Bus and Coach Services From Taupo (Lake Taupo)
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
Turoa by bus and coach from
Taupo (Lake Taupo).
(Pop: 23,400) is located on the shore of Lake Taupo in the centre of the
North Island of New Zealand,
on the northern edge of the volcanic plateau, 280kms southwest of
Taupo, 82kms southwest of Rotorua and 380kms north of Wellington and
is renown for its trout fishing mecca.
Lake Taupo, an extinct
volcano that last erupted in AD186. Lake Taupo is 616 square kilometres.
New Zealand's longest river - the Waikato River forms the outflow from
the Lake that flows from east to west.
The rivers that flow and out of Lake Taupo are full of trout. Taupo is a
major junction for travelling south of Taupo to Wellington and north to
Rotorua, Hamilton and Auckland
or east to Napier and Hastings.
Taupo is a tourist centre, particularly in the summer, as it offers
panoramic views over the lake and to the volcanic mountains of Tongariro
National Park to the south.
Taupo services a number
of surrounding plantation pine forests including Kaingaroa Forest, the
largest manmade forest in the world, and related industry. A large
sawmill is sited approximated 3 km to the north east of the town on
Centennial Drive. The Wairakei geothermal
power station is a few kilometres north of the town.
There is a wide range of
activities to do in Taupo ranging from visiting wineries, white water
rafting, jet boating, visiting the world famous Huka Falls, Wairakei geo
thermal, mountain biking, to name a few of the many activities that are
The Taupo region has its own thermal area and can be used as a ski base
for the Whakakapapa and Turoa Skifields on the slopes of Mt Ruapehu.
Travelling from Taupo 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
overnight bus service operating between Taupo, Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Palmerston North
Wellington with the
Cook Strait ferry services
Wellington in the North Island to
Picton in the South Island.
overnight 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.
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.