The Kiwi Experience is an awesome hop on, hop off backpacker bus which transports travellers far and wide across beautiful New Zealand. In 2007 i spent a month in NZ, using the bus to move through both the countries north and south island.  It has a reputation of being a bit of a party bus, and to an extent that wasnt too far from the truth, but inbetween those fun times we saw some pretty amazing things, all with the aid of our wicked driver/guide Scotty.  These are my own pictures taken from my trip around the north island, i hope they make good viewing.  Click on the images to enlarge them.

New Zealand diary drawing

My Scruffy New Zealand diary drawing

The Kiwi Experience Bus

Bay of islands

Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Aukland

Auckland skyline, New Zealand

Auckland skyline, New Zealand

Mercury Bay

Cathedral Cove, Mercury Bay, New Zealand

Cathedral Cove, Mercury Bay, New Zealand

Rotorua

Geysers in Rotorua, New Zealand

Geysers in Rotorua, New Zealand

Tamaki Maori Village, Rotorua, New Zealand

Hobbiton near Rotorua, New Zealand

Waitomo

Black Water Tubing, Waitomo, New Zealand

Black Water Tubing, Waitomo, New Zealand

Taupo

Tonariro Crossing near Taupo, New Zealand

Tonariro Crossing near Taupo, New Zealand

Tongariro Crossing near Taupo, New Zealand

Tongariro Crossing near Taupo, New Zealand

River Valley

White Water Rafting, River Valley, New Zealand

White Water Rafting, River Valley, New Zealand

White Water Rafting, River Valley, New Zealand

Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand

Onwards to The South Island via the Kiwi Experience