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How Does Kiwi Ex Work?

Create your own adventure with our flexible travel network


Kiwi Experience is New Zealand’s leading flexible travel network, providing the ultimate hop-on, hop-off bus adventure tours for over 28 years and counting. Travel with us and get your own personalised itinerary, best price on activities and guaranteed accommodation, plus NZ’s iconic spots and heaps of low cost and free stuff to do along the way! The most fun and flexible way to travel NZ.



Also known as hop-on hop-off, flexible travel means there is no set-in-stone itinerary. If you want to hop off for a few days in a certain destination, simply hop off, then hop back on when you want! Basically, it allows you to personalise your trip to suit you and spend as much time as you want in each destination.

Simply call or email our reservations team and book yourself back on a bus when you’re ready to leave, easy as. 



1. Buy your Kiwi Experience flexible bus pass.

2. Book in your start date with the friendly crew, either phone or email is fine!

3. Let us help you plan your own personalised itinerary.

4. Jump on board the Big Green Bus.

5. Book your accommodation and activities daily as you travel around New Zealand.

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Once you’re on the bus, you have guaranteed accommodation for the first nights stay in each new location along your bus pass itinerary. In some locations the bus stays two or three nights, your accommodation will be guaranteed on these nights too. If you are travelling on the minimum time you don’t need to book in advance, your driver guide will take care of this for you each day on the bus. If you do plan to stay anywhere longer than the minimum time, we recommend you contact the hostel we stay at in advance and secure those extra nights (especially during summer when New Zealand is super busy!). All accommodation costs are additional to your bus pass.



We have lots of mates! As soon as you’re on board the bus, you will get best price guarantee on all activities along the route. Your driver guide will book your activities for you on the bus each day so you can decide what tickles your fancy in each location. In the peak of summer, New Zealand activities are hugely popular and we promise you a spot in the line!



Planning your Kiwi Experience adventure is the best way to ensure you get the most out of our flexible travel network. If you have an idea of what you want to tick off your bucket list, you will be able to choose the right bus pass to suit you, it will also give you an idea of where you may like to hop off the bus and spend a little extra time. Once you know where you want to hop off the bus, one of our trip planning experts can help you plan your own personalised itinerary. Hot spots to hop off the bus and chill a few nights are; Wellington, Rotorua, Abel Tasman National Park, and of course, Queenstown! Simply get in touch with our reservations crew once you have booked and let’s plan your trip!



If you have questions how to budget for your trip, the activities we offer or simply wondering what types of travellers you’ll meet on the bus, check out the below videos.




Bought your pass and ready to travel on Kiwi Experience? 

Download the Kiwi Experience FREE New Zealand Travel Guide. All the information you need to enjoy your Kiwi Experience. 

Features include:

  • Route map of Kiwi Experience bus passes
  • Information about every destination Kiwi Experience travels to
  • Must-do activities and free stuff along your journey
  • Photos, descriptions and prices for all accommodation and activities 

To download, either scan the QR code or use below links:

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