Our Answers to Your Questions

It is the true Kiwi road trip experience! Our small group tours in New Zealand have a maximum size of 12 people. We keep the tours short (4 to 10 days), so we can experience and explore local gems and have the roady life while balancing our other life commitments. For those looking for a bigger trip we have package deals from 14-28 days!

All transport, accommodation, and activities are included. Most breakfasts are also included, as well as lunch and dinners when we are in remote locations (depending on which tour you book). When we stop for lunch at restaurants and breweries, we give guests the opportunity to indulge as much or as little as they like (at their own cost) in the local cuisine.

We mainly use multi-share accommodation, from 4 – 6 bed dorm rooms. To create a community vibe, rooms are shared but not always exclusively to our groups depending on accommodation capacity. This means you will be sharing your room most of the time with people from your tour. All bedding is provided (but you can bring your favourite pillow if you like). We will always keep girls with girls and guys with guys to the best we can!

Our Far North tour trips start and finish in Auckland. Our North Island Explorer tours start in Auckland and finishes in Wellington. Our South Island Explorer tours start and finish in Christchurch. Our Abel Tasman Getaway tour starts and finishes in Nelson.

No, You must take out comprehensive travel insurance prior to the tour departure date if you are internationally travelling to New Zealand for this tour. If requested by your tour guide, you must produce evidence of your travel insurance prior to the commencement of the tour.

Absolutely! We highly recommend people join these tours by themselves to embrace the full experience of meeting new friends, trying new things, and pushing themselves out of their comfort zone. We also love couples joining our tours and a group of friends too. We welcome everyone and anyone!

Some of us will want to have a drink and a good time, of course, but remember we do a lot during the days, and even if you think you can handle it, there will be other people on the tour who want to get some sleep. So please respect the other people on tour, other people in the public, and our accommodation providers throughout our tour together. Drinking in the van is not permitted, especially at the places we visit during the day that have a liquor ban. So please try to save it for the evenings at our accommodations or at the restaurant/bars.

Yes, the itinerary can change due to weather, road closures, or anything else that is out of our control. But we have procedures and plans in place for when this does happen. Don’t worry, we got you sorted.

We cater to most dietary requirements, please just let us know when you book! We are also confident the menus at our lunch stops are all diverse enough to satisfy whatever you may crave.

No, flights to your starting destination are not included and these will need to be booked yourself.

The only fight included is on our 20 Day New Zealand Explorer tour and our 28 Day New Zealand Adventure tour and this is a domestic flight from Wellington to Christchurch for our guests to move from the North Island to South Island to continue their tour. Baggage allowances on this flight is 22kg Check in and 7kg Carry on.

We ask that you bring a medium-sized bag for our 4-day tours and one large-sized bag for our 10+ day tour. The medium/large bag for your clothes and general belongings, and we recommend taking 1 small day bag to keep with you on the bus. New Zealand weather can be unpredictable, so make sure you bring swimwear and a towel, as well as warm clothes and a rain-jacket. All bedding is provided, but you can bring your favourite pillow if you like. And don’t forget your camera and chargers, don’t want you to miss out on all the photo opportunities. For a more detailed list of what to bring check out our Packing List page

Our Founder Jason and his team is running the tours so he can be hands-on and give his customers the full experience he created. We will also have a team alongside him of amazing tour guides that will look after you too!  Check out our about us page to learn more!

We break up the driving as best as we can. Usually, we do no more than 4-5 hours of driving in a day and try not to go more than 1.5 hours in one go without a stop. We want the ride to be as comfortable and enjoyable as possible for you, but sometimes there will be exceptions to this.

You have an allowance of 7kg carry-on luggage and 22kg check in luggage whilst on tour with us. This only applies for customers that have booked one of the tours below:

Deposits are non-refundable, but we understand that stuff happens. Full payment is not due until 30 days out from the trip departure date, so if you have paid in full before this point and things change, we will refund you in full (less the deposit). Cancellations within 14 days of tour departure cannot be refunded. In the event that you need to cancel, for whatever reason, please get in touch directly as soon as you can.

We will still run a tour for sure, we can’t control the weather unfortunately, but we can plan around it. We have backup plans always in case of bad weather.

For any optional add ons we can help you book the activity of your choice and organize transport to and from these activities. You can add some activities when booking your tour or if you decide you want to do something whilst on the road with us we will make direct contact with the activity providers for you and book it in for you and you can pay the activity supplier when you arrive!

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