There are three categories of tours to choose from on the Real Kiwi Adventures website:

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These tours have accommodated overnight stays - there's no camping. You will stay in backpacker hostel accommodation and exclusive lodge accommodation.  On summer itineraries meals are included. Winter itineraries meals aren't included.  You cannot hop off the tour and then get back on.

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The obvious difference is these tours mainly camp where ever they stay overnight. There are also cabins on many nights. The vehicle carries all the camping equipment.

Many meals are included in the tour price.

A major feature of the tours is the time allocated to cycling most days. You can bring your own bike or hire a bike for the length of the tour.

You cannot hop off the tour and hop back on later.

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Hop On Hop Off

These are most flexible types of tours. You can choose to get off the bus and back on at a later date anywhere on the route. There are at least three departures a week so you can spend extra time in places you might want to explore a little more.

Meals are not included in the tour price.

Accommodation is not included in the tour price. The guide will assist you in booking accommodation at overnight stops. You will pay the accommodation providers directly.

Tours to get you there

Visit some stunning New Zealand beaches

The Maximus Pass

Jump on the bus and discover the real New Zealand, with (almost) everything you could wish for! From the Far North to the very Far South.

Bike rides along amazing landscapes

9 Day Southern Light Christchurch to Queenstown Tour

Explore the lesser known spots that other tour groups don't visit. Whether it's a secret glow-worm walk at night, a lush rainforest-fringed pool for a dip, a bike ride along deserted roads hugging the coast or a local cafe that serves quite possibly the best muffins in New Zealand.

Explore more of NZ’s best National Parks

28 Day Ultimate Explorer Auckland to Auckland Tour

Quite possibly the best thing you can do in New Zealand. Grab life with both hands on this in depth, all-points covered action and adventure wilderness experience. This trip guarantees to show you the best of the North and South Island and the experience of a lifetime. .

Stop in at Rotorua to experience (smell) the geothermal activity and do extreme white water rafting.

The Moe Pass

Let us take you from Auckland to Christchurch in style! Discover the real New Zealand and get off the beaten track in both North and South Islands.

Bay of Island’s wildlife boat trip

The Jack Pass

This pass is perfect for those travellers with a few days to escape from Auckland - or for those who want to add on the Bay of Islands to other passes.