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8 reasons why travelling by bus is the best way to see New Zealand

So, you’ve journeyed to the other side of the world and saved up a small fortune for your trip. You’re desperate to explore the full 990 mile length of New Zealand, but you can’t drive and you want as little faff and as much adventure as possible. Well my friend, a Hop-on Hop-off bus is for you. Here are our top reasons for travelling New Zealand by Hop-on Hop-off buses.

1. Stress free

There is no need worry about traffic or getting lost, as someone else is doing the driving. It’s completely hassle free. Meaning you can admire the changing landscape, which New Zealand is so famous for, all from the comfort of your window seat.

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2. Insta ready

Spot the perfect setting for an Instagram snap or a selfie? No problem! The Hop-on Hop-off bus drivers are always happy to make a quick photo stop to help you keep your (many) followers updated and feeling extremely jealous. That’s what it’s for, right?

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3. Practical

Worried about how you’re going to find your hostel in a town you’ve never been to? No worries, a Hop-on Hop-off bus will drop you right at the door of your hostel or at a very central point in town.

4. New travel buddies

Flying solo? This network of buses is a great way to meet other solo or group travellers that you can travel on with. Then, if you’re feeling popular, you can jump off and onto a later bus for a whole group more of new travel buddies! Winner.

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5. Flexible

Don’t want to be pinned down to anyone’s schedule? Or maybe you just want to stay a little longer in Queenstown? Bus travel is designed for even the most laid-back of travellers. Once you are ready to move onto the next stop, you can login via your bus pass and book your seat.

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6. Sleeeep

It’s a tough life all this travelling malarkey and it’s more tiring than you think. There is so much to pack in – from glacier hikes, bungy jumps, canyon swings and a whole heap more. You can sleep to your heart’s content on the bus, meaning you get to save your energy for the important stuff, like this!

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7. Local tips and tricks

Have you got serious fear of missing out? Want to discover those hidden gems off the beaten track? The Hop-on Hop-off bus driver are a treasure trove of information and places that fly under the radar. After all, there is no one better person to show you the most beautiful parts of New Zealand than a local.

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8. Fit it ALL in

Hop-on Hop-off bus extraordinaire, Kiwi Experience, have a whole range of itineraries to pick and choose from for your trip to New Zealand. So what are you waiting for?! Go check it out now and get booking that dream trip around the North and South Islands. Don’t mind us, we’re gonna sit here and daydream…