oz experience and kiwi experience/greyhound buses
Replies: 23 - Last Post: Sep 12, 2012 1:22 PM Last Post By: fowler9
Aug 14, 2012 12:57 PM
oz experience and kiwi experience/greyhound busesHi all
me and a friend (both 25) are travelling Australia and im heading to New Zealand on my own. I was just wondering if anyone could offer us advice about the best way to travel around. Ive heard good and bad things about both the oz/kiwi experience and greyhound buses and was wondering what was best. My friend has been told that most of the people travelling on the oz experience are aged between 18-21 and we want to meet people more our own age.
Would be great to have some advice.
Aug 14, 2012 1:21 PM
1In NZ, have a look at Magic, Stray, Intercity and Naked Bus. Both Intercity and Naked bus are companies used by locals and are just point to point without stopping at points of interest (unless you're extremely lucky on some routes).
Aug 14, 2012 1:39 PM
Aug 14, 2012 11:54 PM
Aug 15, 2012 6:17 AM
4Greyhound in Australia and Inter City in New Zealand were great. In parts of the south Island of New Zealand the Inter City drivers give a full commentary and stop at points of interest along the way (They actually use Great Sights buses on those routes, Christchurch to Queenstown, Queenstown to Milford Sound and Queenstown to Franz Josef). As for Kiwi Experience we were gutted if we were anywhere and we saw one of their lovely green buses pull up. A hoard of their teenage passengers would be spilled on to the pavement blinking through their hangovers and complaning about how bored they were.They should just have 2 weeks in Skegness and save their parents a fortune.
Aug 15, 2012 8:42 AM
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Aug 15, 2012 1:26 PM
8Have a read of the post about drunk Aussies in Bali. You can be damn sure they're not gap years. And what about Queenstown with the same nationality, same problem!!
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Aug 16, 2012 2:10 AM
12I am British, and I am ashamed to stand by my statement, having seen a lot of kids on holiday, and spent time working with those who thought they were on holiday.
In my five trips to NZ I've seen a lot of the KE, (learnt rapidly to avoid them in hostels but still came across them at walks and sights) and the shrieking and whinging was always in British accents. Cringe.
the question was 'which bus company' hence the response.
Aug 16, 2012 3:23 AM
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