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Happy New Year - happy travelling

29 December 2020

We would like to wish you a peaceful and safe New Year wherever you may be - from everyone at

Just a note that seats around New Year are selling out fast - most of our buses will be full, so to be sure of a seat please book early!!

Is the site secure?

23 December 2020

Yes, we use 128 bit security for a completely secure site so you can rest assured that your payment is secure. We use iframes for the payment window, so the padlock and “https” in the address bar, which usually indicate a secure site, do not appear. The iframe page is HTTPS, which is a version of HTTP that includes data encryption for security, but the outside page is not.

If you wish to confirm this, you can open the iframe page outside the frame. To to this in your Firefox browser, right-click on the payment frame, and choose This Frame -> Show Only This Frame, and it looks like this:


pago around NZ with

20 December 2020

Please note that pago is a payment solution from ASB. If you have any problems with pago, please contact pago or ASB.
Remember the bad old days when you had to carry cash around if you wanted to buy things – well now you don’t need to. pago is a virtual “wallet” that you can transfer money to from any NZ bank account. Once money is in your pago wallet, you can use it to buy things online, or at selected retailers. You can also use pago to give money to friends – instantly! All you need is a mobile phone or email address and a New Zealand bank account.

pago is brand new in New Zealand and is backed by ASB, so you know your money is safe. is only the second retailer to sign up to pago and we are delighted to help pioneer the new cashless society. pago is available right now! If you haven’t signed up to pago yet do it here.

pago Q&A
Why should I use pago?
pago is great if you don’t have a credit card, because once you have money in your pago wallet you can pay for things instantly and securely (no credit card or account numbers!)– so it’s much easier to use than internet banking. It also works like cash except you can use it to buy things over the internet.

How do I use Pago to grab a deal?
Remember, you need to open a Pago wallet first at and then top it up from your internet banking. If you don’t bank with ASB or BankDirect, your money will take 24hrs to get to your Pago wallet. Once there your payments work in realtime. If you need money to get your wallet urgently you can make a deposit at the counter of any available ASB Bank branch. Find out how here.
What does pago cost to use?
There is currently no charge to use pago however you may incur text message charges from your mobile network.

Is my transaction secure?
Yes, pago is very secure. You will be sent an authorisation code by text or email to enter into the website – so only you will be able to use your pago wallet. Additionally because pago is part of ASB you can be sure that they have built in more security measures than you can shake a stick at!

How easy is it to use pago?
Once you are signed up it is extremely easy – here at nakedbus we have tested it, and found it is easier than credit cards or internet banking as a payment method – so we are glad to recommend it.

How do I use pago at
There is a “Pay by pago” button next to the credit card button. Just click on that and follow the simple instructions – you must be a pago member to pay by pago.

NB: pago is NOT internet banking - if you have any problems using pago, please contact pago directly.

Extra buses to/from Gisborne between Christmas & New Year

20 December 2020

Due to high demand we have put extra low cost buses on between Rotorua, Kawerau, Whakatane and Gisborne as follows:

Rotorua to Gisborne: 27, 28 December
Gisborne to Rotorua 27, 29 December

Book now as these seats are selling fast!

Connections are available from Auckland, Hamilton, Taupo and many other places.

Go local: Albany stop reopened

20 December 2020

We are waiting for approval from North Shore City Council, ARTA and Transit NZ to move to the new bus station in Albany.

In the meantime we have reopened the old stop, so you can now book from Albany to Whangarei, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo, Napier and Hastings, plus points in between.

Rhythm & Vines Music Festival - get there and win with

13 December 2020

Get to the spectacular Rhythm & Vines Music Festival with

Plus you can win free tickets with!!
You can travel from Auckland, Manukau, Hamilton, Rotorua, Whakatane and Opotiki to Gisborne, on 27th and 28th December and return on 4th January, so you will have plenty of time in on the amazing East Coast, plus of course the Festival itself on December 31.

And now you can get tickets at a special price to users - $140 instead of $158!

Booking is simple: Select Rhythm and Vines in the “travel from” box and RV07 Music festival in the “travel to” box.

and click start search.

Complete your purchase as you would with any normal purchase.

Once you have bought your ticket(s) you only need the reference number to redeem your tickets at the venue. The instructions for redeeming your tickets are printed on your confirmation. (Please ignore the normal instructions about catching the bus - we haven’t had time to change it for this ofer - but we think you’ll agree the price is worth it!!)

