Archive for June, 2007

Reduction in South Island services for the winter

27 June 2020 regrets that it is withdrawing some services for the winter period.

The following services will no longer run, but existing bookings will be honoured:

- Nelson - Takaka
- Nelson - Greymouth
- Nelson - Hanmer Springs
- Hanmer Springs - Christchurch

All other routes remain. Once again, passengers who have booked will be carried.

We plan to run these routes again in the Summer.

We would like to thank all passengers for their support on these routes for the past few months.

Didn’t get a booking reference?

26 June 2020

Oops! Due to a computer glitch, some passengers who booked on 26 June did not receive a booking confirmation email with booking reference.

These bookings are still safely in the system.

If you booked on 26 June, please contact us at enquiries and tell us:

  • where you are travelling from
  • where you are travelling to
  • the date you are travelling
  • the time you made the booking yesterday
  • your email address

and we will send you your booking reference. (We need this information to correctly identify your booking).

Sorry about the glitch - but the system is back to normal now!

Note: If you booked your bus tickets at any other time, and you have not received your confirmation email, please check your spam box, as some email systems send the emails there.

Change your bus booking using nakedrewards

22 June 2020

Now you can change your booking using nakedrewards via the self-service option on the home page (red box - change bookings on the left of the home page).

This means that you will not need to email us when you want to change your bus booking. Changing bookings costs $1.70 plus any increase in cost of the new ticket. is committed to making booking as easy as possible as well as providing a really cheap bus deal.

Snow affecting Christchurch - Queenstown

22 June 2020

The road between Christchurch and Queenstown is partially closed, causing delays in both directions. We are doing our best to get through. We are advising passengers of delays as we get updates

More seats between Napier / Hastings and Wellington & Palmerston North

21 June 2020

We have increased the number of seats on this bus route to cater to surging demand on this route. With immediate effect there will be more seats on the morning bus from Wellington and PN and the afternoon service from Napier / Hastings.

We will still be offering the same cheap bus fares.

Whitianga / Thames to Tauranga & Mt Maunganui

19 June 2020

We have reinstated the service between Whtianga, Thames and Mt Maunganui. It runs on:

  • Monday
  • Wednesday
  • Friday
  • Sunday

$1 fares are available if you book early enough.

Book direct Auckland to Thames & Whitianga

19 June 2020

You can now book again direct between Auckland, Manukau, Bombay, and Thames and Whitianga. Over the winter period, the service runs four days a week on:

  • Monday
  • Wednesday
  • Friday
  • Sunday

$1 fares are available if you book early enough.

Dargaville - suspension of service

4 June 2020’s service to Dargaville has been suspended over the winter period. We hope to start again in the summer.

Customer Comments

It was a great service thanks.

It was a great service thanks. Our grandaughter loved it and so did her mummy.

-Barb Richardson

Some good competition!

Wonderful service. [Competitor] etc needed some good competition! All the best, I will definitely continue supporting you guys, especially a NZ business, don’t ever sell your company off overseas!

-Joanna Sangster

What a way to go!

What a way to go! Being a pensioner it is just so wonderful to make this trip possible for me!

- BH, Rotorua


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