Bus TravelPass in NZ

This item appears on page 4 of the February 2015 issue.

Visitors to New Zealand can use TravelPass bus passes offered by InterCity (Sky City Travel Centre, 102 Hobson St., Auckland, New Zealand; phone +64 9 583 5780).

InterCity TravelPass trips follow preplanned itineraries. TravelPasses are good for up to 12 months after purchase, and, for as long as the pass is valid, a rider can pause his trip and stay in one of InterCity’s destinations, then board a later bus to finish his trip. Passes also cover ferrying between islands (when applicable). The buses have free Wi-Fi, too. 

Among 14 trips is the “Island Loop,” which costs NZD993 (near $771) and goes from Auckland on the North Island to Queenstown on the South Island and back again, with stops at the Hobbiton movie set, Rotorua, Wellington, Picton, Christchurch and Wellington. 

Find the full trip list at www.intercity.co.nz/bus-pass/travelpass/new-zealand-itineraries.