InterCity operates daily buses from Wellington to Tauranga and the journey takes approximately 8 hours and 50 minutes to reach your destination on a direct service.

Buses Wellington to Tauranga depart from Platform 10 of the Wellington Railway Station, and arrive at Wharf St, outside the Tauranga Library and i-SITE.

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About Tauranga

The main centre of the Bay of Plenty region, Tauranga is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Just outside of the city is the popular beach resort of Mount Maunganui.

Tauranga's waterfront area has undergone a major redevelopment in the past few years. Explore the harbourside cafes and restaurants and attractive public spaces.

Tauranga is a great place for boating, fishing, dolphin sightseeing and surfing! Alternatively, try blokarting (sailing on go-karts) - a uniquely Kiwi invention, invented in Tauranga. Other nearby beaches include Mount Maunganui, Papamoa, Ocean Beach and Waihi, all suitable for kids and families. 

If you're visiting Tauranga, make sure you climb Mauao (Mount Maunganui) for incredible views. The 232 metre high summit takes approximately 40 minutes to reach. The views are certainly worth it! After a hike up the mountain don't miss a trip to the country's only salt water hot pools at the base of the Mount - it's an amazing experience and the perfect spot to relax and unwind. 

As Tauranga is located on the coast, you can easily access White Island from here. Many companies offer scenic flights to New Zealand's only active water volcano and not only do they offer an amazing view from above, you can also explore White Island by foot! (Hard hat and gas must be worn)! 

Other fun things to do in Tauranga include visiting Adrenaline Forest, taking a scenic kayak tour along Lake McLaren through native bush, or visiting the cities art galleries and museums. 

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It's easy to bus Wellington to Tauranga with InterCity and with the two passes, the FlexiPass and the TravelPass it's even easier! You have the flexibility to jump on and off wherever you please and booking and managing your travel on line is effortless!