Where will you be sleeping tomorrow night? Travel with Kiwi Experience and it could be a remote adventure lodge, a historic West Coast pub with its own secluded beach a real Kiwi holiday park next to one of the world's best beaches (according to Lonely Planet). Rather than sticking just to New Zealand backpackers and hostels, we take you to ‘out there’ places where you can get amongst the locals and experience Kiwi hospitality at its best.
Finding somewhere great to stay is never a problem with us and neither is booking it. We can guarantee your first nights accommodation at every overnight stop even in the height of summer, and our Driver Guides can even book it for you. Too easy! Did we mention the accommodation discounts?
After 18 years in the game we reckon we know where all the great New Zealand backpackers and hostels are. Travel with Kiwi Experience and you’ll get to stay in some awesome places that you wouldn’t find by yourself. Here are a few examples of the kinds of places you’ll only see with us:
Hot Water Beach Holiday Park, Coromandel Peninsula
Hot Water Beach Holiday Park is your typical Kiwi holiday park set beside native bush and only a short walk from Hot Water Beach, rated by Lonely Planet as one of the top ten beaches in the world. With fantastic purpose-built cabins for Kiwi Experience passengers, Hot Water Beach Holiday Park is a great place to get to know your fellow passengers and to mix it up with holidaying Kiwis in this popular spot.
River Valley Adventure Lodge, Taihape
River Valley is an adventure lodge, offering outdoor adventures and activities including rafting, horse trekking, river journeys, kayaking, and the River Valley Spa complex. It’s a combination of everything - adventure, atmosphere, fun, great food, beautiful surroundings and friendly staff. Get outside, explore, take part, immerse yourself in the surroundings and enjoy the River Valley culture.
A legendary West Coast pub with 83 year old Les as your host. This is definitely an experience you will remember when you’re as old as Les and no doubt stories from the dress up party, group dinner, glow-worm walks and wild Mahinapua beach will become an essential part of your ‘when I was in New Zealand’ story. An experience only Kiwi Experience passengers will have.
Great New Zealand backpackers & hostels
In addition to the unique accommodation above Kiwi Experience also stops at more popular (and populated) towns and cities. Here we recommend some of the best New Zealand backpackers and hostels the country has to offer. With the entire bus getting along great guns all the passengers usually decide to stay together at the same place. However, you’re always more than welcome to stay somewhere else and our Driver Guides can help you with this.
Kiwi Experience has guaranteed accommodation in every overnight stop every time we go there. This means that even when the rest of the world seems to be travelling through New Zealand, we can still guarantee every backpacker and traveller who travels with us a bed. That’s pretty important since you’ll need to be well rested for tomorrow, where there’ll be heaps of great experiences ahead.
When you travel with Kiwi Experience you can book accommodation yourself or sit back and relax as your Driver Guide rings ahead and does it for you.
To put the icing on the cake, your fantastic New Zealand backpackers hostel - and guarenteed bed - also usually come with a discount on top. If you're lucky there will probably also be a cheap meal deal on offer too with some local produce or latest catch from the sea.