You can start and finish in Auckland, Christchurch or any other place around the circuit. You need about 4 weeks and it's an excellent way to really get to see and experience all of what NZ has to offer - the North of the North to the deep South! As always the longer you have the better so you can get off at your favourite places for a few more days (or weeks!).
These hop on hop off tours of New Zealand start in Auckland.
Find freedom to explore at your own pace with Hop-on Hop off buses. 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.
You'll need a few weeks to make the most of it. Start where you like and finish where you started. Most passengers start in Auckland for this fun adventure around New Zealand.
This pass allows you start in Auckland and finish in Christchurch to avoid any backtracking but still allowing you to see most of New Zealand if you have at least three weeks.
Find the freedom to explore the North Island at your own pace on the Jill pass.
This is the perfect pass for those wanting to get out of Auckland and head out to the Bay Of Islands on a 2 day trip. Even better is to get off in Paihia for a few days to fully experience this region and then return to Auckland. If you only take 2 days you'll still have time to see huge kauri trees, snorkel at a marine reserve and go to a native bird recovery centre.