InterCity operates a daily bus Auckland to Ohakune with cheap fares starting from just $1 (+booking fee).

Buses to Ohakune leave Auckland from the Sky City bus terminal at 102 Hobson Street, Auckland Central and arrive in Ohakune outside Harvey World Travel, 27 Clyde Street. The trip from Auckland to Ohakune takes approximately 6 hours 30 minutes, with stops and meal breaks along the way.

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About Ohakune

Sitting at the southern end of the spectacular Tongariro National Park (home to Mount Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe), the small town of Ohakune is the perfect base for your Central North Island holiday. Whether you're visiting to ski or snowboard in the mountains, hike the amazing Tongariro Alpine Crossing or just enjoy the crisp clean air and stunning mountain views, Ohakune has everything you need for a great time.

The annual Ohakune Mardi Gras in winter is a popular event and attracts plenty of visitors. A must-do for any visitor to Ohakune is to take a photo with the giant carrot statue at the entrance to the town - this is the world's largest model carrot and commemorates the fact that Ohakune produces most of New Zealand's carrots.