Northern Highlights Bus Pass, New Zealand
If you do not have much time in New Zealand and only have time for the North Island, then this hop on hop off bus pass lets you see the very best of the North, including the beautiful Hot Water Beach and the lake side town of Taupo also check out huge geysers at Rotorua and much more!
Duration: MINIMUM 10 DAYS (AVERAGE 12 DAYS)
- Bus Pass
- Some activities
- Guidance on booking hostels
What's not included?
- Accommodation - This can be booked on bus at time or perked in peak season
Auckland - Hot Water Beach
Leave the bright lights of Auckland and spend the day Kayaking or walking in and around Cathedral Cove… Cameras at the ready! Then soak yourself in the natural springs of Hot Water Beach!
Hot Water Beach - Waitomo
We shall check out NZ’s gold mining history… Then spot the glowworms in the famous underwater caves of Waitomo
Waitomo - Rotorua
The Ruakuri bush walk will be your last chance to explore Waitomo, before heading to Rotorua, The Maaori capital of New Zealand.
Rotorua - Taupo
Taupo - A popular backpacker destination, with New Zealand’s biggest lake and plenty to keep you occupied! The first activity of the day is exploring the geothermal reserve of Te Puia, with New Zealand’s largest geyser!
Taupo - (Extra Day)
There is so much to do in Taupo, so why not stay an extra day! If you’re short on time, you can always skip this extra day, timetable allowing, and get to the next stop sooner.
Taupo River Valley
We will visit the stunning Tongariro National Park to enjoy a walk before arriving ar River Valley Adventure Lodge later today.
River Valley - Wellington
Wellington! What an awesome place, trendy bars, cultural cafes and an epic beach too. Enjoy!
Wellington - Taupo
Your dive today has beautiful lakes and rivers and the landscape has a real feel of the Lord of the Rings!
Taupo to Auckland (Via Rotorua)
Hop-off in Rotorua, or head onwards to the ‘City of Sails’
How does it work?
Buy the pass with us. A week or so before you want the pas to start call the number on your information pack to book your first journey, for example from Auckland to Hot Water Beach. From then you can book all your journeys if you are very organised or just book your journeys as you go. If you like a place you can stay and just jump on another bus in a few days time. A timetable will be given in your information pack. Your friendly bus driver can organise accommodation for you en-route to the next destination whilst driving, there will be a choice of hostels and you can pay on arrival. Simple as that!
Please call the number below if you have any questions or if you would like to book!
"I came travelling on my own so I found that this bus pass made it easy for me to meet people, I ended up travelling most of the South Island with them! Great fun too!" Roz Money
"Love love love Kiwi Bus Pass, so much fun and the Milford Sounds cruise was incredible. Very easy to use, bus driver was fun and very knowledgable on all things New Zealand. She took care of booking the hostels whilst on the bus, she just called up before we got there, so we did not really have to think about that side of it, we just paid on arrival, definitely recommend. I was on my own too so was a great way of meeting new people." Jerry Willi
"Had an amazing time, South Island is such a beautiful place, did not want to leave! Especially loved Queenstown! Bus was fun, I would recommend doing a longer trip than the recommended 11 days, as you may feel rather rushed" Rose
"One word - Wicked" Gary P