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Flexible Fully Guided New Zealand Bus Pass - Auckland to Christchurch & Milford

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What to Expect
AUCKLAND-HOT WATER BEACH Head out of Auckland towards the Coromandel Peninsula and spend the afternoon at Cathedral Cove. Stay at Hot Water Beach where you can dig your own hot pool in the sand. 

HOT WATER BEACH-WAITOMO Today visit the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. 

WAITOMO-ROTORUA Stop off at The Shires Rest where you can take a tour through the enchanting Hobbiton Movie Set. Tonight, don’t miss the chance to stay overnight at Tamaki Marae in Rotorua. 

ROTORUA-TAUPO Taupo is known as the adventure capital of the North Island. 

FREE DAY Get up before the sun and hike one of New Zealand’s great walks, the Tongariro Crossing! Home to Mt Doom the scenery is sure to blow you away on this 8 hour hike. 

TAUPO-RIVER VALLEY Situated amongst towering cliffs and bush- clad hills, the lodge offers grade five rafting and scenic horse riding. 

RIVER VALLEY-WELLINGTON New Zealand’s capital city of culture, the arts, restaurants, fashion and nightlife. 

WELLINGTON-ABEL TASMAN Take the ferry across to the South Island through the magnificent Marlborough Sounds. Travel through vineyards to Kaiteriteri, a great spot to begin an adventure into the National Park. 

ABEL TASMAN-WESTPORT Spend the morning kayaking out to Split Apple Rock and along the golden bays near Kaiteriteri. This afternoon stop at the Nelson Lakes to get your legendary wharf jumping shot, before hitting surf town Westport. 

WESTPORT-LAKE MAHINAPUA Journey down spectacular State Highway 6, that stretches 435km along the rugged Tasman shoreline. 

LAKE MAHINAPUA-FRANZ JOSEF Continue along the beautiful West Coast of New Zealand through forests and past the towering Southern Alps to glacier country and Franz Josef. 

FREE DAY Take a free day to experience the unbelievable views of the glacier and Alps with hikes, scenic helicopter flights and skydiving. 

FRANZ JOSEF-WANAKA Start out early to catch the perfect mirror reflection of Mt Cook and the Southern Alps on Lake Matheson. 

WANAKA-QUEENSTOWN Get your brain working at Puzzling World and its on to the world’s first commercial bungy site - the Kawarau Bridge. 

MILFORD SOUND an unforgettable one and a half hour boat cruise exploring soaring peaks and towering waterfalls. 

QUEENSTOWN-LAKE TEKAPO Stop to admire Mt Cook at Lake Pukaki, then through to Lake Tekapo with its snow-capped Alps and clear starry skies. 

LAKE TEKAPO-CHRISTCHURCH  A straight run into Christchurch, our largest city in the South Island.
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Important Information
Departure Point
• The Oakleys shop at 99 Queen Street
Departure Time
Main Pick-up point- Auckland:
  • The Oakleys shop at 99 Queen Street 8:50am
Includes pick up for Nomads, Queen Street Backpackers and Fat Camel   
Other Pick-up points:   
  • Uni Otago House, bus stop at 385 Queen Street 8:30am
Includes YHA Auckland International and YHA Auckland City   

  • Base ACB, bus stop at 229 Queen Street outside Westpac Bank 8:40am
Includes pick up for Albert Park Backpackers and Frienz   

  • Kiwi Experience Office, 85 Beach Road 9:00am

*Each overnight location has a different departure time. Your driver guide will inform you of the time each day.
18 days
  • 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
  • Food and drinks
  • Accommodation
  • Ferry Ticket
  • Activities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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