InterCity operates daily buses from Whakatane to Auckland. The bus Whakatane to Auckland will take approximately 6 hours and 45 minutes on a direct service.

Buses to Auckland depart from outside the Whakatane isite, Quay Street, Whakatane and arrive at the Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland.

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About Auckland

When people think of New Zealand's largest city, they'll often think of office buildings, shops, bars and restaurants - but Auckland is so much more than that! Its diverse natural landscape is just begging to be explored - from black sand beaches to lush native forests, mountain ranges and volcanoes to sunny vineyards and secluded islands.

The largest volcano in Auckland's volcanic field is the iconic Rangitoto Island, which watches over the Hauraki Gulf like a sentinel. Another extinct volcano of the 50 located in Auckland is Mt Eden, which provides stunning views over the city and the short climb to the top is worth the effort! 

Ranked the 9th best city in the world to live in, Auckland offers a diverse range of leisure activities and cultural attractions suitable for people of all ages, abilities and interests.

Visit the Auckland Art Gallery, or the Auckland Domain where lush gardens and open green spaces are plentiful. Alternatively, stroll down to the waterfront and be blown away by the impressive super yachts docked in the Silo Marina.

While you’re at the waterfront, take a walk along the harbour. You'll love watching the yachts, ferries and cruise ships occupy the space. You may see some dolphins who are regular visitors to the Waitemata Harbour! You could also try the 16km Coast to Coast walk, the Britomart to Mission Bay walk or the Wynyard Quarter Waterfront loop.

Venturing out of Auckland City is where the real fun begins! With over 16,000 hectares of native forest and coastline only a 45-minute drive from Auckland’s city centre, you can easily spend the day tramping, surfing, paragliding or mountain biking; you choose!

Heading south of the city centre brings you to Auckland’s hotspot for daredevils and thrill seekers. Rainbow’s End, Vector Wero Whitewater Park and Spookers are theme parks not for the faint-hearted!

Auckland is an attractive holiday destination for those who crave variety. Travelling by bus from Whakatane to Auckland is easy and affordable with InterCity.

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

Take a tour of the city of Auckland with the Auckland Hop On Hop Off Explorer Bus.