Public holidays

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

 

Orbus Dunedin Public Holidays

Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Christmas Day are the only public holidays that the Orbus Dunedin bus service does not operate on.

However, on other public holidays, including observed public holidays, we run the public holiday schedule which is the same as a Sunday schedule.

New Years Day - 1 January 2023:  Holiday timetable
Day after New Years Day - 2 January 2023:  Holiday timetable
Observed New Years Day - 3 January 2023: Normal timetable
Waitangi Day - 6 February 2023:  Holiday timetable
Good Friday - 7 April 2023:  No buses running
Easter Sunday - 9 April 2023: No buses running
Easter Monday - 10 April 2023:  Holiday timetable
ANZAC Day - 25 April 2023:  Holiday timetable
Kings Birthday - 5 June 2023:  Holiday timetable
Matariki - 14 July 2023:  Holiday timetable
Labour Day - 23 October 2023:  Holiday timetable
Christmas Day - 25 December 2023:  No buses running
Boxing Day - 26 December 2023:  Holiday timetable

 

Orbus Queenstown Public Holidays

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 usual timetable every day.

 

Where to find your holiday bus or ferry 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.

Queenstown Ferries has limited services over the Christmas and New Year holiday period. 

Visit Queenstown Ferries for further information.

 

Topping up during the holidays

Otago Regional Council offices are closed during the Christmas and New year break, closed from Friday 23 December (Queenstown office will be closed from Thursday 22 December) and reopens early in the new year.

You can top up with cash on the bus, by card on the ferry, online at www.beecard.co.nz or at the following locations:

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