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New Zealand Tours and Bus Passes

One of the best ways to experience New Zealand is on a small group tour. You're guaranteed a professional guide who knows the country well, and you'll get to visit New Zealand's top destinations. With a driver-guide getting you from one place to the next, you can sit back and enjoy the ride and breathtaking views around every corner.

The New Zealand tours listed below range from only a couple days all the way up to a couple weeks. These tours include a professional guide, most meals, accommodation and a selection of activities.

If you're looking for more flexibility in getting around New Zealand, check out our selection of Hop On, Hop Off Backpacker bus passes. These are the perfect way to travel around New Zealand if you’re not wanting to drive yourself, but don't quite want the structure of an all inclusive guided tour. 

What is a Hop On, Hop Off Bus Pass?

A hop on, hop off bus pass allows you to travel on a network of buses that reach New Zealand's top destinations and off the beaten track spots. The buses run on a set itinerary leaving each destination at certain times throughout the week.

Once you start your pass, you have 12 months to use the entire route. Or, you can choose to use it in the minimum time required to complete the route - this ranges from three days through to up to a month. 

You get to "hop off" whenever you wish to spend more time in any of the places the bus travels to, and then you "hop on" the next bus coming through town. Check out our FAQ here

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*Tour or bus pass must be priced at $595 or above to avail of promo. 



Find the right tour for you:







Small Group Tour
9 Day North Island Explorer Tour

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Auckland
Number Of Days: 9

From $1,425



Small Group Tour
New Zealand South Island Snow Tour

Starts In: Christchurch
Finishes In: Christchurch
Number Of Days: 7

From $1,799


$76

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Hop on Hop Off Bus Pass
North Island Bus Pass: 8+ Days

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Auckland
Minimum Number Of Days: 10

From $625



Small Group Tour
16 Day Auckland to Christchurch Explorer Tour

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Christchurch
Number Of Days: 16

From $2,335



Hop on Hop Off Bus Pass
Cape Reinga Bus Pass

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Auckland
Minimum Number Of Days: 3

From $210


$436

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Hop on Hop Off Bus Pass
Auckland to Christchurch Bus Pass: 21 + days

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Christchurch
Minimum Number Of Days: 23

From $1,235


$531

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Hop on Hop Off Bus Pass
Ultimate New Zealand Bus Pass

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Auckland
Minimum Number Of Days: 24

From $1,325



Hop on Hop Off Bus Pass
East Coast Bus Pass

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Auckland
Minimum Number Of Days: 3

From $325



Hop on Hop Off Bus Pass
Deep South Bus Pass

Starts In: Queenstown
Finishes In: Queenstown
Minimum Number Of Days: 3

From $345



Small Group Tour
22 Day Auckland to Christchurch Winter Tour

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Christchurch
Number Of Days: 22

From $3,285



Small Group Tour
3 Day Queenstown Adventure Tour

Starts In: Queenstown
Finishes In: Queenstown
Number Of Days: 3

From $1,650



Small Group Tour
18 Day Auckland to Christchurch Tour

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Christchurch
Number Of Days: 18

From $3,865



Small Group Tour
6 Day North Island Express Tour

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Auckland
Number Of Days: 6

From $1,065



Small Group Tour
25 Day Auckland to Christchurch Winter Tour

Starts In: Queenstown
Finishes In: Queenstown
Number Of Days: 25

From $3,557


$50

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Small Group Tour
7 Day South Island Roadie

Starts In: Christchurch
Finishes In: Christchurch
Number Of Days: 7

From $1,049



Hop on Hop Off Bus Pass
Kiwi Experience Southern Round Up

Starts In: Queenstown
Finishes In: Queenstown
Minimum Number Of Days: 11

From $695



Hop on Hop Off Bus Pass
South of the South Explored Pass

Starts In: Christchurch
Finishes In: Christchurch
Minimum Number Of Days: 10

From $985



Hop on Hop Off Bus Pass
Queenstown to Christchurch Bus Pass

Starts In: Queenstown
Finishes In: Christchurch
Minimum Number Of Days: 6

From $395



Hop on Hop Off Bus Pass
National New Zealand Bus Pass: 24+ days

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Auckland
Minimum Number Of Days: 28

From $1,725



Small Group Tour
Best of New Zealand Tour

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Christchurch
Number Of Days: 15

From $3,199



Small Group Tour
Everywhere New Zealand Winter Tour from Christchurch

Starts In: Christchurch
Finishes In: Christchurch
Number Of Days: 26

From $3,429



Small Group Tour
New Zealand Explorer Tour

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Auckland
Number Of Days: 23

From $4,345



Small Group Tour
21 Day Auckland to Christchurch Tour

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Christchurch
Number Of Days: 21

From $4,185



Small Group Tour
See and Ski New Zealand Tour

Starts In: Queenstown
Finishes In: Queenstown
Number Of Days: 14

From $8,695



Small Group Tour
Choice As 9 Day South Island Tour

Starts In: Christchurch
Finishes In: Christchurch
Number Of Days: 9

From $1,275



Hop on Hop Off Bus Pass
Auckland to Christchurch Express Bus Pass: 18 + Days

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Christchurch
Minimum Number Of Days: 19

