All about the The Short North Bus Pass

Want to concentrate on the North Island? The "Short North" is ideal for you – whether you have 2 weeks or 12 months, as it includes almost all of the North Island, with the exception of the Bay of Islands.

This pass also includes travel down to New Zealand's capital city - Wellington. You'll get to experience the beachside town of Raglan, the volcanoes of the Central Plateau, Rotorua, Taupo and more on this flexible hop on hop off bus pass.

Highlights include chill out on the beach or learn to surf in Raglan, New Zealand's epic little surf town, experience Maori culture on an exclusive overnight stop at a Marae, get way off the beaten track at the Blue Duck Station, an incredible spot on the edge of the Wanganui National Park, check out the North Island's top spots of Rotorua and Taupo, experience the culture and coffee of New Zealand's capital city, Wellington.

Our knowledgable guides will help get you around the country and tell you everything you need to know about New Zealand.

The Short North Bus Pass Itinerary - 10 days

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We recommend at least 2 weeks to get the most out of your trip and to allow some time to hop-off and explore your favourite destinations for longer. Included in this New Zealand Hop on Hop off pass is your bus transport – Travel in comfort on our private buses. Driver-guide - Far more than just a driver, your tour guide is an invaluable source of local knowledge and will assist you with booking activities and accommodation on your behalf. Plus reserved accommodation – Have a bed reserved for you at every Stray overnight stop. Book through your Driver and pay-as-you-go directly to the accommodation.

The Short North Bus Pass Price information
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Tour code: JILL
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Departure information


Tuesdays, Wednesdays (Summer only), Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from Auckland

Minimum days: 10 
Recommended days: 14


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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour

Travel pass which covers the entire Stray route - Stray is NOT an A to B bus service- Stray makes stops along the way to show you amazing things, like a beautiful waterfall, short scenic walk, local food tasting or breathtaking views
Ultimate travel flexibility – your pass is valid for up to 12 months from your first day of travel, so hop on and off as many times as you like
Driver Guide to provide invaluable knowledge, support, and local insight and to assist with booking accommodation and activities at every destination (pay-as-you-go) - your first night's accommodation at each stop is always guaranteed.
Comfortable wifi-enabled transport on Stray's private buses

Non-travel days vary depending on departure day

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