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Win free travel

22 November 2020

You’re special.

So special we’ve decided to run a little competition and the great thing is, you don’t have to do anything, well… almost anything [chuckle].

Book travel with nakedbus.com in November and you could win your money back.

Every single booking made this month qualifies for the draw so if you want to be one of the lucky ones – book now.

Overnight Cruise at Doubtful Sound

Cruise along the unexploited Doubtful Sound - experience the best New Zealand has on offer. Your journey will start from Te Anau where transport will be provided to take you across Lake Manapouri and Wilmot Pass before boarding our custom designed boat at the picturesque Doubtful Sound. The boat will cruise down the main Fiord before heading off to explore some of the more remote Doubtful Fiords. Catch your own dinner while watching the dolphins swimming playfully next to the boat or immerse yourself in the peace and tranquillity of nature underneath the stars. All your meals will be prepared by our experienced chef with local ingredients onboard.

Find out more at Overnight Cruise in the unexploited Doubtful Sound

Can’t complete your bookings?

4 February 2020

If you are having trouble completing your nakedbus bookings lately we may have the solution. We have added a new line for our terms and conditions in our booking process which you will need to tick before you can proceed to the payment page.

If the box is unticked then the payment options will be in grey and you won’t be able to click on them.

If the box is ticked then the payment options will be in red and you will be able to proceed with your booking.

Please remember to read our terms and conditions before travel.

Big Day Out 2010

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 dedicated Big Day Out services 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

    and

  • New Plymouth
  • Te Kuiti
  • Otorohanga

    and

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

and everywhere in between. If you are still wondering about how to get to Big Day Out and back home then look no further. All of Nakedbus’s BDO services take you right to Mt Smart Stadium just before the door opens so everyone will get to see their favourite band. They depart from the stadium again shortly after the concert and get you back home. There is no need to get a local bus or taxi - Bus to Big Day Out Simple. As always the first ticket starts at $1 + booking fee. Seats are available now online so book now to secure your seat.

All trips are RETURN trips so you don’t need to book each leg separately.

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.

Nakedbus.com is now three years old!

12 October 2020

Life is unfair, it’s our birthday but you get the presents. You get double nakedrewards with every booking from the 12th of October to the end of the month. If that’s not enough, you can also get some REAL prizes presents!! Every booking made during October puts you in the draw to win from a pool of amazing prizes:

1. Casio Ex-Z250 digital camera x 1
2. Nokia 6121 Mobile phones x 3
3. Return nakedbus.com trips x 30
That’s 4% of the value of your booking given straight back to you plus over $2000 worth of prizes up for grabs.

So Happy Birthday to us and a BIG thank you to you! Have a glass of bubbly or a piece of cake to celebrate, but not too much, summer is coming… keep your eyes peeled and watch this space for exciting things happening at nakedbus.com this summer!!

Book now and be in to WIN.
Please note: you only earn nakedrewards if you are signed in at the time you make a booking. Once the booking is confirmed we will not be able to add nakedrewards afterwards so make sure you login into your account before you book. If you do not have a nakedrewards account, sign up now and start earning your way towards your free nakedbus.com trips.


Nakedbus.com – New Zealand’s lowest cost long distance bus fares online. You can travel anywhere in New Zealand from $1 when you book early with nakedbus.com (the earlier you book the less you pay).

Terms and conditions

1.       The promoter is Nakedbus NZ Ltd (nakedbus.com or Promoter), PO Box 46018 Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand.

2.       Entry into the competition constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

3.       Entry to the competition is free (excluding internet charges) and is only open to New Zealand residents who are 18 years or over. Employees (and their immediate families) or nakedbus.com and their related entities are ineligible to enter.

4.       The promotion commences at 12:00am on 12 October 2020 and closes at 23:59 on 31 October, 2009.

5.       To enter the promotion, participants must complete at least one confirm booking on the nakedbus.com website. Participants can enter as many times as they like

6.       Unconfirmed bookings, submitted by or through fraud or other illegal activity, or entries not complying with these terms and conditions, are invalid. Entries received after 31 October, 2009 are invalid.

7.       The winning entrant will be notified by email before 5 December, 2009.

8.       This offer is non-transferable, non-refundable, non-exchangeable, non-replaceable and non-redeemable for cash.

9.       The offer consists of the following components: One Casio Ex-Z250 digital camera valued at $450, three Nokia 6121 Mobile phones valued at 350 and 30 Nakedbus.com return tickets valued at $1200.
Total prize component is valued at NZ$2700.

10.   The promoter expressly reserves the right to resolve any discrepancies, disputes or otherwise unforeseen circumstances at it deem fit and the Promoter’s decision will be final and binding upon every person who enters. No correspondence will be entered into. The Promoter expressly reserves the right to change or alter these Terms and Conditions at any time.

