South and Ski Bus Pass with Cardrona Ski Pass

Experience the beauty of New Zealand's South Island with a hop-on hop-off pass and a 1 or 3 day ski pass to Cardrona!

map Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 days minimum
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
18 years old
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Best Seller
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NZD $589
ValueNZD $609SAVE 3%
or 6 weekly interest free payment from $98.17 with
3 Day Lift Pass: NZD $819
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What's Included

  • Extensive travel across the South Island (min 11 days) 
  • Flexible travel pass - choose to get on and off where you like
  • Professional guides 
  • Travel in bus with Wifi and USB slots available 
  • A 1 day or 3-day lift pass to the most extensive ski field in NZ, Cardrona
  • First nights accommodation guaranteed at each stop
  • Customisable trip with different activity options 


  • Christchurch
  • Abel Tasman
  • Westport
  • Lake Mahinapua
  • Franz Josef
  • Wanaka
  • Queenstown
  • Lake Tekapo
  • Kaikoura

What's excluded

The cost of accommodation and gear hire.

Why do we love this

This trip combines a classic South Island experience with an epic ski adventure in Cardrona which we think is pretty cool. We also love how flexible this tour is - you can choose exactly when and where you get off and what activities you want to do! 


Winter is coming... but don't worry, even though it's cold and snowy, New Zealand is just heating up! It gets even more beautiful here as the year gets colder. Get ready for majestic mountains covered in snow and some serious ski action. The South Island is the spot to be as it transforms into a mind-blowing winter wonderland.

This pass is a combination of the popular ‘Southern Round Up’ pass with a 1 or 3-day ski adventure included. It's the perfect way to experience the South of New Zealand!  

With this flexible bus pass, you can hit the must-see sights of the South, choosing to hop on and off wherever you like. Visit quirky Christchurch, soak up the beauty in Wanaka or explore famous Franz Josef. This pass also gives you access to either a 1 or 3-day ski package to Cardrona.
This is the largest and most famous of NZ’s ski fields and truly caters to all ski levels. Extensive wide open trails offer some of NZ’s best snow conditions, and there's no shortage of great runs. It's impossible to have a bad day on this mountain!

Basically what this trip gives you is the chance to see New Zealand your way. Choose to hop on and off where you like and decide which activities you want to experience in each place. Maybe you want to see stunning Lake Tekapo and take a bungee jump in Queenstown, or perhaps beautiful Wanaka and Abel Tasman are on your list? This bus pass makes it easy! 

Navigating the roads across the South Island can be tricky, but with a professional driver, your experience is simple. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery. There'll be a reservations team and driver guide on hand every step of the way to help you with managing your itinerary and activities. All you need to do is decide what takes your fancy. 

As you travel, you’ll see crisp skies, snow-capped peaks and pristine lakes and experience the famous Kiwi hospitality. You'll also have the opportunity to meet a bunch of incredible people from all over the world, and of course, you'll get to see some of the most famous NZ sights.

You will need to pay for accommodation and any gear hire required. But don't worry about accommodation booking out! Even in peak season (when accommodation can be hard to come by) your first night's accommodation is guaranteed when travelling with Kiwi Experience. Your driver guide will take care of finding you a comfy and affordable bed. All customers arriving in Queenstown on the Kiwi Bus get three nights guaranteed accommodation. 

So what are you waiting for? Now's your chance to see New Zealand in a way that suits you! 

The minimum travel time for this pass is 11 days.

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Yes, there is a minimum age limit to travel on board Kiwi Experience you do have to be over the age of 18
If you are younger than this and travelling with a guardian, please contact us and we will do our best to get you on board. However, please be aware that most hostel we stay do not allow people stay under the age of 18 with or with out a guardian, so we would not be able to book accommodation if you where allowed to travel with us. 
As for maximum age there is absolutely no limit – we’ve had a 72 year old man and a 92 year old woman do Kiwi Experience and they both absolutely loved it!

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Kiwi Experience pass allows you to hop-on and off our route wherever you like for as long as you like. 


This means instead of purchasing a bus pass to travel from point A to point B and once getting to point B you stop; you will be purchasing a pass that you have 12 months to travel on, so make the most of this and come for longer than the 'minimum travel time' on our passes. 

In fact we encourage you to jump off the bus to explore more of New Zealand! Try out one of New Zealand's Great Walks, chill out on a beach for a couple of days, stop for a few months if you have a working holiday visa or try out woofing in one of the many locations around the country.

Just a small reminder, when you are jumping on and off the bus for longer than the 'minimum' time, you do need to get in contact with us via email or phone so we can get you booked on another bus or cancel a bus you may be booked onto. 

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Basically, this is the minimum amount of time that you can complete the trip in. We recommend taking longer than this, adding a few weeks or so each trip.

The minimum travel time for this tour is 11 days. 

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Terms & Conditions:

  • Travel validity from 16th June - 14th October 2018
  • Bookings must be made between 5th April - 11th October 2018.
  • Package includes; Kiwi Experience ‘Southern Round Up’ pass, Lift passes and transport to Cardrona.
  • The cost of accommodation and gear hire is additional.
  • 3 nights accommodation applies to customers arriving into Queenstown on the Kiwi Experience bus.
  • It is acceptable that conditions on the mountain can vary. We will work in cooperation Cardrona mountain operators to ensure the safety of our passengers at all times.
  • Kiwi Experience holds no liability for injuries sustained on the mountain; we advise our passengers to carry appropriate travel insurance cover.
  • Offer not valid in conjunction with any other offer.
  • Kiwi Experience reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time and without notice.
  • Prices are in NZD$.
  • Standard Kiwi Experience travel and booking terms and conditions apply.

Please note that the bookings are processed manually and please chat to us before making the booking or you can book with us and your booking is confirmed only once confirmed by the tour operator.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation policy for Travel Passes: In the event you have purchased a Travel Pass and subsequently wish to cancel it, Kiwi Experience may refund your Travel Pass at its sole discretion, in which event you will be required to pay a cancellation fee as follows: a. where the purchase price of the Travel Pass is less than NZD$200, the cancellation fee shall be equivalent to the price paid for the Travel Pass; b. where the purchase price of the Travel Pass is greater than NZD$200, the cancellation fee is NZD$200 ($166AUD). No Travel Pass may be cancelled following the first date of travel.
  • Travel reservations are recommended on Kiwi Experience services and should be made at least 5 days before departure to give you the best chance of a seat in the summer period (1 January to 30 April), and 2 days before departure to ensure a seat at other times. Changes to reservations must be made at least 24 hours prior to departure. All reservations and changes must be made by contacting our reservations department: 
  • No Shows: Should you fail to show for any booked and confirmed departure your Travel Pass will become invalid unless and until a NZD$50 fee is paid to reinstate the Travel Pass.


Kiwi Experience
85 Beach Road, Auckland Central City, New Zealand


NZD $589
ValueNZD $609SAVE 3%
or 6 weekly interest free payment from $98.17 with
3 Day Lift Pass: NZD $819
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