From $1,155



Hop on Hop Off Bus Pass
Ultimate South Island Bus Pass

Starts In: Christchurch
Finishes In: Christchurch
Minimum Number Of Days: 15

From $1,035



Hop on Hop Off Bus Pass
National Express Bus Pass: 20+ Days

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Auckland
Minimum Number Of Days: 21

From $1,265



Small Group Tour
4 Day Queenstown Winter Tour

Starts In: Queenstown
Finishes In: Queenstown
Number Of Days: 4

From $1,299



Small Group Tour
North Island 7 Day Adventure Tour

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Wellington
Number Of Days: 7

From $1,399



Hop on Hop Off Bus Pass
South Island Bus Pass from Christchurch

Starts In: Christchurch
Finishes In: Christchurch
Minimum Number Of Days: 8

From $695



Small Group Tour
3 Day Bay of Islands Adventure Tour

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Auckland
Number Of Days: 3

From $465


$411

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Hop on Hop Off Bus Pass
South Island Bus Pass: 12 + Days

Starts In: Christchurch
Finishes In: Christchurch
Minimum Number Of Days: 12

From $775



Small Group Tour
13 Day North Island Tour

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Auckland
Number Of Days: 13

From $1,211



Small Group Tour
7 Day South Island Adventure Tour

Starts In: Christchurch
Finishes In: Christchurch
Number Of Days: 7

From $1,349



Small Group Tour
Active South Island 15 Day Tour

Starts In: Wellington
Finishes In: Wellington
Number Of Days: 15

From $3,099



Small Group Tour
The New Zealand Epic – 24 Day Tour

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Auckland
Number Of Days: 24

From $3,999



Small Group Tour
New Zealand Explorer Tour - Winter

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Auckland
Number Of Days: 27

From $3,693



Small Group Tour
9 Day South Island Explorer Tour

Starts In: Christchurch
Finishes In: Christchurch
Number Of Days: 9

From $2,145



Small Group Tour
10 Day North Island Winter Express Tour

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Auckland
Number Of Days: 10

From $905



Small Group Tour
New Zealand Extreme Adventure Tour

Starts In: Christchurch
Finishes In: Queenstown
Number Of Days: 10

From $5,450



Hop on Hop Off Bus Pass
Auckland to Wellington Bus Pass: 8+ Days

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Wellington
Minimum Number Of Days: 9

From $525



Small Group Tour
Everywhere New Zealand Tour from Christchurch

Starts In: Christchurch
Finishes In: Christchurch
Number Of Days: 21

From $4,035



Hop on Hop Off Bus Pass
North Island Bus Pass: 6+ Days

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Auckland
Minimum Number Of Days: 7

From $495



Hop on Hop Off Bus Pass
Everywhere North Island Bus Pass

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Auckland
Minimum Number Of Days: 15

From $985



Small Group Tour
Everywhere New Zealand Tour from Auckland

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Auckland
Number Of Days: 20

From $3,965



Small Group Tour
3 Day Bay of Islands Winter Adventure Tour

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Auckland
Number Of Days: 3

From $395



Hop on Hop Off Bus Pass
3 Day Catlins, Dunedin & Milford Sound Tour

Starts In: Queenstown
Finishes In: Queenstown
Minimum Number Of Days: 3

From $457



Camping Tour
Picton to Queenstown Camping Tour

Starts In: Picton
Finishes In: Queenstown
Number Of Days: 10

From $2,210



Small Group Tour
15 Day South Island Winter Tour

Starts In: Christchurch
Finishes In: Christchurch
Number Of Days: 15

From $2,648



Small Group Tour
12 Day New Zealand Ski Package

Starts In: Christchurch
Finishes In: Christchurch
Number Of Days: 12

From $2,999



Small Group Tour
14 Day South Island Tour

Starts In: Christchurch
Finishes In: Christchurch
Number Of Days: 14

From $3,115



Small Group Tour
5 Day North of the South Island Tour

Starts In: Christchurch
Finishes In: Christchurch
Number Of Days: 5

From $945



Hop on Hop Off Bus Pass
Bay of Islands Bus Pass

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Auckland
Minimum Number Of Days: 2

From $105


$551

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Hop on Hop Off Bus Pass
Everywhere New Zealand Bus Pass

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Auckland
Minimum Number Of Days: 33

From $1,735



Small Group Tour
10 Day South Island Winter Explorer Tour

Starts In: Christchurch
Finishes In: Christchurch
Number Of Days: 10

From $1,823



Small Group Tour
Everywhere New Zealand Winter Tour from Auckland

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Auckland
Number Of Days: 24

From $3,370



Camping Tour
Auckland to Wellington Camping Tour

Starts In: Auckland
Finishes In: Wellington
Number Of Days: 8

From $1,685