Is the Kiwi Experience right for you? Are the rumours about the Big Green Bus true? Is it good for couples? Read this in-depth review of our Kiwi Experience trip if you want to find out what it's all about.
Hidden valleys, ancient landscape, untouched wilderness... Fiordland has it all. And the crowning jewel... Milford Sound.
From escape rooms to canyon swings, pub crawls to mountain treks... Queenstown has stolen our hearts and we don't want them back. We want to stay here forever.
The first stop on the South Island did not disappoint! Abel Tasman National Park is stunning, the only regret is that we didn't get to see more of it.
Exploring the Backpacker-central towns of Rotorua and Taupo, finding plenty to do and see... hiking the Tongariro Crossing, luging down a mountain, and, when all else fails, mini golf.
An evening of culture at Tamaki Maori Village... a hangi feast, learning the haka and singing the Maori alphabet. One of our best experiences so far.
Leg two of the Kiwi Experience! Digging our own hot pools in the beach, tubing through glow-worm caves, and exploring the Shire.
The first leg of the Kiwi Experience took us up to the Bay os Islands and Cape Reinga, the winterless north. A place of Maori legends, ancient Kauri forests and beautiful coastlines.
It was time to get on our first Kiwi Experience bus – the big green backpacker bus that’ll be taking us round New Zealand for the next 5 or 6 weeks. We didn’t know what to expect to be honest, as we’d heard all sorts… it’s the party bus, the “big green f*ck-bus”… not the best reputation... I think it’s fair to say we were very curious about what it was actually going to be like...