18 Days (Min)
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New Zealand
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Are you looking for the most fun and flexible way to travel around New Zealand?

Then look no further than Kiwi Experience – the hop on, hop off bus company which has been the preferred travel choice of backpackers for years!

The Tiki Pass – which starts in Auckland and finishes in Christchurch – covers both the North and South Island.

With so much to see and do it’s a good job you have up to a year to complete your pass, or if you’re pushed for time the min trip time of 18 days allows you to fit in all the major highlights en route – but ultimately how you spend your time is up to you and you can hop on and off as you wish.

Your driver guide will be helping fill you in on all the best activities in each stop – from kayaking around Cathedral Cove or black water rafting in glow worm caves to touring around Hobbiton or skydiving…New Zealand isn’t short on adventure!

And along the way they’ll be giving you some awesome insider knowledge on this beautiful country as well as stopping off for some beautiful scenic hikes and photo stops.

All this and you’ll get to meet heaps of fellow travellers along the way too – it’s no wonder the Kiwi Experience is so popular!

 

Additional information

StartAuckland
FinishChristchurch
Min Travel Time18 Days
Max Travel Time364 Days

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Mad Monkey Adventures is operated by award winning travel blogger Chris from Backpacker Banter & Mad Monkey Hostels. Together with the awesome team at Mad Monkey, one of Asia’s leading youth travel companies with hostels in Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines & Indonesia we are here to you put together your dream trip and make the most of some of the best travel destinations on the planet.

We are always available to help you with any questions you may have, or if you need any advice. We want you to have the best experience possible, don't hesitate to hit us up. No Stress | No Worries.

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Itinerary

 
1

Day 1

AUCKLAND TO HOT WATER BEACH

2

Day 2

HOT WATER BEACH TO WAITOMO

3

Day 3

WAITOMO TO ROTORUA

4

Day 4

ROTORUA TO TAUPO

5

Day 5

TAUPO (EXTRA DAY)

6

Day 6

TAUPO TO RIVER VALLEY

7

Day 7

RIVER VALLEY TO WELLINGTON

8

Day 8

WELLINGTON TO PICTON TO KAITERITERI

9

Day 9

KAITERITERI TO WESTPORT

10

Day 10

WESTPORT TO LAKE MAHINAPUA

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Day 11

LAKE MAHINAPUA TO FRANZ JOSEF

12

Day 12

FRANZ JOSEF (EXTRA DAY)

13

Day 13

FRANZ JOSEF – WANAKA

14

Day 14

WANAKA – QUEENSTOWN

15

Day 15

QUEENSTOWN (EXTRA DAY)

16

Day 16

QUEENSTOWN TO MILFORD SOUND TO QUEENSTOWN

17

Day 17

QUEENSTOWN TO LAKE TEKAPO

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Day 18

LAKE TEKAPO TO CHRISTCHURCH

Route Map

 

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Information

 

PASS INCLUDES TRANSPORT ONLY

What you get over nights Stops: Auckland –  Hot water Beach – Waitomo -Rotorua -Taupo -River Valley-  Wellington -Kaiteriteri -Westport -Mahinapua0- Franz Josef -Wanaka -Queenstown Christchurch PLUS Milford Sound

Optional Stops Include: National Park, Punakaiki, Fox Glacier, Makarora, Twizel.

Additional Information Minimum Trip Time: 18 days
Maximum Trip Time: 12 months from 1st day of travel

Open date tickets please give 5 days notice to book. All bookings MUST reconfirm 36hrs in advance. Ph from AU: 1800 058 361 or +64 9 336 4286 or from within NZ: 09 336 4286. Extra costs: food, accommodation, activities.

Provider Details
Kiwi Experience
Phone: 09 336 4286
85 Beach Road Auckland New Zealand

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