Bus and Coach
Services From Dunedin
is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the
principal city of the region of Otago. It is New Zealand's fifth largest
city in population, the largest in size of council boundary area and the hub
of the sixth-largest urban area.
For historical and cultural reasons and its location, Dunedin is considered
one of the country's four main centres, although Hamilton has overtaken it
in urban-area population and Tauranga has a slightly larger urban-area
The city stands on the hills and valleys
surrounding the head of Octagon Harbour. The harbour and hills are the
remnants of an extinct volcano.
As an university city of Scottish heritage, Dunedin, being New Zealand's
oldest city, possesses a unique combination of cultural riches, fine
architecture, and world-famous wildlife reserves on the Otago Peninsula.
is the main centre of Otago, a region recognised for its spectacular
scenery. The sheer physical beauty of Dunedin, dramatic bush-covered hills
and valleys at the head of a long natural harbour, attracted Maori settlers
to the site over four centuries ago.
From small settlement beginnings, Dunedin has became the centre for the nation's
wealth. Soaring cathedral spires, a magnificent Flemish-style railway station,
fine banks and office blocks, a nineteenth-century castle, old university
buildings and a neo-gothic convent are among the city's architectural treasures.
Dunedin has flourishing niche industries including engineering, software
engineering, bio-technology and fashion. Port Chalmers on the Otago Harbour
provides Dunedin with deep-water port facilities.
is also notable now as a centre for eco-tourism. Uniquely, the world's only
mainland Royal Albatross colony and several penguin and seal colonies lie within
the city boundaries on Otago Peninsula.
There is thriving tertiary student population has led to a vibrant youth culture
(so named 'Scarfies'), consisting of the Dunedin's unique music scene, and more
recently a burgeoning boutique fashion industry. A strong visual arts community
also lives in Dunedin and its environs, notably in Port Chalmers and the other
settlements which dot the coast of the Otago Harbour.
Dunedin is in modern buses and coaches with
InterCity Coachlines operating a fleet
of eco-friendly air conditioned buses with reclining seats and foot
Sights operates premier sightseeing touring services
from Queenstown, using a fleet of modern eco-friendly air conditioned coaches
featuring reclining seats with foot and head rests, onboard toilet/washroom
facilities and guided commentary.
overnight coach services between Wellington, Palmerston North, Taupo,
Rotorua, Hamilton and Auckland or vice versa, connects at
Cook Strait ferry services
from Picton to
Wellington that operate
between the South and North Islands.
The Starlighter service features reclining
seats with foot and head rests, individual reading lights and air conditioning
controls, onboard toilet/washroom facility and makes two
refreshment/comfort stops on route.
you want to explore and see New Zealand's unique scenic beauty from
Dunedin, there are a range of flexible 'Book As You Go'
bus, scenic coach, ferry travel and
value for money travel.
Your 'Book As You Go' flexible bus, scenic coach and ferry pass, allows
you to travel through out New Zealand on New Zealand's largest regional and
national bus, coach, scenic coach, ferry and sightseeing network, that
includes Cook Strait ferry sailings between the North and South Islands,
sightseeing tours - like dolphin watching cruises in the Bay of Islands and
Travel is discounted, so you will be saving money, as you travel
plus it gives you total freedom to alter your plans whenever you want.
Set your own itinerary and travel when you want, as your 'Book As
You Go' flexible bus, scenic coach and ferry pass is valid for 12 months so you can
stay a while and leave when you please.