Catch an InterCity bus from Tauranga to Auckland for as little as $1 (+ booking fee). Buses depart daily from outside the Tauranga i-SITE and arrive in central Auckland, 102 Hobson St, Auckland. Your journey from Tauranga to Auckland will take approximately 4 hours. 

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About Auckland

Known as the City of Sails, Auckland is built on a narrow isthmus, conveniently located between two sparkling harbours, the Waitemata Harbour and the Manukau Harbour.

The Waitemata Harbour is a hive of festivity with the Ports of Auckland located here, housing a large container and international trade port. In addition to this, cruise ships dock at one of the many wharves located on the Waitemata Harbour bringing flocks of people wishing to experience Auckland.  

The Auckland waterfront is a bustling inner-city stretch of coastline which has recently undergone a major transformation. Once predominantly used by the Ports of Auckland, it’s now a $1billion recreational and housing area boasting cafes, restaurants and a vibrant nightlife. Additionally, the area known as Wynyard Quarter, on the western edge of Auckland’s waterfront, hosts markets, festivals and an outdoor cinema! This open space is enjoyed by people of all ages, especially children where a sand-park and water feature are hits in the summer months. 

Got tickets to a show in Auckland? Catching the bus from Tauranga to Auckland takes the stress off your shoulders! As the InterCity bus stops in central Auckland, you're in the right place to enjoy the night dancing, singing or laughing away and at your live show. What's more, the following day you can sleep it off as you're transported back home to Tauranga.

Other activities in Auckland city include venturing up the Sky Tower or one of the 48 volcanic cones to see the stunning panoramic views of Auckland City. Discovering the culture and history of Auckland by visiting the Auckland War Memorial Museum, the Art Gallery or simply walking along Queen Street or Karangahape Road, viewing the heritage buildings. Visiting the Auckland Zoo, Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium or popping over to Waiheke Island for a vineyard tour are some of things you can do while in Auckland.

Leave the busy city behind and escape into the rainforests of the Waitakere Ranges, where you can participate in many short easy walks. Providing breath-taking views of dense forestland, west coast beaches, rocky cliff faces and gushing waterfalls, the Waitakere Ranges Regional Parkland covers more than 16,000 hectares of native forest and coastline.  All of this is only a 40minute drive from Auckland’s city centre, meaning you can easily escape into the forest for a morning walk.

A visit to Auckland is not complete until you’ve swum in one of the several beaches located in the greater Auckland area. From wild west coast surf beaches to sheltered calmer east coast beaches, you’re truly spoiled for choice. If you’re not too keen on getting wet, try some other water related activities such as horse-riding on the beach, paragliding, blokarting, kayaking or fishing in the harbour. There really is something for everyone at one of Auckland’s beaches.

Auckland is an attractive holiday destination for those who crave variety, and with the ease of travelling by bus Tauranga to Auckland you can experience the highlights of Auckland in just one weekend.  

Learn more about Auckland City and what's on offer in the greater Auckland region by visiting aucklandnz.com

Take a tour of the city of Auckland with the Auckland Hop On Hop Off Explorer Bus or one of GreatSights premium sightseeing tours.