All about the The North to South New Zealand Pass

We take you from Auckland to Christchurch to surf Raglan, hike the Tongariro Crossing and venture through all the excitement of Queenstown with the option to Hop Off anywhere and stay as long a you please. See all of New Zealand... without the Far North or Far South. This bus pass starts in Auckland and finishes in Christchurch and is a great time-efficient way to see most of New Zealand if you have a few weeks. 

Highlights on this pass include staying at a wilderness lodge in the bush at Raglan – overlooking New Zealand’s premier surf beach, seeing glow-worms and do some amazing caving at Waitomo Caves, stopping in at Rotorua to experience (smell) the geothermal activity and do extreme white water rafting, staying next to NZ’s largest lake - Lake Taupo (great for skydiving), Tongariro National Park (home to the 'Lord of the Rings' volcanoes and NZ’s best one day walk the ‘Tongariro Alpine Crossing’)

Experience the remote and rugged West Coast visit the majestic Franz Josef glacier with a free day to hike and explore it. Stay at base of NZ's highest mountain Aoraki/Mt Cook and stop at the high country sheep station in Lord of the Rings scenery at Rangitata. So much to see in just 4 weeks in New Zealand.

The North to South New Zealand Pass Itinerary - 22-28 days

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We recommend at least 4 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 North Island to South Island Hop on Hop off pass is your New Zealand bus transport – Travel in comfort in our enabled 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.

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Departure information


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

Minimum days: 22-28 Days 
Recommended days: 32


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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.

Non-travel days vary depending on departure day

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