Bus and Coach Services From Kerikeri
Explore New Zealand's North Island with its unique 7 unique
geographical regions and diverse natural beauty, from soaring
mountain peaks, fiords, lakes, rivers, native rugged bush, the
majestic volcanoes of the North Island's central plateau to the
central North Island skifields of Whakapapa and Turoa by bus and
coach from Kerikeri.
(Pop 4878) is the largest town in the Bay of Islands on the North Island of
New Zealand, is a popular tourist destination about three hours drive north
of Auckland, and 80 km north of Whangarei.
It is often described as the 'Cradle Of The Nation', being the site of the
first permanent mission station in the country and it has some of the most
historic buildings in New Zealand.
A rapidly expanding centre of sub-tropical and allied horticulture, Kerikeri
lies at the western extremity of the Kerikeri Inlet, a north western arm of
the Bay of Islands, where fresh water of the Kerikeri River enters the salty
Kerikeri has a long, colourful history. The region’s oldest historic site is
Koropiro Pa, but Kerikeri is also
home to two precious colonial buildings.
Kemp House (the Kerikeri Mission Station), New Zealand’s oldest
standing European building, was built in 1821 to house the Reverend John
Butler. It contains a fascinating collection of furniture and household
items owned by the succession of missionary families who lived there.
Right next door is the oldest stone building in New Zealand, the
Stone Store, originally constructed
to hold mission supplies but used mainly as a Kauri gum trading post. It
still operates as a retail store, though now it sells ‘Kiwiana’ products. A
trip to nearby Rewa’s Village will
reveal a mock-up of a pre-European Maori village.
Kerikeri has a thriving retail economy with two large supermarkets and many
small retailers and a range of cafes and restaurants offering foods from
around the world.
Travelling from Kerikeri is in modern buses and coaches with
InterCity Coachlines operating a fleet
of eco-friendly air conditioned buses with reclining seats and foot
Newmans Coachlines operate premier
services using a fleet of modern eco-friendly air conditioned coaches
featuring reclining seats with foot and head rests and onboard toilet/washroom
InterCity Coachlines Starlighter
overnight bus services operate from Wellington to Palmerston North, Taupo,
Rotorua, Hamilton and Auckland connecting a
Wellington with the
Cook Strait ferry services
Picton in the South Island to Wellington in the North Island.
The Starlighter overnight services 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
there are a range of flexible 'Book As You Go'
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value for money travel.
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stay a while and leave when you please.