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09/2014

Top 10 South Island Walks

Posted by:Kiwi Experience Crew on 22 Sep 2014

​A mecca for hikers and intrepid travellers internationally, it’s hard to find a part of the South Island’s 150,000sq/km that does not contain a scenic trail or jaw dropping vista. It’s even budget friendly. Sound too good to be true? Read on sceptic, and prepare to be amazed...

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Tags: Abel Tasman National Park, Lake Tekapo, Kaikoura Range, Franz Josef glacier, Milford Track, Mt Cook, Te Anau
Abel Tasman National Park, Lake Tekapo, Kaikoura Range, Franz Josef glacier, Milford Track, Mt Cook, Te Anau
09/2014

Understanding the Bus Timetable

Posted by:Kiwi Experience Crew on 16 Sep 2014

​We all know that reading timetables isn’t the easiest thing in the world so here is a “How To” in understanding ours. Hopefully this will help you on your travels!

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Tags: Timetable, Bus
Timetable, Bus
08/2014

Kane's Blog - On The Road Again

Posted by:Kane It (National Road Manager) on 11 Aug 2014

​Whether standing on a beach, flying over a glacier in a helicopter, or throwing yourself off a bridge or out of a plane, these things are definitely best shared and being on Kiwi Experience is a great way to have as much, or as little, of this sort of company as you want with people sharing these same life changing experiences.

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Tags: Kiwi Experience bus, South Island, Queenstown, lakes, scenery
Kiwi Experience bus, South Island, Queenstown, lakes, scenery
07/2014

New Zealand - a country of firsts

Posted by:Hayley Griffiths on 30 Jul 2014

​What do you picture when you think about New Zealand? Perhaps Frodo searching for the elusive ring? Maybe you think of the cute and fluffy Kiwi bird. To be honest, before I visited New Zealand on my round the world trip a couple of years ago, I had pretty much no idea what to expect...​

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Tags: lovepuffin, travel blog, guest blog, skydive, Hot Water Beach, Luge, canyon swing, nz activities,
lovepuffin, travel blog, guest blog, skydive, Hot Water Beach, Luge, canyon swing, nz activities,
07/2014

Kiwi Cooking Corner

Posted by:Christa Brajkovich on 25 Jul 2014

​With its 90-year history of popularity and success, the good old Edmonds Cookery Book soon secured a place in nearly every Kiwi household and became a true Kiwi icon. Try some of these recipes for a taste of some real Kiwi tucker. If you want even more great Kiwi recipes, pick up a copy of the Edmond's Cookery Book from your local bookshop to take a taste of Kiwi home with you.

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Tags: Food
Food
07/2014

25 Best Photo Ops

Posted by:Christa Brajkovich on 16 Jul 2014

​​If you’re travelling around Aotearoa, here is a list of what we think are 25 of the most iconic photo opportunities, all of which you can visit on the Kiwi Ex bus!

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Tags: Photos
Photos
05/2014 {'loc':'rorotua','fb':'599569546744764'}

Mountain biking around New Zealand

Posted by:Kiwi Experience Crew on 23 May 2014mountain biking in New Zealand

Throughout New Zealand there are many scenic and enjoyable mountain biking tracks suitable for the beginner to those looking for a challenging ride. Don’t worry if you haven’t got your own bike on the bus with you - there are bikes available to hire in many of the locations we pass through.

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Tags: mountain biking, biking tracks, bike trails
mountain biking, biking tracks, bike trails
04/2014 {'loc':'auckland','fb':'599569546744764'}

Helena’s South Island Highlights

Posted by:Helena Schmidt on 21 Apr 2014Helena’s South Island Highlights

The eleven days I spent travelling around on the South Island were really impressive and I will probably never forget them! Unfortunately, time always goes by so fast when you are travelling and experiencing new things.

Die 11 Tage, die ich auf der Südinsel herumgereist bin, waren wirklich sehr beeindruckend und einiges davon werde ich vermutlich nie vergessen! Leider vergeht die Zeit so schnell, wenn man viel unterwegs ist und immer wieder Neues erlebt.

