InterCity operates a range of daily bus services from Auckland to Taupo.

Buses to Taupo depart from the main InterCity Auckland bus stop at 102 Hobson Street and arrive in Taupo outside the i-SITE located at 30 Tongariro St.

The bus journey from Auckland to Taupo takes approximately 5 hours with regular rest stops along the way. 

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About Taupo

The town of Taupo sits on the shores of Lake Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand and a fantastic base for all kinds of adventure activities.

The lake itself offers an abundance of leisure activities from boating and fishing to the more adventurous sports of jet boating and rafting. It's also a great spot to simply run and jump in for a refreshing dip!  

Taupo is also home to many adrenaline-seeking favourites like bungy-jumping, skydiving and snow sports. In fact, Taupo is regarded as the skydiving capital of the world! 

Home to the largest area dedicated to skiing and snowboarding, the ski fields in the Taupo region have a combined area of 1050 hectares. That'a a whole lot of space to ski, snowboard, toboggan and make snowmen! Visit this page for more information about Taupo's ski fields. 

For those who prefer relaxation there are a number of hot springs around the region thanks to its geothermal activity. From family orientated water parks to secluded adult only retreats, there is something to suit all types of visitors.

Visit the popular Huka Falls to see this raging waterfall for yourself. Located just north of Taupo, here you enjoy short scenic short walks, mountain biking trails or take a boat ride to experience the thundering waterfall close up. 

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InterCity can get you by bus Auckland to Taupo on one of our frequent daily services. Take a look at our bus passes, the FlexiPass or the TravelPass for cheap, flexible travel. These bus passes are great for the independent traveller on a set budget.