What are hop on hop off bus tours and how they work

Taking a Backpacker Bus in New Zealand

If you have done any sort of research into travelling around New Zealvà, you will probably have sầu heard about “hop-on hop-off”. Hop-on hop-off is a type of backpacker bus network in New Zealvà, which, simply put, is a flexible bus tour for adventurous travellers!

Unlike the national coach buses, the hop-on hop-off bus is a guided route with an emphasis on activities & social experiences with like-minded travellers. Get the full comparison in What is the Difference Between Hop-on Hop-off và National Coach.Quý khách hàng đang xem: Hop on hop off

With a phối of free và optional pay-as-go activities, the bus trip around New Zealvà is action-packed. What’s more, the “hop-on hop-off” aspect of the bus trip means you can opt lớn get off the bus & enjoy some independent travelling at most points during the route, making hop-on hop-off a popular means of transport for backpackers.

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What is the Price of Hop-on Hop-off Travel with Kiwi Experience và Stray?

With Stray & Kiwi Experience there are a number of costs you need to lớn consider when taking the bus because these are not all-inclusive sầu tours.

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Price of the Hop-on Hop-off Bus PassPrice of Activities and Accommodation

Although the bus driver can book accommodation and activities for you, you pay for these as you go. You can expect lớn pay around NZ$20-30 per night for accommodation (with a couple of exceptions, which you can read more about in our How lớn Budget for a Hop-on Hop-off Trip Around New Zealand). For activities, the prices can range from NZ$10 to lớn NZ$400+, so making your own personal activities budget is essential. We’ve made a danh mục of typical activity prices in The Cost of Backpacking in New Zeal&.

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Price of Food

For more money-saving tips và how much you can expect lớn pay on the Kiwi Experience or Stray bus, kiểm tra out How to Budget for Hop-on Hop-off Trip Around New Zealvà.

Budgeting with Flying Kiwi

As mentioned, Flying Kiwi works a little differently. You don’t need khổng lồ worry about an accommodation budget, as accommodation is included in the trip. Although Flying Kiwi does offer at least one meal a day (some days it’s three times a day, sometimes it’s two), there are going to be some occasions where you are going to lớn need khổng lồ buy your own meals. This is usually when there is no access to lớn a kitchen so you’ll be buying food from cafes, take-aways và restaurants, so budgeting for some meals is a must. Take a look at typical takeaway prices in What is the Cost of Backpacking in New Zealand?

Other Ways to lớn Travel Around New Zealand

How you want khổng lồ travel around New Zealvà is a personal & important decision to give yourself the best gap year or backpacking experience possible. That’s why we have ‘heaps’ of articles on backpacker transport, so you can make a well-informed decision! Take a look at these beauties: