Discover New Zealand by travelling
on New Zealand's largest national scenic bus and ferry travel network
See New Zealand's
geographical regions and diverse natural beauty with its lakes, rivers, native rugged bush, the
majestic volcanoes of the North Island's central plateau, the
North Island skifields of
Turoa to the mountain peaks of the
majestic Southern Alps,
fiords of Milford and Doubtful Sounds, the great southern lakes, rivers, native rugged alpine bush
of the west coast of the South Island to the major South Island ski/snowboarding fields
on a national scenic travel network of bus, coach and ferry services.
the travel networks of
and Mana/Naked Bus
operating over 160 daily services, so you can travel to 500 cities, towns,
national parks, skifields and major tourist destinations through out
New Zealand including destinations on the route map.
With a range of fares starting from NZ$1.00, travelling on InterCity Coachlines
and Naked Bus bus and coach
services is an affordable, safe, environmental friendly and relaxing way to see
New Zealand's unique scenic beauty.
coach and bus operators like Mana/Naked Bus and InterCity Coachlines operate frequent daily
regional and long distance bus and coach services in
both the North and South Island, with some services connecting
Cook Strait ferry services that operate between
Wellington in the North and Picton in the South Island,
Travel is in modern buses and scenic coaches with InterCity Coachlines
and Newmans Coachlines operating a fleet of eco-friendly air-conditioned
buses and coaches, that have reclining seats with foot and heat rests.
buses and coaches do not have onboard washroom facility but do stop regularly for comfort and
refreshments on route.
Great Sights operates premier scenic
coach and sightseeing services using a fleet of modern,
luxury, eco-friendly, air-conditioned coaches that have reclining seats with foot
and head rests
and onboard toilet/washroom facilities.
InterCity Coachlines operates the Starlighter overnight
coach services to and from
Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo, Palmerston North and Wellington, connecting with
Wellington/Picton ferry services
crossing Cook Strait between the North and South Islands.
The Starlighter overnight services features reclining seats
with foot and head rests, individual reading lights and air conditioning
controls, onboard toilet/washroom facility and two refreshment/comfort
stops on route. Alternatively you can travel on the Starlighter
Sleeper service with bunk beds on board. Top bunks are single
hammock-style beds, with two bunks side by side underneath, divided by a
Each bunk comes
with a small lightweight pillow and has a three-pin power point and a
USB power point so you can keep your devices charged and enjoy free
onboard wifi and a bottle of water and some cookies in case you need a
stress free relaxing travel, InterCity Coachlines GOLD seats - soft
leather reclining seats with head and foot rests complete with
individual USB charging ports that are located on the upper deck
of the of the Auckland, Hamilton, Taupo, Palmerston North and Wellington
daytime double decker coach services, the Wellington to Palmerston
North, Taupo, Rotorua, Hamilton and Auckland Starlighter
overnight double decker coach services and the first 3 rows on the
single deck Auckland to Hamilton, Taupo, Palmerston North and Wellington
coach services, Wellington to Palmerston North, Hastings and Napier
coach services, Christchurch to Dunedin, Christchurch to Blenheim and
Picton, Christchurch to Dunedin and Dunedin to Queenstown coach services.
These seats provide plenty of room to stretch your legs, lie back and
relax and log onto wifi. The best thing is, these seats don't cost a lot
more than the regular fare!
All InterCity regional, inter-regional buses and long distance coaches and Great Sights
scenic travel and sightseeing coaches, have seamless 3G/4G mobile Wi-Fi
access across all inter-regional, long distance and sightseeing routes within
Online ferry times, fares,
passenger space availability and instant confirmation
reservations are available for
Cook Strait ferry
between Wellington in the North Island and Picton in the South Island.
There is also combined bus and ferry travel fares to or from Paihia (Bay of Islands),
Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo,
Palmerston North or Wellington to or from Nelson, Blenheim, Kaikoura and
Christchurch, allowing you to make one reservation and travel on one
ticket for the the destinations you want to travel from and to. These fares include bus and ferry travel between these
combined TranzAlpine train and scenic bus travel options and fares to choose
from, you can make one reservation and travel on one fare from
Christchurch to Franz Josef
Christchurch to Franz Josef and
Queenstown or from
Franz Josef and Christchurch or
Josef to Christchurch.
You can book accommodation that is close to inter-regional and long
distance coach terminals in
Paihia (Bay of Islands),
coach/bus stops and near
Christchurch Railway Station for
the TranzAlpine train
services to and from Christchurch.
you want to explore and see New Zealand's unique scenic beauty, there is
a range of
'Book As You Go' bus, ferry travel and
to travel at your own pace on the InterCity Coachlines and Great Sights national bus and coach
networks that provides value for
'Book As You Go' bus and ferry passes
are available in number of travel 'sectors' to used, the number of travel 'Hours' or
choose from a range of pre-selected travel plans, allowing you to travel
when you want for up to 12 months from you first travel date. All
'Book As You Go' bus and ferry passes include ferry crossings between the North
and South Islands.
You can make a reservation to and from Auckland International
Airport to any destination outside of the greater Auckland urban region either
from the International or domestic terminals if travelling on south or north bound from
Also, you can make reservations from
Christchurch International Airport
for bus and coach services to and from Christchurch to Queenstown,
Tekapo, Mt Cook, Twizel, Fox Glacier, Franz Josef or Wanaka.
There is a range of bed and breakfast inns and lodges, backpacker hostels, motels, motor inns, apartment and hotel
accommodation that are close to major
bus and coach terminals and bus stops through out New Zealand