New flexibility in traveling through New Zealand by motor coach has been introduced with non-consecutive-day passes that are good through April 30, 1991.
On Mount Cook Line's Kiwi Coach Pass, visitors can travel in any number of combinations: 7 days over an 11-day period, 10 days in a 16-day period, 15 out of 23 days, 25 out of 35, and 33 days over a 45-day period. Each pass allows unlimited first-class coach travel.
The seven-day pass costs about $159; 10 days, $184; 15 days, $209; 25 days, $318, and 33 days, $358.
In addition, pass holders are entitled to a free one-way flight between the North and South islands on either Mount Cook Airlines or Air New Zealand. Visitors can fly from Wellington on the North Island to either Nelson or Blenheim on the South Island, or vice versa. This one-way flight must be within the time period of the pass.
The pass also provides discounts on such offerings as ski plane flights from Mt. Cook, Fox Glacier or Franz Josef Glacier; scenic flights to Milford Sound; Gray Line Sightseeing tours in Auckland, Rotorua, Christchurch and Queenstown; an Auckland Harbor Cruise, and a Cape Reinga Tour via 90 Mile Beach.