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Discover New Zealand's unique 15 unique geographical regions with its diverse natural beauty, its lakes, rivers, native rugged bush, the majestic volcanoes of the North Island's central plateau, the North Island skifields of Whakapapa and Turoa to the mountain peaks of the majestic Southern Alps, the fiords of Milford and Doubtful Sounds, the great southern lakes, rivers, native rugged alpine bush and glaciers of the west coast of the South Island to the major South Island skifields of Mt Hutt, Queenstown and Wanaka on a national scenic travel network of bus, coach and ferry services in association with InterCity Coachlines, Newmans and Great Sights with its premier touring services.

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With a range of affordable fares and daily services operating 365 days a year to choose from, you can visit the major tourism destinations in New Zealand - north from Auckland to Paihia in the beautiful Bay of Islands or south to the thermal region of Rotorua or from Greymouth to Queenstown though lush alpine rain forests of the glacier region of South Island's west coast or from Queenstown - cruise the majestic Milford Sound or see Mt Cook/Aoraki - New Zealand's highest mountain in the Southern Alps, whilst travelling from Queenstown to Christchurch in modern luxury eco-friendly, air-conditioned touring coaches with panoramic windows and friendly drivers.

Travel to other tourist destinations and major ski and snowboarding fields, is on modern eco-friendly, air conditioned buses and coaches featuring reclining seats with foot and head rests, with some long distance services having on board washroom/toilet facilities. All regional bus and long distance coach services do stop regularly for comfort and refreshment breaks.

Some scenic bus services connect with Cook Strait ferry services that operate between Wellington in the North Island and Picton in the South Island.

The Starlighter overnight coach services between Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo, Palmerston North and Wellington, connecting with Wellington/Picton ferry services between Wellington in the North Island to Picton in the South Island. The Starlighter services features reclining seats with foot and head rests, individual reading lights and air-conditioning controls, onboard toilet/washroom facility and makes three refreshment/comfort stops on route.

There are also combined bus and ferry travel and fares to or from Paihia (Bay of Islands), Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo, Palmerston North or Wellington to Nelson, Blenheim, Kaikoura or Christchurch. Fares between these destinations includes all bus and ferry travel.

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If you are planning to ski, snowboard or explore New Zealand's scenic beauty, there is a 'Hop On/Hop Off' bus/ferry/sightseeing pass allowing you to travel at your own pace, in any direction, at any time, on InterCity Coachlines, Newmans Coachlines national bus, coach and ferry travel network and Great Sights premier sightseeing tour network, for up to 12 months from date of purchase, giving you real value for money travel.

By using a Scenic Bus/Train Pass, you can explore New Zealand, travelling on New Zealand's national passenger rail, bus and coach travel networks in any direction including selected sightseeing tours, at you own pace - giving you value for money travel through out New Zealand, whether you are an independent traveller, a family or small group, who want to get the best out of your New Zealand holiday.

So, sit back, relax and enjoy some of the finest scenery that New Zealand has to offer.