Be prepared to be blown away by the places you will go and the things you will do while travelling on our super fun Hop-on Hop-off Adventure Travel Network.
A Hop-on Hop-off Travel Pass is a great way to see New Zealand's impressive South Island. You will get access to 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 16 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.
This pass will take you from Queenstown and into the deep South, to New Zealand's third island, Stewart Island.
Queenstown to Gunns Camp
Today you are in for a treat. It’s an early start as make our way to Milford Sound, one of NZ’s most famous destinations, sometimes referred to as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’. You won’t want to nap on this leg of the journey as we drive past Lake Wakatipu and watch the landscape change from farmland to mountains, glacier carved valleys and fiords. There is time to do an afternoon boat cruise around Milford Sound to soak up this untouched world. Known for its rich marine ecology, it’s likely you’ll spot a few wild dolphins, seals and penguins. Next, we head for our unique Stray overnight stop, Gunn’s Camp, located in the solitude of Hollyford Valley. There’s no better place to enjoy an evening under the stars, spot glow-worms in the bush and listen out for kiwi bird calls in the night.
Gunns Camp to Invercargill/Stewart Island
We start the morning with a short riverside stroll through beech forest on the Viewing Gantry walk. Fiordland is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site Te Wahipounamu (which incorporates four national parks including Mt Cook, Mt Aspiring, Westland and Fiordland) and you’ll understand why as you marvel at the spectacular surrounding landscape. This afternoon we travel further south via Te Anau to Invercargill and on to Bluff, where you can catch a ferry to Stewart Island. NZ’s third largest island, Stewart Island, has an abundance of activities for the outdoor enthusiast, such as fishing, kayaking, diving, bird watching and tramping tracks. Those not going to Stewart Island will spend the night in Invercargill.
Invercargill/Stewart Island to Queenstown
For those who stayed overnight on Stewart Island, this morning is free for you to explore, meet the
locals, go fishing or enjoy some of the walks before catching an afternoon ferry back to the
mainland. Those in Invercargill will have the option to visit Demolition World (a world entirely
constructed from demolished buildings and recycled items), race your bus mates around a go-karting
track or walk up to the Bluff Hill lookout before reuniting with the island-goers for an express
journey back to Queenstown.