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Tags: south island, Working in NZ, working holiday, gap year, german, intern, helena, internship, travelling, queenstown, bungy, kaikoura, dolphins, dolphin swim, westport, christchurch
south island, Working in NZ, working holiday, gap year, german, intern, helena, internship, travelling, queenstown, bungy, kaikoura, dolphins, dolphin swim, westport, christchurch
04/2014 {'loc':'auckland','fb':'599569546744764'}

Dolphin Swimming in Kaikoura

Posted by:Helena Schmidt on 08 Apr 2014Helena's Kaikoura Dolphin Swim

The highlight of my tour in the South Island took place on the first day: Swimming with wild dolphins in Kaikoura. When I describe it to you and you see the videos and photos, you will want to do it immediately – I promise! I would do it again in a heartbeat

Das Highlight meiner Tour über die Südinsel fand direkt schon am ersten Tag statt: Das Schwimmen mit wilden Delfinen in Kaikoura. Wenn ich es euch beschreibe und ihr Videos und Fotos seht, wollt ihr es mit Sicherheit auch sofort machen. Ich zumindest würde es jederzeit nochmal machen!

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Tags: south island, Working in NZ, working holiday, gap year, german, intern, helena, internship, travelling, dolphin, kaikoura, gopro, go pro, swimming
south island, Working in NZ, working holiday, gap year, german, intern, helena, internship, travelling, dolphin, kaikoura, gopro, go pro, swimming
04/2014 {'loc':'auckland','fb':'599569546744764'}

Milford Sound

Posted by:Helena Schmidt on 03 Apr 2014Helena’s Milford Sound stoppover

On our third day in Queenstown we were picked up very early to go on our day trip to Milford Sound.

Von Queenstown aus haben wir an unserem 3. Tag einen Tagesausflug zum Milford Sound gemacht und wurden dafür schon früh von unserem Hostel abgeholt.

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Tags: south island, Working in NZ, working holiday, gap year, german, intern, helena, internship, travelling, abel tasman, milford sound
south island, Working in NZ, working holiday, gap year, german, intern, helena, internship, travelling, abel tasman, milford sound
04/2014 {'loc':'auckland','fb':'599569546744764'}

DIARY of a HOBBIT FAN – SOUTH ISLAND

Posted by:Kane Fletcher on 02 Apr 2014Ready to jump off the ledge in Queenstown

Our South Island Journey begins when we leave Picton for the Abel Tasman National Park. It’s not long before we cross the Pelorus Bridge, looking right you can picture the Dwarfs from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, floating down the River in Barrels.

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Tags: driver guide, driver, kane, hobbit, south island, hobbiton, abel tasman, pelorus bridge, west coast, haast pass, franz josef, national park, queenstown, aj hackett bungy, wakatipu, milford sound, fiordland, tekapo, christchurch, mount cook
driver guide, driver, kane, hobbit, south island, hobbiton, abel tasman, pelorus bridge, west coast, haast pass, franz josef, national park, queenstown, aj hackett bungy, wakatipu, milford sound, fiordland, tekapo, christchurch, mount cook
03/2014 {'loc':'auckland','fb':'599569546744764'}

Lake Tekapo

Posted by:Helena Schmidt on 31 Mar 2014Helena’s Lake Tekapo stoppover

Lake Tekapo is one of the new and unique stops on Kiwi Experience and one of the last places I visited on my trip through the South Island.

Lake Tekapo ist einer der neusten und einzigartigen Stops von Kiwi Experience und einer der letzten meines Trips über die Südinsel.