11.   The Promoter accepts no responsibility for incomplete, incorrectly submitted, delayed misdirected or illegible submissions.

12.   The promoter is responsible for the courier fee for the prize.

13.   The Promoters shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever that is suffered by any entrant or winner (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss), or for any personal injury suffered or sustained as a result of taking any prize, except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law.

14.   The Promoter shall not be responsible for any entries that are not received or are otherwise interfered with due to problems with the internet or telecommunications services.

15.   If for any reason this promotion is not capable of running as planned due to any reason including unauthorized intervention, fraud, or any other causes beyond the control of the Promoter, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, the Promoter reserves the right (subject to any applicable by law) in its sole discretion to cancel the competition or to disqualify any individual who has tampered with the entry process.

16.   In order for you to participate in this promotion nakedbus.com will collect your email address. The purpose for collecting this information is to enable nakedbus.com to administer the promotion. By entering this promotion you agree that the Promoter may use the aggregate information collected from the competition for related research and marketing purposes. The winner in this competition agrees that their identity may be disclosed in the promotional material. The Promoter will not use your personal information for any other purposes.

KiwiBank unavailable for internet banking

3 September 2020

Kiwibank have recently changed a number of their internet banking pages affected our Internet Banking system POLi.  We have made Kiwibank temporarily unavailable via POLi while we update the system to reflect these changes, and will let you know when it is back online again.

Thank you for your patient.

This has been fixed now so please continue to book your nakedbus.com ticket - 07 September 2020

WIN an 8G iPOD nano by paying for your tickets directly from your bank account

19 August 2020

The inconvenience of not having a credit card for online purchases is officially over. Internet banking by POLi is the new payment option if you do not have a credit card, or would prefer not to add to your credit card balance. The simple payment steps are easy to follow and is absolutely secure because it is done within the security of your own bank’s online banking service - at no time are your personal banking details disclosed to nakedbus or POLi. It is also instant which means you will get your nakedbus reference number in the same transaction.

Whats more; nakedbus.com and POLi is giving away one 8G iPOD nano to one lucky nakedbus.com customer who uses POLi to pay for their tickets. Every single successful POLi transaction counts as a valid entry into the draw. Even if you have already made a booking through POLi, don’t worry; we will include all POLI bookings from 6 August to 31st September, 2009.

So what are you waiting for? Take your first move towards the easy and secure payment for nakedbus.com bookings now.

And remember, nakedbus is the only bus company in New Zealand that offers POLi internet banking. In the past three years we have been able to bring low cost bus fares to most New Zealanders. Now more people than ever can take advantage of our low fares. I urge you to pass this on to friends and family who might not have credit cards.


Nakedbus.com – New Zealand’s lowest cost long distance bus fares online. You can travel anywhere in New Zealand from $1 when you book early with nakedbus.com (the earlier you book the less you pay).

Terms and conditions

1.       The promoter is Nakedbus NZ Ltd (nakedbus.com or Promoter), PO Box 46018 Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand and Merco Ltd, 11 Westhaven Dr, Westhaven.

2.       Entry into the competition constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

3.       Entry to the competition is by completing a transaction on nakedbus.com via POLi (excluding internet charges) and is only open to New Zealand residents who are 18 years or over. Employees (and their immediate families) for nakedbus.com and Merco Ltd and their related entities are ineligible to enter.

4.       The promotion commences from 6 August 2020 and closes at 23:00 on 6 October, 2009.

5.       To enter the promotion, participants must successfully purchase a nakedbus.com ticket on nakedbus.com’s website through the POLi payment option. One transaction counts as one entry into the draw.

6.       Entries enclosing partial information, submitted by or through fraud or other illegal activity, or entries not complying with these terms and conditions, are invalid. Entries received after 6 October, 2009 are invalid.

7.       The Promoter will select the winner randomly from the pool of entries.

8.       The winning entrant will be notified by email before 20 October, 2009.

9.       This offer is non-transferable, non-refundable, non-exchangeable, non-replaceable and non-redeemable for cash.

10.   The offer consists of a Total value of $249NZD for an Apple ipod 8G nano. Apple Ltd (the company) is not part of this promotion.

11.   The promoter expressly reserves the right to resolve any discrepancies, disputes or otherwise unforeseen circumstances at it deem fit and the Promoter’s decision will be final and binding upon every person who enters. No correspondence will be entered into. The Promoter expressly reserves the right to change or alter these Terms and Conditions at any time.

12.   The Promoter accepts no responsibility for incomplete, incorrectly submitted, delayed misdirected or illegible submissions.

13.   The Promoters shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever that is suffered by any entrant or winner (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss), or for any personal injury suffered or sustained as a result of taking any prize, except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law.

