Bus and Coach
Services From Wanaka
New Zealand's South Island with its unique 8 unique geographical regions
and diverse natural beauty, from soaring mountain peaks of the Southern
Alps, fiords, glaciers, lakes,
rivers, native alpine bush and the southern skifields by bus and coach from Wanaka.
(Pop: 5,600) is a resort town in the Central Otago region of the
South Island of New Zealand 140kms
north west of Queenstown.
It is situated at the southern end of Lake Wanaka, adjacent to the outflow
of the lake to the Clutha River. It is the gateway to Mount Aspiring
Wanaka is primarily a resort town but has both summer and winter seasons and
is based around the many outdoor opportunities.
Wanaka, with its beautiful lake and mountain views, has become a popular
tourist resort, loved by many for being less commercialised than
Wanaka boasts a growing number of excellent
restaurants, cafes and a diverse nightlife. Other attractions in the town
include Puzzling World and the Paradiso Cinema.
Puzzling World contains a 3d maze, optical illusions and a leaning tower.
The Paradiso is a classic old cinema, with seating consisting of old couches
and a car. There are a number of wineries in the area.
A great day excursion can be
had walking up neighbouring Roys Peak, from which stunning views can be seen
of Wanaka and the surrounding area, including Mount Aspiring.
Wanaka is know for the
famous New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum, War Birds over Wanaka show and
During the winter, Wanaka offers the broadest range of snow activity
choices of any town in New Zealand. These include Treble Cone, Cardrona
Alpine Resort, Snow Park and Snow Farm, some of New Zealand's premier
commercial ski fields. Wanaka is the main accommodation provider for these
resorts and so is very busy in high season (July-September).
The views of the Southern Alps across the gleaming water of Lake Wanaka are
unparalled. Wanaka is also the gateway for the Mt Aspiring National Park.
Wanaka 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 operates the
overnight bus service between Wellington, Palmerston North, Taupo,
Rotorua, Hamilton and Auckland or vice versa, connecting at
Cook Strait ferry services
from Wanaka to
Wellington that operating
between the South and North Islands.
The Starlighter 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 from Wanaka,
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.