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Tags: south island, Working in NZ, working holiday, gap year, german, intern, helena, internship, travelling, lake tekapo
south island, Working in NZ, working holiday, gap year, german, intern, helena, internship, travelling, lake tekapo
03/2014 {'loc':'auckland','fb':'599569546744764'}

DIARY of a HOBBIT FAN – NORTH ISLAND

Posted by:Kane Fletcher on 27 Mar 2014Hobbiton

Whether you are a die-hard LOTR fan, an obsessed Hobbit follower, or just want to be blown away by the diversity and natural beauty of a place, then New Zealand is for you, this place is amazing. Everywhere you look you could be in Middle Earth.

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Tags: driver guide, driver, kane, hobbit, north island, hobbiton, mt doom, Mt Ngauruhoe, Tongariro Crossing, Mt Ruapehu, Rangitikei River, Wellington, Helms Deep, middle earth, Frodo, White Water Rafting, Gollum, Whakapapa, Hobbits, Taupo, LOTR
driver guide, driver, kane, hobbit, north island, hobbiton, mt doom, Mt Ngauruhoe, Tongariro Crossing, Mt Ruapehu, Rangitikei River, Wellington, Helms Deep, middle earth, Frodo, White Water Rafting, Gollum, Whakapapa, Hobbits, Taupo, LOTR
03/2014 {'loc':'able tasman','fb':'599569546744764'}

My Abel Tasman National Park Kayak Trip

Posted by:Helena Schmidt on 25 Mar 2014Helena’s Abel Tasman kayak trip

On the second day of my Southern Round Up we arrived in Kaiteriteri, a very peaceful and beautiful place. We stayed overnight in a cozy lodge, which is located right on the beach. The next morning we were picked up and driven to the Abel Tasman National Park. It was rather early in the morning, but the weather was already beautifully warm, sunny and there wasn’t a single cloud in the sky!

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Tags: south island, Working in NZ, working holiday, gap year, german, intern, helena, internship, travelling, abel tasman, kaykaing, kayak, national park
south island, Working in NZ, working holiday, gap year, german, intern, helena, internship, travelling, abel tasman, kaykaing, kayak, national park
03/2014 {'loc':'auckland','fb':'599569546744764'}

New Zealand National Parks

Posted by:Chrsita Brajkovich on 19 Mar 2014New Zealand National Parks

One of the best ways to really explore New Zealand is to get out and get amongst our beautiful outdoors on one of the many fantastic full or multi-day hikes throughout any of our 14 National Parks. On Kiwi Experience, you will get the opportunity to visit many of these amazing places

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Tags: national parks, tongariro, abel tasman, nelson lakes, westland tai poutini, mount aspiring, fiordland
national parks, tongariro, abel tasman, nelson lakes, westland tai poutini, mount aspiring, fiordland
03/2014 {'loc':'auckland','fb':'599569546744764'}

Helena’s North Island Highlights

Posted by:Helena Schmidt on 11 Mar 2014Helena’s North Island Highlights

Meine Reise über die Nordinsel war eine unglaublich schöne, spannende und ereignisreiche Woche! Rückblickend kann ich sagen, dass es wahrscheinlich die beste Woche war seitdem ich hier bin. Wir haben so viel unternommen, dass ich hier probiere die besten Erlebnisse nochmal zusammenzufassen.

My trip across the North Island was an incredibly beautiful, exciting and eventful week! Looking back I can say that this was probably the best week since I've been in New Zealand.

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Tags: north island, Working in NZ, working holiday, gap year, german, intern, helena, internship, travelling, taupo, tongariro, hobbiton, glowworms, maori
north island, Working in NZ, working holiday, gap year, german, intern, helena, internship, travelling, taupo, tongariro, hobbiton, glowworms, maori
03/2014 {'loc':'auckland','fb':'599569546744764'}

Interview with Kane, a Kiwi Experience Driver Guide

Posted by:KiwiEx Driver Guide on 10 Mar 2014My Northern Round Up - Kiwi Experience German Intern Helena Schmidt

Kiwi Experience Driver Guides are totally passionate about New Zealand and committed to make every traveller's trip a trip of a lifetime. They are our most valuable asset and what sets Kiwi Experience apart from the competition. Here is an interview with Kane, Kiwi Ex Driver Guide.

