WHAT IS KIWI EXPERIENCE?
Kiwi Experience is a hop-on, hop-off bus - meaning you can get out whenever you want and get back in whenever you want. The ticket is valid for a full 12 months, so you have the option to extend your trip spontaneously flexible if you come to a place from which you just do not want to leave! Of course, if your time is tight, you can do the entire trip on a single bus. We will show you the most beautiful areas of the country, with overnight stays on beautiful beaches, a legendary adventure lodge and the Abel Tasman National Park. In addition, you have accommodation in the cities Rotorua, Taupo, Christchurch and many more. With Kiwi Experience you will experience the most exciting corners of New Zealand - all the "must-sees" you know from the guidebook and of course some hidden and well-kept insider tips!
The good thing about Kiwi Experience is that you will meet many nice and interesting people during your trip. People of all nationalities and ages use Kiwi Experience to enjoy New Zealand's captivating nature as well as fun, adventure, culture and above all, independence. Join our bus and become a member of our whanau, our family! You will always feel safe and welcome on your trip to New Zealand, you can count on that!
The minimum age is 18, so most of our guests are between 18 and 40 years old. No matter what age you are, New Zealand's very special and diverse nature combined with our wide range of exciting activities offers something for every taste and lets you experience an unforgettable journey!
You want to spend a quiet, comfortable evening, discover something new or do something spontaneously with other travelers? Our drivers are also guides and can tell you exactly what you can look at and do. Even if you might be considering coming alone, you will never actually be alone. New Zealand is super friendly and ideal for solo travellers who want to meet some new cultures.
MORE BENEFITS OF KIWI EXPERIENCE
When you travel on a Kiwi Experience bus tour you also have guaranteed accommodation for the first night of your stay at all the destinations on your tour. This is a great benefit during the busy summer months in New Zealand but also year round.
We have a great program for volunteers: "Green not mean" (literally translated as "green, not mean"). Help us reforest the unique area on the west coast of the South Island in Punakaiki! You plant trees, collect seeds and support our precious environment - all in the context of your Kiwi Experience.
Kiwi Experience also has plenty of free offerings, such as a walk through New Zealand's oldest forests, where you can spot wildlife, or sand boarding at Cape Reinga. With us you will also get to know the unique New Zealand culture. Especially recommended is our evening in Tamaki Maori Village, where you can experience the old traditions of the Maori up close!
Of course, a little English cannot hurt if you visit New Zealand. People come to us from all parts of the world who speak different languages. The important thing is that you are ready to have fun and meet new people. In any case, our drivers will make sure that you feel comfortable everywhere with nice people and enjoy your adventure all around!
YOUR BUS DRIVER, TRAVEL LEADER AND MORE ...
DJ, teacher, mom and all-round helper for backpackers. With their multi-tasking skills, our dependable Driver Guides are both bus drivers and guides for you on your journey through enchanting New Zealand.
They pick you up, take you safely everywhere, provide entertainment and informative commentary, play your favorite personal song, are trusted travel consultants whenever you need them, book accommodation and activities for you to sit back and enjoy your trip.
If someone claims to be New Zealand's travel expert, it's these guys!
Your Driver Guide will help you choose what to do, when to do it and where to do it! - Be it sleeping, jumping in or out of something, wandering through the wilderness or getting a delicious meal for the evening. You have total independence, but you can rely 100% on your help when you need it.
They even have something up your sleeve for rainy days to make sure you'll have an unforgettable experience regardless of the weather!
WHAT TICKET SHOULD YOU BUY?
If you already know which passport suits you best, click NZ Travel Passes. If you are not sure yet, go to the interactive map and let yourself be inspired! There are a number of different passes ranging from up to a week to over twenty one days of travel. Depending on how much time you have and where you want to go, there is a pass to suit everyone’s requirements.
If you are still unsure about everything, feel free to contact us via the Contact page. Tell us your interests and wishes, and we will find exactly what you are looking for!
We are happy to help you find the perfect trip for you, so you can experience the adventure of your life with us!