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Flexible Fully Guided New Zealand Bus Pass - South Island Loop & Milford Sound

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Allowing you to see the South Island of New Zealand in a cost friendly and flexible way. This Hop-On Hop-Off flexible bus pass allows you to take your time and see all that the South Island offers! Join in with our friendly driver guide who will show you around, offering activities and some incredible accommodation options that can all be booked in on the bus along the way.  

Depart from Christchurch ( main pick-up point YMCA Christchurch 7:15am) and head in a loop around the South Island taking a minimum of 11 days to complete, or up to 365 days if you'd like! This guided tour lets you relax and see all that the South Island of New Zealand has to offer whilst we do the work for you!  
• Fully guided flexible tour allowing you to choose what you want to do 
• Meet mates from all around the world
• Largest and original hop-on hop-off NZ travel network

What You'll Get

CHIRSTCHURCH - KAIKOURA Depart Christchurch bright and early, arrive in Kaikoura in time to go whale watching, or swim with dolphins. Spend the evening chilling on the beach, sampling some of the best seafood in New Zealand. KAIKOURA - ABEL TASMAN Head north and take in the last of the dramatic Kaikoura coastline. It’s a spectacular drive and we stop for a close look at the seals that lay about on the rocks. ABEL TASMAN - WESTPORT Spend the morning kayaking out to Split Apple Rock and along the golden bays near Kaiteriteri, looking out for the local marine wildlife. This afternoon stop at the Nelson Lakes to get your legendary wharf jumping shot, before hitting surf town Westport. WESTPORT - LAKE MAHINAPUA Journey down spectacular State Highway 6, that stretches 435 kilometres along the rugged Tasman shoreline. Highlights include the Cape Foulwind seal colony walk, rugged beaches, and the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks. LAKE MAHINAPUA - FRANZ JOSEF Continue along the beautiful West Coast of New Zealand through forests and past the towering Southern Alps to glacier country and Franz Josef. FREE DAY Take a free day to experience the unbelievable views of the glacier and Alps with hikes, scenic helicopter flights and skydiving. FRANZ JOSEF - WANAKA Start out early to catch the perfect mirror reflection of Mt Cook and the Southern Alps on Lake Matheson. Then into Mount Aspiring National Park, arriving into the awe-inspiring Wanaka. WANAKA - QUEENSTOWN Get your brain working at Puzzling World and its on to the world’s first commercial bungy site - the Kawarau Bridge. On arrival in Queenstown head down to the spectacular waterfront before it’s out on the town exploring Queenstown’s nightlife with all the crew! MILFORD SOUND DAY TRIP Recently ranked as the world's most beautiful place, Milford Sound is a must-do for those visiting New Zealand's South Island. The Milford Explorer departs Queenstown and stops at the picturesque Te Anau township on the lake before heading through the Homer Tunnel into Milford Sound. Once there, you will go on an unforgettable one and a half hour boat cruise through the Milford Sound exploring soaring peaks, towering waterfalls and New Zealand nature at its best.  QUEENSTOWN - LAKE TEKAPO Head through the Lindis Pass and get your cameras ready because this is ‘Lord of the Rings’ territory. Stop to admire Mt Cook at Lake Pukaki, then through to Lake Tekapo with its snow-capped Alps and clear starry skies. LAKE TEKAPO - CHRISTCHURCH  A straight run into Christchurch, our largest city in the South Island and the 3rd largest in New Zealand. 

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guaranteed Accommodation (Paid for on arrival at accommodation)
  • Guaranteed bookings on activities (Activities not included in price, can be booked on bus with driver guide)
  • Daily walks and photo stops
  • Daily cafe/supermarket breaks

  • Food and drinks
  • Accommodation (can be booked on the bus with the driver guide daily at an extra cost)
  • Activities (can be booked on the bus with the driver guide daily at an extra cost)

Departure Point
• YMCA Christchurch 7:15am

Departure Time
Main Pick-up point- Christchurch: YMCA Christchurch  7:15am Other Pick-up points:  Jailhouse Backpackers 7:10am Bus Stop at 241 Bealey Avenue 7:30am Bus Stop at 317 Gloucester Street 7:35am *Each overnight location has a different departure time. Your driver guide will inform you of the time each day.

11 to 365 days

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Kiwi Experience in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.