Bus Auckland to Kaitaia
InterCity operates daily buses from Auckland to Kaitaia with fares starting from $1 (+ booking fee). Your journey to Kaitaia will take approximately six hours and 15 minutes, including one transfer in Kerikeri.
Buses to Kaitaia will depart from Auckland's Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland. Your arrival destination will be on the corner of South Road and Matthews Avenue, Kaitaia.
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Kaitaia is the last major town in the Far North District before you reach the top of New Zealand. In Māori, the name Kaitaia means ample food, kai being the Māori word for food.
Today, agriculture is still a big earner for Kaitaia, with avocado's and wine being some of the popular crops. The early European settlers dug for Kauri gum in Northland, and you can visit the regional museum to learn about gum digging as well as the region's fascinating Maori history. Kaitaia is a wonderful place for you to experience the country's nature and culture.
The most popular tourist attraction in Kaitaia is Ninety Mile Beach. While it's not actually 90 miles long, it's still pretty impressive! The beach is classed as a road, so you are able to drive on the beach, or better still catch a tour bus as conditions can be treacherous. A thrilling activity on Ninety Mile Beach is sandboarding down the huge sand dunes at Te Paki stream and the great thing about doing this trip as a tour is that boogie boards are supplied!
Another adventure to be had from Kaitaia is venturing further up north to Cape Reinga, the northernmost point in New Zealand. The panoramic views from the top of the North Island are breath-taking and certainly worth the long drive. It's best to do this trip as part of a sightseeing tour also.
Find out more about this stunning location by visiting kaitaia.co.nz
Take a look at the TravelPass and the FlexiPass bus passes. Both passes offer flexible travel within a set budget. You have the flexibility to jump on and off wherever you please and managing your travel online is easy!