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Tags: driver guide, driver, kane
driver guide, driver, kane
02/2014 {'loc':'auckland','fb':'599569546744764'}

My Northern Round Up Part 4: Tamaki cultural evening

Posted by:Helena Schmidt on 28 Feb 2014My Northern Round Up - Kiwi Experience German Intern Helena Schmidt

Ein weiteres sehr beeindruckendes Erlebnis auf meinem Trip ueber die Nordinsel Neuseelands war der Maori Kulturabend im Tamaki Maori Village.

Another very impressive experience on my trip around the North Island of New Zealand was the Maori culture evening in Tamaki Maori Village. We went there after our trip to Hobbiton.

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Tags: Northern Round Up, Working in NZ, working holiday, gap year, german, intern, helena, internship, travelling, tamaki, maori, cultural event, maori village
Northern Round Up, Working in NZ, working holiday, gap year, german, intern, helena, internship, travelling, tamaki, maori, cultural event, maori village
02/2014 {'loc':'auckland','fb':'599569546744764'}

My Northern Round Up Part 3: My Taupo Skydive

Posted by:Helena Schmidt on 24 Feb 2014My Northern Round Up - Kiwi Experience German Intern Helena Schmidt

Das Highlight meines Nothern Round up – Trips war eindeutig der Skydive in Taupo! Ich habe noch nie vorher einen Fallschirmsprung gemacht und habe mich deshalb schon riesig drauf gefreut.

The highlight of my Northern Round Up – trip was definitely the Skydive in Taupo. I’ve never sky dived before, which is why I was really looking forward to doing it.

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Tags: Northern Round Up, Working in NZ, working holiday, gap year, german, intern, helena, internship, travelling, taupo, skydive, adventure
Northern Round Up, Working in NZ, working holiday, gap year, german, intern, helena, internship, travelling, taupo, skydive, adventure
02/2014 {'loc':'auckland','fb':'599569546744764'}

My Northern Round Up Part 2: Hobbiton Movie Set

Posted by:Helena Schmidt on 14 Feb 2014My Northern Round Up - Kiwi Experience German Intern Helena Schmidt

Wenn man als Herr der Ringe Fan in Neuseeland ist, dann ist das Hobbiton Movie Set auf jeden Fall ein Muss.

If you are a Lord of the Rings fan visiting New Zealand, then the Hobbiton Movie Set is definitely a must-see.

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Tags: Northern Round Up, Working in NZ, working holiday, gap year, german, intern, helena, internship, travelling, hobbiton movie set, hobbiton, The Lord of the Rings, LOTR, middle earth
Northern Round Up, Working in NZ, working holiday, gap year, german, intern, helena, internship, travelling, hobbiton movie set, hobbiton, The Lord of the Rings, LOTR, middle earth
02/2014 {'loc':'auckland','fb':'599569546744764'}

My Northern Round Up - Kiwi Experience German Intern Helena Schmidt

Posted by:Helena Schmidt on 10 Feb 2014My Northern Round Up - Kiwi Experience German Intern Helena Schmidt

Follow Kiwi Experience German Intern Helena's journey around New Zealand...

Folge unserer deutschen Kiwi Experience Praktikantin Helena auf ihrer Reise durch Neuseeland...

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Tags: Northern Round Up, Working in NZ, working holiday, gap year, german, intern, helena, internship, travelling, black water rafting, bwr, black abyss, adrenaline, waitomo
Northern Round Up, Working in NZ, working holiday, gap year, german, intern, helena, internship, travelling, black water rafting, bwr, black abyss, adrenaline, waitomo
01/2014 {'loc':'auckland','fb':'599569546744764'}

Introducing Kiwi Experience German Intern - Helena Schmidt

Posted by:Helena Schmidt on 21 Jan 2014

Follow Kiwi Experience German Intern Helena's journey around New Zealand...

Folge unserer deutschen Kiwi Experience Praktikantin Helena auf ihrer Reise durch Neuseeland...

