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1. Posted by jasondewilson (Budding Member 27 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys,

I know there have probably been loads of posts about this in the past but just wanted some advice really. I've just booked my one-way flight to New Zealand for next year. Got such a cheap price, £544 with emirates :D Can't wait. Just wondered how people rate the kiwi experience. I don't know anyone personally that has used it so can't get any proper feedback on it. I do think it offers a good service, and the routes are excellent but i've read reviews online about it being a party bus. Don't get me wrong, I love partying, like any student but I don't want to be doing it every night and having to walk around New Zealand with massive hangovers! :(

Any help would be much appreciated. Also, if anyone is arriving into Auckland any time around the 28th August 2014 then let me know. Would be great to make a few friends before I actually get out there :)


2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3891 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

I haven't used Kiwi experience but I believe it's a bit of a party bus; instead I'd recommend Stray. I travelled with them for 4 weeks around the South Island - they do similar routes to Kiwi experience and it's the same kind of concept, so you get dropped off at your hostels and you can stay for as long as you like in each place. They are really social and it's a good way to meet people but there's no pressure to go out partying so it's a nice balance.

I was going to recommend Magic Bus but I've just read that they have been taken over by Kiwi Experience.

3. Posted by jasondewilson (Budding Member 27 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Ah great stuff! I'll check it out!

Thank you :)