Beach Hopper

Beach Hopper

The Beach Hopper pass is an action packed three days taking in caves, lakes, waterfalls, and two of New Zealand's most beautiful beaches, on opposite sides of the coastline - showcasing New Zealand's spectacular nature. If surfing, hiking, stand up paddle boarding, intrepid caving or just long walks on the beach is your thing, you'll want to hop on the Beach Hopper.

The Beach Hopper can be booked on its own, or added to selected National or North Island passes.


  • Go deep underground and explore a vast cave network lit by glowworms at Waitomo Caves.
  • See an impressive 55m waterfall cascading through native bush, falls so beautiful they're called Bridal Veil Falls.
  • Watch a West Coast sunset from Inspiration Point
  • Take a surf lesson on New Zealand's most famous, black sand surf beach in Raglan. 
  • Spend time swimming and sunbathing
  • Hike up to the top of Mount Maunganui for epic views over the Bay of Plenty.

What's Included

  • Knowledgable driver-guide who will help get you around the country and tell you everything you need to know about New Zealand. 
  • Accommodation guaranteed along the route, no need to book in advance (extra cost). More details here
  • Questions? Check out our FAQ or Contact Us

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Number of Days 3

Starts: Auckland Finishes: Auckland

Tour Type: Hop on Hop Off Bus Pass


October 05, 2018 - April 29, 2019: Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
January 01, 2019 - January 22, 2019: Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
January 23, 2019 - February 28, 2019: Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
March 01, 2019 - April 30, 2019: Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Tour Itinerary EXPAND ALL

Departing early from Rotorua, our first stop of the day is Waitomo, where the main attraction is underground! Don’t miss out on the opportunity for a seriously cool caving adventure that will have you wading, climbing, abseiling and tubing through Waitomo’s magnificent cave network. Next, we will set off on a little adventure to Bridal Veil Falls, where a short walk through beautiful native bush leads to the impressive 55m cascading waterfall, before arriving at our overnight accommodation in Raglan. Spend your evening watching the surfers from the beach, enjoying a bush walk or watching the sunset from the aptly named Inspiration Point. Chill out or go hard in this cool surf town – it’s totally up to you!


Eco-lodge near the beach set in native bush


Free activities: Bridal Veil falls, bush walk around Mt Karioi, beach walk, glow-worm spotting in the bush, watch the West Coast sunset from Inspiration Point

Optional Paid activities: Waitomo caving or a glow-worm tour, sunset cruise (summer only)

There’s no better place to learn to surf than Raglan’s legendary left-hand surf break, so we recommend making the most of your opportunity to take a class this morning! If surfing isn’t for you, then you can cheer your mates on from the beach or go for a walk around the local area. Around midday, we’ll express to Mount Maunganui, located in the magnificent Bay of Plenty region, where you will have the afternoon free to relax, explore the local area, hire a stand-up-paddle board or even test out your new surf skills! Make sure to soak up the laid-back, surfer vibes downtown this evening or just kick back on the beach under the stars.


Downtown surf hostel near the beach


Free activities: Mt Maunganui base track, Moturiki island walk, relax on the beach

Optional paid activities: Surf lessons, SUP/kayak hire

Get ready for an action-packed day! Seize the morning with a sunrise hike up Mount Maunganui where you’ll be able to see the entire Western Bay of Plenty and admire the white sand coastline.  We’ll hop back on the bus afterwards, stopping to enjoy some epic sights along the way – including a stunning waterfall and blue lake. You’ll be able to snap some Insta-worthy photos from the viewpoints, get up close and personal with nature and even take a dip in the clear waters during the warmer months before arriving back in Rotorua.


Comfortable central city hostel


Mount Maunganui hike, walk to the waterfall, walk around the lake

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