How far will your hours take you?

The best part about travelling with an InterCity FlexiPass is there is no set itinerary - go where you want, when you want, in your own time. It's the perfect backpacker bus pass for independent travellers.

Travel ideas from our FlexiPass customers

Here are some FlexiPass customer plans that show where you could go using your FlexiPass, but you can travel wherever you like on our network. We often have multiple services each day in selected areas of New Zealand, so the number of hours you might use will vary depending on your plan.

Travel ideas using our

15 hour FlexiPass

  • Angela's Action adventure
    Angela's Action adventure

    The surf was calling so I went from Auckland to Tauranga via Thames – an awesome little township in the Coromandel. Once in Tauranga I climbed Mount Maunganui and caught some waves, then soaked up the relaxing vibe. I carried on to Rotorua to do some adventure activities, like the Luge, Zorb and other fun stuff. Then continued east to Gisborne to do more surfing and finished up in Napier to check out the art deco scene.

  • Sae's winter escape
    Sae's winter escape

    I travelled from Kaikoura to see seals, whales, and dolphins – and eat delicious fresh seafood! Then carried on to Christchurch, a great South Island city with heaps of attractions all in walking distance. Then I headed down to Queenstown via Oamaru, Moeraki and Dunedin, the Moeraki Boulders and Larnach Castle were major highlights! Queenstown was everything I imagined it to be – I love snowboarding so I hung around for a few days on the slopes.

  • Mark's North Island Road Trip
    Mark's North Island Road Trip

    My FlexiPass got me all the way from Auckland to Wellington, with stops along the way! I knew I wanted to see Rotorua and the geothermal reserves, and they didn't disappoint. Taupo was another highlight, I visited Huka Falls and went skydiving! I loved the Art Deco buildings and sunny weather in Napier. I finished my trip in Wellington with some great nights out in town.

Travel ideas using our

30 hour FlexiPass

  • Alberto's coasts and cultures
    Alberto's coasts and cultures

    I started off in the Bay of Islands. It was awesome to wander around the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and catch the ferry over and see Russell/Kororāreka! Then a few days in the City of Sails (Auckland) before heading down to the sights (and smells) of Rotorua. I went to a Māori cultural show that gave me shivers up my spine. I finished up in Wellington, the perfect place to relax and enjoy great food after a busy week on the move!

  • Adrian's South Island trip
    Adrian's South Island trip

    Using a FlexiPass to make my way down the South Island was brilliant! There's so much to see along the West Coast, that I changed my plans so I could stay in Franz Josef a bit longer. Milford Sound was so incredible, the photos just don't do it justice.

  • Gisella's Kiwi wanderings
    Gisella's Kiwi wanderings

    I flew into Auckland and out of Christchurch, so the FlexiPass was perfect for catching the InterIslander and seeing as much of New Zealand as possible in between. I was planning to go straight to Wellington from Rotorua, but some awesome Kiwis I met on the bus convinced me to check out the vineyards around Napier. I'm so glad I did!

Travel ideas using our

60 hour FlexiPass

  • Tanja's must-do adventure
    Tanja's must-do adventure

    I started off in Christchurch and travelled down through Tekapo to Queenstown to see the beautiful lakes. I also did a Milford Sound day tour - the scenery blew my mind! Then I went all the way up the West Coast and jumped on the InterIslander ferry (included in my FlexiPass) and travelled up the North Island to Auckland with a stop at Ruapehu for some skiing.

  • Ryan's East Coast journey
    Ryan's East Coast journey

    I've been to New Zealand before, so I wanted to get off the beaten track a bit. After checking out the Bay of Islands I went around the east coast to see the Bay of Plenty and Hawkes Bay, then crossed to the South Island and made my way along the city and towns on the East Coast. A quick top-up meant I had enough hours left to get to Milford Sound – it was so worth it!

  • Bruno's North and South road trip
    Bruno's North and South road trip

    With only a few weeks to visit New Zealand, I knew wanted to see the major sites. Starting in Auckland, I travelled down to Rotorua and Taupo as the Luge and Huka Falls were highly recommended. After visiting Wellington, I hopped on the InterIslander and travelled down the West Coast to see the glaciers. I’d seen so many amazing images of Lake Tekapo that I had to visit on my way to Christchurch, then travelled south again and finished in Dunedin.

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Enjoy great NZ day tours using FlexiPass

FlexiPass isn't just for essential travel around New Zealand - you can also use it to book selected sightseeing tours. Your FlexiPass covers the travel component, and you just pay for the optional extras, like attraction entrance fees and lunches during the booking process.
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