The Entire North Island Flexible Pass - Auckland to Wellington Return

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Stray Travel Shop to Auckland City, early evening (can vary depending on road conditions)

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This pass is valid for travel from October 2018 See more, do more and go further off the beaten track on our adventurous hop-on hop-off guided travel network!  A Hop-on Hop-off Travel Pass is a great way to see New Zealand, access stunning destinations, meet like-minded travelers, get great recommendations from your Driver Guide and best of all have total flexibility to hop-on or hop-off where ever you like along the route. This pass can be completed in 13-18 days, but is valid for 12 months so you can spend as long as you like any destination along the way.  Accommodation and activities are bookable via your Driver Guide day by day which means there is no need to book anything in advance.
Auckland to PaihiaDepart northbound for the relaxed seaside town of Paihia. We stop en-route at the Parry Kauri Forest Park to hug some of the world’s mightiest trees, the native kauri.Paihia to Cape Reinga to PaihiaOur destination today is Cape Reinga, where the Tasman and Pacific Oceans clash at the northernmost point of the country. The trip includes a walk in a kauri forest and sand boarding.Paihia to AucklandSpend the morning at your leisure or take this opportunity to hike to the Haruru Falls or hang out on the beach. Then we jump back on board the Stray bus, destined for Auckland.Auckland to Hahei Depart Auckland for Hahei, renowned for its natural beauty and pristine swimming beach. If the tide is in our favour, you'll go to the unique Hot Water Beach where you can dig your own personal spa pool in the sand!Hahei Relax on the beach or take a scenic walk or kayak to the nearby Cathedral Cove. If you prefer water sports go scuba diving, snorkelling or take a glass bottom boat tour.Hahei to RotoruaWe leave Hahei early travelling through the Waikato region. You have the opportunity to visit the famous Hobbiton or continue on to Rotorua where there are plenty of other activities on offer. The Hobbiton goers will return early evening.RotoruaDiscover an area rich in Maori heritage, adventure activities and bubbling geothermal wonders. Visit the Waitomo Caves or go for some whitewater rafting or zorbing.Rotorua to Lake AniwhenuaDepart to Lake Aniwhenua. Here you'll learn about Maori culture and learn how to cook a traditional ‘Hangi’ dinner!Lake Aniwhenua to WhakahoroDepart to drop lunch packs off at a nearby school as part of an inspiring community project On to Taupo to visit Huka Falls and then we head to Whakahoro. We stay at Blue Duck Station, a conservation farm.Whakahoro Today is yours to fully explore! Go on a 4WD bush safari, horseback riding, kayaking or walk to the Kaiwhakauka waterfall. Whakahoro to Raetihi Today you get the chance to hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, considered one of the top walks in the world. This walk will take you across a rocky plateau with Mars-like vistas, dramatic volcanic peaks and turquoise lakes.Tonight we stay in an historic Nurses Home in Raetihi. Raetihi to WellingtonToday is mostly an express day to get to Wellington. The afternoon is yours to explore the sights, Oriental Parade or viewing the excellent exhibits on display at Te Papa National Museum. Wellington to Auckland (via Raetihi) Today is an express journey from Wellington to Auckland. We stop in Raetihi and National Park on the way.

What’s included

  • Fun and knowledgeable driver/guide
  • Total flexibility to hop-on and hop-off across the circuit (for up to 12months)
  • Access to 'off the beaten track' destinations and national parks
  • Transport on modern, comfortable air-conditioned coach
  • A bed reserved for you at every overnight destination (pay on arrival day by day)
  • A wide selection of free and paid activities
  • Accommodation as per itinerary

What’s not included

  • Accommodation (A dorm bed is reserved at each overnight destination, passengers pay directly to the accommodation day by day)
  • Activities (a range of activities can be arranged at each destination, with the assistance of your guide. Pay directly to the operator on arrival)
  • Food and drinks