Tourist Transport in New Zealand?
I need info on - Transport options, schedules, routes etc available to tourist within New Zealand
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The transport options available for tourists are mainly planes, trains and buses.
The main domestic airline would be Air New Zealand.
The train routes are limited and are more of a scenic/tourist experience rather than getting from "point A to point B". These go between Auckland - Wellington, Greymouth - Christchurch, Christchurch - Kaikoura - Blenheim - Picton, and all of the small town stops along the way. Because they are aimed for tourists who want the scenic experience, they are a little more expensive. Check in the sources section for the website where you can check their schedule.
The airline service through Air New Zealand goes to practically any town in New Zealand with an airport. These are the larger towns like Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin, as well as smaller tourist spots like Rotorua, Taupo and Napier/Hastings. Check in the sources section for the AirNZ website.
The bus services in NZ vary, depending on how much you are wanting to pay/level of comfortability. Naked Bus is aimed at backpackers, and depending how early you book you can pay just $1 for your trip. Another service is InterCity, which has set prices. If you choose to travel only with InterCity you can purchase flexipasses which enable you to travel the country relatively cheaply. Otherwise, you can pay up to $75+ for a one way trip. Again, links in the sources section.Source(s): Train: http://www.tranzscenic.co.nz/ Plane: http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/ Bus: http://www.nakedbus.com/ http://www.intercity.co.nz/
- lemboLv 44 years ago
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