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Tags: Working in NZ, working holiday, gap year, german, intern, helena, internship, travelling
Working in NZ, working holiday, gap year, german, intern, helena, internship, travelling
01/2014 {'loc':'Queenstown','fb':'599569546744764'}

#KiwiEx25Years

Posted by:Kiwi Experience Crew on 08 Jan 2014Daniela's Kiwi Experience trip in 2008

Did you travel with Kiwi Experience, or know someone who did? We’re compiling a special 25th anniversary photo album on Facebook and want YOUR group photos! Ever wondered what happened to that hot Swedish guy or the Scottish girl with the crazy laugh? This could be your way to get back in touch! Share your photos with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with hashtag #KiwiEx25Years.

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Tags: #KiwiEx25Years, 25 years Kiwi Experience, anniversary, Facebook,
#KiwiEx25Years, 25 years Kiwi Experience, anniversary, Facebook,
01/2014 {'fb':'599569546744764'}

Kiwi Experience Travel App

Posted by:Kiwi Experience Crew on 07 Jan 2014

Check out the new FREE Kiwi Experience Travel App - The ultimate guide to your Kiwi Experience around New Zealand. Available for download from iTunes for iphones and on the Google play for Android phones.

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Tags: Travel guide, iPhone App, Android App,
Travel guide, iPhone App, Android App,
12/2013 {'loc':'Lake Tekapo','fb':'599569546744764'}

Kiwi Experience celebrates 25th birthday

Posted by:Kiwi Experience Crew on 23 Dec 2013Kiwi Experience turns 25

2014 sees Kiwi Experience celebrate 25 years of legendary adventures! Now with 25 years of experience we are refreshing our route.

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Tags: 25 years Kiwi Experience, anniversary,Route changes
25 years Kiwi Experience, anniversary,Route changes
12/2013 {'loc':'auckland','fb':'599569546744764'}

Top Travel Tips on Kiwi Experience Bus

Posted by:Kiwi Experience Crew on 12 Dec 2013A attempt to spell Kiwi Jump

​​A few top tips to help you on your trip of a lifetime in New Zealand with Kiwi Experience.

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Tags: Travel Tips, Backpacking NZ,
Travel Tips, Backpacking NZ,
12/2013 {'loc':'matamata','fb':'599569546744764'}

Hobbiton Driver Training Trip

Posted by:Kiwi Experience Driver on 05 Dec 2013Kiwi Ex Driver Training Trip Hobbiton

Kiwi Experience driver trainees journeyed to middle-earth Hobbiton, the home of the Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit movies.

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Tags: The Hobbit, Hobbiton, The Lord of The Rings, Kiwi Ex Drivers, NZ activities, North Island
The Hobbit, Hobbiton, The Lord of The Rings, Kiwi Ex Drivers, NZ activities, North Island
11/2013 {'loc':'auckland','fb':'599569546744764','passId':'21'}

6 times Golden Backpack Award winner!

Posted by:Kiwi Experience Crew on 11 Nov 2013Golden Backpack Award winner 2013

Kiwi Experience has scored a double hat trick at the Golden Backpack Awards for the Best Tour/Transport Operator in New Zealand at the awards gala in Sydney on Friday night.

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Tags: News & Awards, Golden Backpack, TNT
News & Awards, Golden Backpack, TNT
11/2013 {'loc':'auckland','fb':'599569546744764'}

Trip of a Lifetime

Posted by:Kiwi Experience Crew on 06 Nov 2013

Marie Basile and her partner Robin Roumieu are the lucky winners of our Facebook competition with two Funky Chicken passes and the top 10 New Zealand activities.

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Tags: competition, Facebook, backpacking NZ, NZ must-do's, NZ activities
competition, Facebook, backpacking NZ, NZ must-do's, NZ activities
08/2013 {'loc':'whitianga','fb':'599569546744764'}

Working in NZ & Gap Year

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Tags: Working in NZ, working holiday, gap year,
Working in NZ, working holiday, gap year,