North Island -
Paihia (Bay of Islands)
Explore New Zealand unique
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 skifields
on a national network of bus and coach services.
bus networks of
Coachlines or Naked Bus, you can travel to over
600 destinations and key tourist
attractions through out New Zealand with over 160 services every day.
With a range of fares starting from NZ$1.00, travelling on InterCity
Coachlines, Newmans Coachlines and Great Sights bus and coach
services is an affordable way to see
New Zealand's unique scenic beauty.
coach and bus operators like Great Sights, InterCity and
Newmans Coachlines provide frequent daily regional services in the
North and South Islands. There
are many smaller local bus and shuttle companies that offer frequent daily bus
services within local or regional areas in the North and South Islands.
Travel is in modern buses and coaches with
Coachlines operating a fleet of eco-friendly air-conditioned
buses featuring reclining seats with foot and heat rests. InterCity
buses do not have washroom facility but do stop for comfort and
refreshments on route.
Great Sights and
Coachlines operate premier services with a fleet of modern,
luxury, eco-friendly, air-conditioned coaches featuring reclining seats with foot
and head rests
and onboard toilet/washroom facilities.
Coachlines operates the Starlighter overnight
coach services to and from
Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo, Palmerston North and Wellington, connecting
at Wellington or Picton with
Wellington/Picton ferry services
crossing Cook Strait between the North and South Islands.
The Starlighter overnight service 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.
coach and bus operators operate frequent daily bus and coach services in
both the North and South Island, with some services that connect
Cook Strait ferry services that operate between
Wellington in the North and Picton in the South
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/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. These fares include bus and ferry travel between these
you want to explore and see New Zealand's unique scenic beauty, there is
a range of
'Book As You Go' flexi bus, ferry travel and sightseeing
passes, where you
can travel at your own pace on the InterCity Coachlines, Newmans
Coachlines, Great Sights and Magic Bus national bus and coach
networks that provide value for
Bus and Coach Passes are available in
number 'travel' sectors, by 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
Bus and Coach Passes include ferry crossings between the North
and South Islands.
There is a range of
bed and breakfast inns and lodges,
inns, apartment and hotel accommodation that can be used with your
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 heading southbound from
Also, you can make reservations from Christchurch International Airport
for services to/from Christchurch to Queenstown, Mt Cook, Dunedin,
Invercargill, Te Anau or Wanaka.