Bus and Coach
Services From Napier
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 Napier.
(Pop: 61,1o0) is a port city in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Less than twenty
kilometres separate the centres of
Hastings city and Napier, and the two are often called "The Twin
Cities" or "The Bay Cities".
The city is 320 kilometres (by
road) north-east of the capital,
Wellington and 143 kms south west of
It has a population slightly smaller than the Hastings District, but as Hastings
is administered as a district, Napier is the only official city in the Hawke's
Napier is the largest cross-bred wool centre in the Southern Hemisphere and is
the export servicing area for Hastings District which is one of the largest
apple, pear and stone fruit producing areas in New Zealand.
It has also become an important grape growing and wine production area with the
fruit passing from the growers around Metropolitan Hastings and then to Napier
for exporting. Large tonnages of frozen meat, wool, pulp and timber pass through
Napier is a popular tourist city, with a unique concentration of 1930s Art Deco
architecture. It also has one of the most photographed tourist attractions in
the country, a statue on Marine Parade called Pania of the Reef.
Thousands of people flock to Napier every February for the Art Deco Weekend
event, a celebration of its Art Deco heritage and history. Other notable tourist
events attracting many outsiders include the region's annual Wine & Food
Festival (named Harvest Hawke's Bay), and Mission Concert at the Mission Estate
Winery in the near by town of Taradale.
In February for Art Deco weekend and the Mission Concert Weekend, which has
featured Chris De Berg, Olivia Newton-John, Eric Clapton, Kenny Rogers, Ray
Charles and Rod Stewart.
Attractions nearby in the
Hastings District include the Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony and many vineyards
bordering Hastings City. The large wine industry hosts the Annual Harvest Hawkes
Napier 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
If you want to explore and see New Zealand's unique scenic beauty
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
lots more. 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.