Bus and Coach Services From Whangarei
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 Whangarei
(Pop: 51,400) is the northernmost city in New Zealand and is located 170 kms north of Auckland.
Whangarei is situated between forested hills and a deep water harbour and
surrounded by fertile farmland with orchards.
Whangarei and the surrounding region has a indented coastline of over 200km
in length inclusive of the off-shore islands of the Poor Knights and the Hen
and Chickens Islands. Because of its extremely indented coastline, no part
of the region is more than 40kms from the sea.
Whangarei region is a solid industry base of pastoral farming, horticulture,
manufacturing and construction, forestry, wood processing and tourism. Other
key sectors are retail and the arts. Whangarei region basks in New
Zealand’s sub-tropical climate zone, with warm humid summers and mild
city is located on the banks of the Hatea River that flows into the
Whangarei Harbour, being the country’s largest east coast harbour, boat
building and marine servicing industries.
A short drive north of the city is the picturesque Whangarei Falls. The
viewing platforms offer excellent views of the 26 metre (86 feet) falls and
the area is an excellent picnic spot.
A popular spot in the centre of the city is the Town Basin. This waterfront
area is a collection of cafes, restaurants, shops, art galleries and
museums, all built in a colonial style. Whangarei also has numerous parks
and reserves. A bush walk through Parahiki Scenic Reserve to the top of Mt
Parahiki (New Zealand's largest Maori Pa complex) offers great views
of the city.
The city’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean makes it an ideal base for those
interested in aquatic pursuits. A warm current in the area brings a variety
of fish species here, and the nearby Poor Knights Islands group is an
excellent dive location. The area is also popular with deep sea fishers. For
those desiring more sedate activities, the nearby beaches of Matapouri Bay
and Sandy Bay have excellent beaches.
Travelling from Whangarei 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 Whangarei, Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo, Palmerston North
and Wellington or vice versa, connecting at
Cook Strait ferry services
from Wellington to Picton between the North and South 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
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.