To win free tickets simply enter the competition below (two double passes; one double pass drawn on 21st December and one double pass drawn on 28th December):

Background info on Rhythm & Vines

Rhythm and Vines starts at midday on December 31 and runs through to midday on New Year’s Day.

Rhythm and Vines is held in Gisborne, the first city in the world to see the sun each day.

The 24-hour event takes place at Waiohika Estate, a stunning natural outdoor amphitheatre that overlooks vineyards, across the Poverty Bay flats and onto Young Nick’s Head.

4 stages, huge midnight pyrotechnics show, wandering performers, 50-metre waterslide, 5-person hammocks, mud wrestling, 85 flushing toilets.

The first festival held in 2003 attracted 1,800 people. Last year 15,000 tickets sold out in advance. and


New Young Pony Club (UK)
M.A.N.D.Y. (Germany)
DJ T (Germany)
Blue King Brown (AUS)
Hollie Smith
MC Tiki
Concord Dawn
The Mint Chicks
Don McGlashan and the Seven Sisters
The Checks
Die! Die! Die!
The Tutts
Dick Johnson
Aural Trash (Greg Churchill & Angela Fiskin)
And many more!!!

Win free bus trips with pago

13 December 2020

pago around New Zealand with

With long distance bus fares starting at only $1, is New Zealand’s lowest cost bus network. offers daily services around the country from Paihia to Invercargill. And now buying a ticket is even easier with pago. Because we cover most of the country, even if you don’t get a $1 fare, you can be sure you always get a bargain at

From Friday December 21st pago will be accepted for all nakedbus services including the amazing day trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound including 1hr 45 minute cruise - all starting at $1.

And to celebrate we are offering two return trips for two (eight single trips) anywhere on the network*. Simply complete enter the competition below.

*except Queenstown - Milford Sound Day trip

Now running daily between Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo Palmerston North and Wellington

12 December 2020

We are delighted to announce daily services between

  • Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo Palmerston North and Wellington,
  • Auckland, Hamilton and Whakatane, Opotiki and Gisborne
  • Tauranga, Taupo, Palmerston North and Wellington

Buses run daily from today and will continue daily throughout the Summer.

Buses to BIG DAY OUT

7 December 2020

Yes, we are running a bus to Big Day Out on 15th January, 2010
Yes, we will drop you off right at the door of the biggest concert in New Zealand
No, you don’t have to wait any more to book

Now that you have your 2010 Big Day Out tickets it’s time to sort out the best way to get there. Nakedbus has a dedicated Big Day Out bus that can pick you up at:

  • Hastings
  • Napier
  • Taupo
  • Rotorua (with a stop at McDonalds for breakfast – opening especially for the nakedbus crew!)
  • Cambridge
  • Hamilton


  • New Plymouth
  • Te Kuiti
  • Otorohangaand


  • Gisborne
  • Opotiki
  • Whakatane
  • Te Puke
  • Bayfair
  • Tauranga
  • Waihi
  • Paeroa

and everywhere in between. The bus will pick you up early in the morning and take you directly to the Mt Smart Stadium just before the gates open. It will depart from the stadium again shortly after the concert and get you back home. So basically you get a chauffeur for the day and no accommodation in Auckland required; how cool is that?

This year we have another awesome line up:

  • Muse
  • Powderfinger
  • Lady Hawke
  • Peaches
  • Lily Allen
  • Grinspoon
  • Girl Talk
  • Dizzee Rascal

New Zealand show only:

  • Midnight Youth
  • Cairo Knife Fight
  • Mountaineater
  • Head Like A Hole
  • The Veils
  • True Lovers
  • Deja Voodoo
  • Tim Phin ( DJ)
  • Kidz In Space
  • Bandicoot

So, are you ready to party? Seats are available to book online now. Don’t miss out!

Not sure how to book?

Select the following:

From: the city or town you want to be pick up
To: BigDayOut2010
Date: 15 January
Return: [blank]

Click on “Start Search”, select the bus and confirm. Fill in your details and choose a payment option. Once you have confirmed payment you will receive a confirmation with your reference number. You need this to get on the bus.The ticket is valid for return journey (using the same reference number). Be sure to listen to your driver carefully as he/she will give out details on when and where you will be pickup after the concert when you arrive at Mt Smart Stadium

Queenstown - Dunedin services

1 December 2020

Not Available at this stage.

Apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Customer Comments

Amazing Value and Efficiency

I am happy to tell others about your company for the amazing value and efficiency.

- Christopher Maney

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

Great idea

Great idea, an awesome traveling option.
-Ronald Dickens

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