Meet the finalists for for ‘Best Transport Provider – New Zealand’ at this year’s Golden Backpack Awards.


Haka Tours

 When you travel around NZ with Haka Tours, you get so much more than a bus pass. The trips are bursting with value and all include accommodation and breakfast, a guided tour of every location visited, included activities, surprise stops and experiences on the way. Haka Tours delivers the experience of a lifetime.


Jucy Cruise

 Hop aboard the Maiden of Milford for the Jucy Cruise Milford Sound boat cruise and marvel at one of the most stunning places on earth. Relax in the modern catamaran while being spoilt with unlimited close-up viewings of waterfalls, wildlife and rainforest from the three viewing decks (both inside and out). Milford Sound is one of the world’s most stunning locations. The spectacular Jucy Cruise will take you the length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea and back in uncrowded comfort complimented by the famous Jucy service.


Kiwi Experience

 Kiwi Experience is the leading hop-on, hop-off backpacker bus New Zealand experience; designed by travellers for travellers. Drivers know when to stop the bus and soak it in, and when to keep on cruising and leave the tourist traps behind. See New Zealand’s big highlights and incredible places so hidden even Peter Jackson couldn’t find them. Whether you’re an adrenalin junkie, a culture seeker, a beach bum, or have come to see the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the world, Kiwi Experience is the trip of a lifetime. You couldn’t have a bad time if you tried.


Naked Bus

Naked passports are super affordable and flexible bus passes which give travellers the freedom to explore New Zealand their way. There are no pre-loaded itineraries, enabling the traveller to choose where to go, how many places to go to, how long to stay and when to leave. Naked passports range from short three-trip passes to awesome unlimited passes – so whether you’re here for a few days or a few months – there is a perfect Naked passport for you.



 Stray’s mission is to get further off the beaten track in New Zealand, immersing travellers in places and activities that will amaze and enthral.  To name a few: an overnight stay on a real marae (Maori meeting ground), an authentic farm stay experience, a lodge set deep in native bush, a wildlife stop-over on Stewart Island or a night by NZ’s highest mountain. All of these and more are exclusive to Stray. Driver guides receive market-leading training to help take travels around the country; as well as being a local “guidebook” they provide commentary, book beds and activities, and provide information on anything from New Zealand history and culture to the best drinking spots. Drivers are consistently mentioned when passengers talk about their favourite things on Stray.