Bus and Coach
Services From Tongariro National Park
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 National Park.
is a small village on the central plateau of the North Island of New Zealand
and Located 100kms southwest of
Taupo and 150kms northeast from
Wanganui and is the
highest urban township in New Zealand at 825metres.
As the name suggests, it borders the World Heritage Tongariro
National Park, New Zealand's first national park created in 1887. To
the West is the Whanganui National Park. The village has great views
of Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe (Mt Doom in the Lord of the Rings
films) and Mt Ruapehu.
National Park village
services accommodation needs of the Tongariro National Park area and is sited next to the
North Island Main Trunk railway line between Auckland and Wellington and close to the junction of State
Highways 4 and 47 - halfway between Raetihi and Taumarunui and 45 kilometres
southwest of the southern shore of Lake Taupo. It is 20 minutes drive to the
country's biggest skifields - Whakapapa and 50 minutes drive to Turoa on the
slopes of the active volcano - Mount Ruapehu one of the three volcancoes located on the North
Island's central volcanic plateau.
Whakapapa village located on the lower
slopes of Mt Ruapehu, is the departure point for regular shuttle bus
services to the Whakapapa skifield. Located 15 minutes by road from National
Park village, Whakapapa village has the famous Bayview Chateau Tongariro and
Skotel resort hotels.
Close to National village Park
is the Okapata Caves and the Traverse 42 - a popular mountain bike trail.
There are many excellent trout fishing spots and 4WD bike trails.
In the summer national Park village is a popular base for Tongariro and Whanganui
National Parks for hiking, biking and kayaking. National Park Village.
Transport leaves daily (weather permitting) for the Tongariro Alpine
Crossing - known as the best one day alpine trek in New Zealand.
In winter, National Park is the ski base for Whakapapa skifield located on
the north western of Mt Ruapehu. Whakapapa skifield is a self service
ski facility meeting FIS criteria for skiing and snowboarding. Whakapapa skifield is one of two skifields in New Zealand where you can ski
or snowboard outside New Zealand's official ski season.
National Park 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
from National Park -
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.