus in July 2018. We were in New Zealand for 1 month, travelling for 3 weeks and visiting family for a week. We choose the Kiwi Bus as it seemed the best way to see the best parts of New...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rachael H
KiwiExperience, Manager at Kiwi Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia Ora Rachael, thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a detailed review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in New Zealand and travelling with us.

Reviewed 15 February 2019 via mobile

I have just spent 3 weeks on the Kiwi bus, starting in Queenstown and heading up to Auckland. Here’s an extensive review of the pros and cons of the Kiwi Experience. Pros - - The drivers are brilliant, safe and careful on the roads and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank brookem18
KiwiExperience, Manager at Kiwi Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia Ora Brooke, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I am sorry to hear that the trip did not live up to your expectations. We are always looking to improve our service to ensure we continue to be the first choice for...More

Reviewed 15 February 2019 via mobile

My experience on the kiwi experience bus wouldn’t have been the same without Giggles! Not only was he friendly and hilarious, but he was also organized, informative, and helpful. I had a blast on the kiwi experience bus, met so many people, and had lots...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sarah K
KiwiExperience, Manager at Kiwi Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the 5 star review Sarah. I have passed on your positive review of our Driver Guide Giggles to our Operations Manager to ensure he gets the recognition he deserves for this!

Reviewed 31 January 2019

Loved it ! I was very nervous about exploring new zealand by myself. One of my friend told me about kiwi experience and how he really liked his trip with them, so I gave it a go. NO REGRET ! I had the best time...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Krystha78
KiwiExperience, Customer Experience at Kiwi Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2019

Thanks for the 5 stars Krystha, so glad to hear that you had the best time. I will be sure to pass on the shout out to Cuddles.

Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

I was so worried about getting on the Kiwi bus alone in a county on the other side of the world but I couldn’t have wished for a better time! The first day or so is always hard trying to find your feet, work out...More

1  Thank 260chloed
KiwiExperience, Customer Experience at Kiwi Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2019

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a detailed review Chloe. It is great to hear about your epic experience travelling New Zealand with us, and I will pass your shoutouts to Simon and Toddy.

Reviewed 17 January 2019

The Kiwi Experience totally exceeded my expectations. It was a brilliant opportunity to see a huge amount of the beautiful country in limited time. As a 27 year old that had never stayed in a hostel, I was nervous about what I might have to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Charlotte C
KiwiExperience, Customer Experience at Kiwi Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2019

Kia Ora Charlotte, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review on Trip Advisor. I have passed on your positive feedback about Happy to our Operations Manager. It is always great to hear specific feedback like this. Wishing you all the...More

Reviewed 15 January 2019

Some love KiwiEx others hate it. I'm indifferent to it but I would never recommend it unless you are 1. a party animal and 2. have at least one person you know with you and 3. are about 19 years old. I was sold this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kat V
KiwiExperience, Customer Experience at Kiwi Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

Hey Kat, thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry to hear that the trip did not live up to your expectations, but hope you enjoyed your time in New Zealand regardless. We are constantly looking at ways to improve our...More

Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

Make sure that you read up about what this hop on hop off bus service entails before paying, as it is a large sum of money and some can be disappointed by it not fitting into their needs, ie if you are doing NZ in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lukeflemingjones
KiwiExperience, Customer Experience at Kiwi Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2019

Thanks for the super helpful review Luke. So glad to hear you had such a great time with us through New Zealand.

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