14.   The Promoter shall not be responsible for any entries that are not received or are otherwise interfered with due to problems with the internet or telecommunications services.

15.   If for any reason this promotion is not capable of running as planned due to any reason including unauthorized intervention, fraud, or any other causes beyond the control of the Promoter, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, the Promoter reserves the right (subject to any applicable by law) in its sole discretion to cancel the competition or to disqualify any individual who has tampered with the entry process.

16.   In order for you to participate in this promotion nakedbus.com will collect your email address. The purpose for collecting this information is to enable nakedbus.com to administer the promotion. By entering this promotion you agree that the Promoter may use the aggregate information collected from the competition for related research and marketing purposes. The winner in this competition agrees that their identity may be disclosed in the promotional material. The Promoter will not use your personal information for any other purposes.

Ferry Auckland to Coromandel NEW!

29 July 2020

Nakedbus.com now has a ferry service that takes you from Auckland to Coromandel in two hours.

Winter Timetable:
Tuesday & Sunday

  • Leaves Auckland at 9am
  • Leaves Coromandel at 4.30pm

Friday

  • Leaves Auckland at 6pm
  • Leaves Coromandel at 8pm

The nakedbus ferry links Auckland and Coromandel (in both directions) on Tuesday, Fridays and Sundays. More days will be added as the weather gets warmer.

Our times are perfect for a weekend away or just a day trip. Just imagine the relaxing feeling as you the ocean breeze wafts over you as you cruise away from the hustle and bustle life of Auckland. A perfect weekend escape in the midst of winter (oh, and if you live in the Coromandel Peninsula, this could be a great way to get to Auckland).

So go for the day, go for the weekend or take a longer winter break, with nakedbus.com.

As always the first ticket goes at $1*. No, it is not a typo: ferry to the Coromandel from $1*. Book Now for your Coromandel winter escape.

*plus booking fee

More dates for North Island

15 May 2020

All North island routes are now open until the end of July. We apologise for the delay of date release and will endeavour to ensure more dates are released as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience

Kind Regards,
The nakedbus.com team

Rhythm & Vines

18 November 2020

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Be part of the biggest New Year’s celebration in New Zealand at Rhythm and Vines in Gisborne. A dedicated R&V nakedbus.com bus will depart from Auckland on the 28th December bringing you right to the door step of the exciting celebration.

We have even teamed up with the event organizers so we are able to introduce new packages that include the following:

- Bus to Rhythm & Vines
- Festival Tickets
- Camp Site for your stay
- Shuttle services for the four days in town

Buses leave Auckland at 7.15am, and also pick up at:

- Bombay
- Huntly
- Ngaruawahia
- Hamilton
- Cambridge
- Tirau
- Rotorua
- Kawerau
- Whakatane

The bus returns from Gisborne again at 4pm on 1st January, 2009, which leaves you enough time to sober up and pack up for home.

How to Book

There are different packages you can choose from:

1. Bus to and from R&V + Festival Tickets

Travel From: [where you wish to be pick up]
Travel To: R&V(Bus+festival)
Date: 28 December 2020
Return: [blank]

2. Bus to and from R&V + Festival Tickets + Onsite Camping + Shuttle Services for 4 days

From: [where you wish to be pick up]
To: R&V(bus+festival+onsite camp)
Date: 28 December 2020
Return: [blank]

3. Bus to and from R&V + Festival Tickets + Showground Camping + Shuttle Services for 4 days

From: [where you wish to be pick up]
To: R&V(bus+festival+showground camp)
Date: 28 December 2020
Return: [blank]

4. Bus only to and from Gisborne

Travel From: [where you wish to be pick up]
Travel To: Gisborne
Date: 28 December 2020
Return: [blank]

Remember to listen to the driver carefully when you arrive at Gisborne as he/she will give out details on where you will be pickup at 4pm, 1 January 2020.

Book Now to avoid disappointments!

Please note that Rhythm & Vines is a R18 event. By purchasing these tickets you have confirmed that the event goer will be aged 18 or above.

Happy New Years from nakedbus.com

Customer Comments

Enjoyable journey

I really enjoyed my journey. I liked the half hour stop off by the lake in Rotorua. The bus driver was friendly.
-Jessica Anderson

Friendly, courteous, polite & efficient

I know just how often people don’t let you know the good things … well, I would just like to pass on to you my highest praise for the driver from Whangarei to Auckland. He was friendly, courteous, polite, efficient and especially made the travel for my daughter and our international students easy and relaxing - especially as some had not previously used a city to city bus before, and none of us had used the nakedbus service.

His personality and manner is a credit to himself and to your company. We are all Naked Bus Converts now …. no more grumpy [competitor] bus for us!!

Well done to everyone!

Love it

Love the service.
-Daniel Nehemia

Auckland Airport

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