The legendary backpacker bus is a fun and flexible way to get the best out of New Zealand while still having the freedom to explore at your own pace.
Backpacker buses let you hop on and off at different locations, and to change your plans if you decide to make new ones with some of the awesome mates you’ve met along the way. Plus, travelling with a group means you’ve always got someone to share an adventure with (or a few pints).
When deciding which bus company to use, the best place to start is with the locations you want to visit. This will allow you to choose the coach travel company that offers the best itinerary or route for the experiences you want to have. Also, some hop-on, hop-off bus companies offer help booking accommodation and activities at each stop. If this is something you want, be sure to enquire after this service with your selected bus company as well.