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South Island Passes

New Zealand's South Island is world-renowned for its extreme scenic beauty which includes remote beaches, mountains, lakes, snow, forests, fiords, glaciers, oh and have you heard of that thing called “Lord of the Rings”?

Some of you may feel like the mind-blowing scenery gets a bit much after a while, and need to throw yourself off a bridge or out of a plane to come back down to earth. That’s all good bro! There are heaps of adventure activities in the South Island too and Queenstown is the adventure capital! 

Here at Stray, we’ve been running adventure bus tours since 2002 and our South Island hop-on hop-off network is nothing short of awesome. Grab your Stray ticket to see it all! 


Our South Island hop-on hop-off bus route: South Island Stray NZ Route Map

  • Runs in a loop showcasing the best of both coasts. 
  • Takes you right down into the deep south with access to Stewart Island. 
  • Gives easy access to 6 of our spectacular National Parks. Hike your heart out!
  • Takes you to unique, off the beaten track places like Stewart Island, Rangitata and Gunn's Camp. 
  • Hits all the highlights, like Queenstown, Franz Josef Glacier, Milford Sound, Mount Cook and Christchurch.
  • Gives you flexibility to hop on and off the bus along the way stopping to spend time in the places you love.
  • Is guided by an awesome Driver Guide who knows a lot about everything around here and will help you to book accommodation and activities as you go.

Our favourite pass is the Ron Pass - because you'll get to see it all! 

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3 Weeks + Ron

STARTS:Christchurch

FINISHES:Christchurch

Ron
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3 Weeks + Short Ron

STARTS:Picton

FINISHES:Christchurch

Short Ron
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2 Weeks + Willy

STARTS:Christchurch

FINISHES:Christchurch

Willy
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2 Weeks + Short Willy

STARTS:Picton

FINISHES:Christchurch

ShortWilly
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2 Weeks + Long Q

STARTS:Christchurch

FINISHES:Christchurch

Q Pass
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2 Weeks + Short Q

STARTS:Christchurch

FINISHES:Christchurch

Short Q
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1 WEEK + Stew

STARTS:Queenstown

FINISHES:Christchurch

Stew
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1 WEEK + Burt

STARTS:Queenstown

FINISHES:Queenstown

Burt
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