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get from tauranga to whakatane?

the rivah
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get from tauranga to whakatane?

we are traveling by intercity bus. we need to get from Tauranga to Whakatane (where there is a bus to Gisborne).. but there is no bus from Tauranga to Whakatane. Any suggestions are welcome. thanks

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1. Re: get from tauranga to whakatane?

I think you will find that there is an intercity service but that it goes via Rotorua which of course adds a couple of hours to the journey.

Have a look at


which lists a number of transport operators in the Bay of Plenty

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2. Re: get from tauranga to whakatane?

Ive just checked the Intercity timetable and it looks like you can either travel from Tauranga to Whakatane directly, or via Rotorua.

There is also a bus company called Hopper Bus - baybus service for Tauranga to Whakatane www.baybus.co.nz.

Is there a reason for stopping off in Whakatane, rather than travel from Tauranga to Gisborne directly?

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3. Re: get from tauranga to whakatane?

The Hopper bus service is a run leaving Whakatane in the morning around 9.00am and returns leaving Tauranga around 2.00pm.

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