Bus and Coach
Services From Wellington
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
Wellington is the capital city and third most populous
urban area of New Zealand. The urban area is situated on the south western
tip of the country's North Island and lies between Cook Strait and the Rimutaka Range.
Surrounded by steep hills giving views of a spectacular harbour, a rugged
coastline combined with the often rough waters of the Cook Strait and
variable winds interrupted by brilliant, beautiful calm days, the Wellington
region forms the setting for New Zealand's cosmopolitan capital city, the
geographical, cultural and political centre of New Zealand.
Being the ‘coolest little capital in the world’, Wellington combines
big city sophistication with small-town charm. As a compact city
centre, means Wellington bars, restaurants and events are all within
Jam-packed with national treasures, artistic flair,
gastronomic delights, shopping sensations and scenic beauty.
Due to the surrounding hills and the harbour, Wellington central business
district is compact, where all major attractions, bars and restaurants
are within walking distance with each other.
city boasts many fine museums, libraries, art galleries, and theatres, and
parks in a greenbelt around the central city, as well as dining, shopping
and entertainment and nightlife in the Courtenay Place area. New Zealand's
only working cable car provides panoramic views. Discover the nation's identity in the Capital, where heritage treasures like
Parliament Buildings, the National Archives and Te Papa offer you a unique
insight into the stories of our country or experience heritage of a more
natural kind throughout a region blessed with an astonishing variety of
Wellington has become home to a range of high-profile events and
cultural celebrations, including the biennial New Zealand
International Arts Festival, biennial Wellington Jazz Festival,
biennial Capital E National Arts Festival for Children and major
events such as World of Wearable Art, Cuba Street Carnival, New
Zealand Fringe Festival, New Zealand International Comedy Festival,
Beervana Craft Beer Expo and Summer City.
Wellington is home to Te Papa (the Museum of New Zealand), the Museum of
Wellington City & Sea, the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Museum, Colonial
Cottage, the New Zealand Cricket Museum, the Cable Car Museum, Old Saint
Paul's, and the Wellington Law school (largest wooden building in the
southern hemisphere) and the Wellington City Art Gallery.
is also known as 'Wellywood'. The name - a conflation of Wellington and
Hollywood - a reference to the film production business established in
the city by The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and
King Kong director Peter Jackson, who's business operates a number of
film-related facilities in the Wellington suburb of Miramar.
Wellington is the crafted beer capital of New Zealand and home of
the annual Beervana crafted beer festival. The city has many crafted
beer breweries and bars in the city, that offer a wide selections of
local and imported crafted beers.
Travelling from Wellington is on modern eco-friendly air conditioned InterCity Coachlines
buses and coaches
that feature reclining seats with foot and foot rests.
InterCity Coachlines operates the
Starlighter overnight bus services between Wellington, Palmerston
North, Taupo, Rotorua, Hamilton and Auckland, connecting with the
Cook Strait ferry services
to and from Wellington in the North Island to Picton in the South Island. The Starlighter
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.
There is combined bus and ferry travel allowing you to make one
reservation, pay one fare and travel on one ticket, from Wellington to
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.