We spent one month travellling both the North and South Island of New Zealand in their summertime, which is in February.

When considering the best way to travel around the country, we were informed by many people that the best way to see the North and South Island was the Kiwi Experience, a hop on and off bus tour offering various package deals depending on what parts of the country you want to visit. Kiwi Experience has been New Zealand’s original adventure bus travel network for over 26 years and considering we’ve only planned to spend a month here, we thought this option would enable us to see the most we possibly could! 


With New Zealand being such an outdoorsy, activities heavy place, we couldn't wait to get involved in as many as we could. The Kiwi bus makes this very easy, handing round 'sign-up' sheets for daily activities and accommodation. The only catch is, we quickly realised we were no longer talking South America prices! Activities are so well planned and great fun but the costs are always very high... so we would recommend downloading the Kiwi Experience iPhone app and having a look at what specific activities you want to do first, to avoid spending all your money on the first few and running out (which is very easily done!) For more detailed information about the Kiwi bus and the pro's and con's we encountered have a read below.

March 29, 2018

Kiwi Experience is New Zealand’s original adventure bus travel network for over 26 years, but there are definitely pro's and cons. Click here for more info.

March 21, 2018

For anyone visiting New Zealand's 'adventure capital' Queenstown, be sure to read this post to make the most out of your trip.

March 17, 2018

This post is about the stunning glacier town of Franz Josef, and the up and coming Wanaka, often labelled as Queenstown's new alternative.

March 16, 2018

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand and one of our favourite stop offs during our time on the Kiwi Experience.

March 4, 2018

River Valley Lodge is the stop off where you go white water rafting - an activity far more thrilling and dangerous than we'd originally imagined.

February 25, 2018

Taupo is where you jump off for the famous Tongariro crossing walk... It's also where we braved the sky dive and went swimming in the icy waters of Lake Taupo.

February 22, 2018

Tubing in glowworm caves, visiting the Hobbiton movie set, and spending a night in a Maori village.

February 17, 2018

This beach is voted by the Lonely Planet as one of the world's top ten beaches and when you arrive you’ll see why.

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Travel advice from girls recently graduated from university in the UK, off to explore the world