• July 2010

Flying Kiwi News - July 2010

Flying Kiwi wins Adventure World Cup!

Well ok there wasn't an adventure World Cup.....but following the success of our native All Whites (New Zealand football team), we know our trips top the tables in the adventure leagues.

Winter has arrived in Kiwi land and as we dust down our skis the team are busy preparing a mountain of new options for next season. We are exploring new hikes, new bike rides and adding a great range of extended break options on all trips.

To add to the excitement we are also offering our best early booking deal ever....so read on, click away and get in the mood for adventure...


Extended hop offs on all trips

One of the most popular and unique elements of Flying Kiwi trips is the ability to take extended breaks at any point. This great flexibility enables you to hop off the bus and jump on any of the next buses coming past (buses roll through every 9 days and passes are valid for up to 2 years!!).

Our teams have been working hard to put together a collection of excellent itineraries for extended breaks throughout the country.

There are 23 hop off options in total - all with something unique and exciting to offer. Some of our most popular options include:

- exploring the wilderness areas of Stewart Island and Kiwi spotting on this wonderful, remote location

- Kayaking, sailing or hiking around the 3 breathtaking National parks surrounding the Nelson region

- Jump off the bus during our winter break and refine your snow skills with a ski season in Queenstown

- Canoeing expeditions down the Whanganui river - multi day trips are available to lose yourself in the wet and wild

China's first hop-on/off bus

China is an increasingly popular stop for round the World travelers and with regular flights into Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong it's also becoming increasingly accessible.

China is an epic adventure destination with a huge diversity of panoramas from the bustling streets of Shanghai to the remote mountainous Ming-dynasty villages. Highlights include some of the World's most celebrated historical vistas such as the Great Wall and the Terracotta army.

Established as the World's oldest and most populated civilization the country will have you bumping into history and new experiences at every turn. You will get to experience some of the most diverse cuisine in the World whilst soaking up a totally unique culture.

Travel around China is certainly not an experience for the fainthearted and local transport is an exciting challenge for many.

There is, however, a salvation for those looking to experience the country - Dragon Bus. The company has recently launched the first and only independent travel network in China. With 8 separate routes and a range of passes, plus the option of sector travel, it's a flexible and easy way to explore the country. Trips take in amazing scenery, historical sites, modern wonders and unique experiences with a combination of private buses plus some train travel to get between cities.

The following links may be of use when planning your tour or trip to China.

Dragon Bus - China's only hop-on/off bus

Lonely Planet China - Get the rundown on when to go and more

Footie clicks...

Following on from World Cup fever we thought these classics hit the back of the net:

Click here to see the finest footballing moments!

Click here for a few tricks to try at home!