Public holidays

Orbus services do not operate on some public holidays and in Dunedin services are reduced on certain public holidays.

Orbus Queenstown 

Christmas Day is the only public holiday that the Orbus Queenstown bus service does not operate on. For all other public holidays, the service runs to the normal timetable every day.

Orbus Dunedin 

Services do not operate on the following days:

  • Christmas Day (The Otago Heritage Bus Society Suburban Rumbler will run on the Normanby/St Clair route via the Octagon). 
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday

Public holiday timetables apply to the following days:

  • 1 and 2 January (and associated observed statutory holidays)
  • Waitangi Day, 6 February *
  • Boxing Day, 26 December (and associated observed statutory holidays for Christmas and Boxing days)
  • Queen’s Birthday Monday
  • Easter Monday
  • Labour Day
  • Anzac Day, 25 April *


* When Waitangi Day and Anzac Day fall at a weekend, a normal service will apply on the weekend day and a public holiday service will apply on the official date of observance.

Normal weekday services will apply on Otago Anniversary Day Monday 22 March. 


Where to find your holiday bus timetable

Holiday bus timetables are available on the individual timetables for each route. To find the holiday timetable for your bus route go to Dunedin Bus Timetables or Queenstown Bus Timetables and select your route. From there you can either select the holiday date from the dropdown list, or download the timetable pdf.


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