Bus and Coach
Services From Queenstown
New Zealand's South Island with its unique 8 unique geographical regions
and diverse natural beauty, from soaring mountain peaks of the Southern
Alps, fiords, glaciers, lakes, rivers, native alpine bush and the
southern skifields by bus and coach from Queenstown.
(Pop 12,520) is an international resort town in central Otago in the
south-west of New Zealand's South Island.
It is built around an inlet called Queenstown Bay on Lake Wakatipu, a
long thin lake formed by glacial processes that is shaped like a
staggered lightning bolt, and has spectacular views of nearby mountains.
The town was named because "...it
was fit for Queen Victoria." Queenstown is today recognised
internationally as New Zealand's premier visitor and adventure destination.
Queenstown has more than just breathtaking scenery and a diverse range
of attractions, it's the people visitors find enchanting.
Queenstown enjoys four distinct and captivating seasons. Summer
burns hot under blue skies before cool autumn mornings bring fire to the
hills, trees change to vivid reds and gentle golds. Crisp, clear days
and miles of snow covered mountains, make winter a time for snow
enthusiasts, before nature bursts into colourful life in spring.
As a resort town, Queenstown is a
centre for adventure tourism. Skiing, jet boating, white water rafting,
bungy jumping, mountain biking, tramping and fly fishing are all strong
Jump from the world's first commercial bungy site, swoop and soar in
your own controllable "rocket", white water raft or surf, jet boat down
canyons, tandem hanglide or parapente...it simply doesn't stop! Long
walks, four wheel drive treks, or lunch on a majestic steamboat, you
choose, it's your holiday.
Queenstown is a major centre for snow
sports in New Zealand, with people from all over the country and many
parts of the world travelling to ski at the four main mountain skifields
(Cardrona Alpine Resort, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Treble Cone).
Cross country skiing is also available at the Waiorau Snow Farm, located
near the village of Cardrona.
Locally, Queenstown has a
reputation as one of New Zealand's wine and cuisine centres.
Neighbouring, historic Arrowtown also features excellent restaurants and
bars and Queenstown lies close to the centre of a small wine producing
to be the world's southernmost. Pinot noir produced in this area fetches
Travel back in time to the historic gold mining settlement
of Arrowtown, or travel the shores of Lake Wakatipu to discover the
beautiful hamlet of Glenorchy, the gateway to the Paradise Valley and
Routeburn walking track.
Queenstown to Franz Josef and Christchurch
on a combined scenic bus and train service, that includes
travel on the world
Travel on a
3 day Queenstown to Christchurch scenic travel
discovering the natural beauty of the South Island's west coast
passing alpne desert of the Makarora plateau, down through the Haast
Pass and along the Haast River to the coast and up through rugged coastline, alpine
rain forests of the glacier region of the Westland National Park and
on to Christchurch, travelling by by scenic bus and the TranzApline train.
Travelling from Queenstown
is on modern eco-friendly air conditioned InterCity Coachlines and
Newmans Coachlines buses and
coaches that feature reclining seats with foot and foot
Sights operates premier
sightseeing and touring coach services to Milford Sound and Mt Cook/Aoraki
- New Zealand's highest mountain, using a fleet of modern eco-friendly air conditioned coaches
featuring reclining seats with foot and head rests,
toilet/washroom facilities and onboard commentary.
overnight coach services between Wellington, Palmerston North, Taupo,
Rotorua, Hamilton and Auckland connects at
Wellington with the
Cook Strait ferry services
Picton in the South Island to Wellington in the North Island.
The Starlighter overnight bus 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 from
Queenstown, there are a range of
'Book As You Go' flexi bus and ferry passes
value for money travel.
You can use your 'Book As You Go' flexi bus and ferry pass, 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.
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' flexi bus and ferry pass is valid for 12 months so you
can stay a while and leave when you please.