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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.

Mt Ruapehu & Tongariro National Park 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.

Travelling from 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 rests. Great Sights and 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 facilities.

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 sightseeing passes giving you 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.

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