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Travel from Rotorua to Taupo

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Travel from Rotorua to Taupo

Hi all!

My girlfriend and I are coming to New Zealand in November for 3 weeks. We don't drive so will be using coach services, so far just InterCity and Atomic. However, we have come across some problems with our planning. As we want to see as much as possible in the time we have and so are looking to get from place to place as soon as we can. It appears Intercity don't really run buses into the evenings and we would love to travel some short distances in the evening rather than waiting for the bus the day after. The main examples are from Rotorua to Taupo (to access the Tongariro Crossing) and Nelson to Christchurch. Does anyone have and advice or know of local services that may not be searchable online...

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1. Re: Travel from Rotorua to Taupo

The last coach from Rotorua to Taupo is at 4.30pm.

Gets into Taupo 5.30pm. You may have to change your plans a little.

In the morning it's an early start to get down to Tongariro. Leaving Taupo around 6am.

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2. Re: Travel from Rotorua to Taupo

Welcome to the "real" world London. NZ doesn't do 24/7 very well. ;)

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3. Re: Travel from Rotorua to Taupo

Have a look at nakedbus.com and you could find www.rankers.co.nz helpful. You could stay in Turangi and catch a shuttle from there to do the Tongariro Crossing. Google Tongariro and you will find helpful advice.

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4. Re: Travel from Rotorua to Taupo

Nelson to Christchurch is not a short distance. Using the national bus service, Intercity, you would have to go via Blenheim, a total of nearly 7 hours. Alternatively you could go by bus to Blenheim the train to Christchurch,about 6 1/2 hrs travel time.

The local infromation centres may be able to assist with other possible services

http://www.nelsonnz.com/

http://www.christchurchnz.com/

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