News 15 July 2022 • 7 comments

Shuttle Bus Service

Jump on the official Garden & Art Festival shuttle and take the hassle out of your festival experience.

We will choose a ‘pick of the bunch’ selection of venues and each day the shuttle will visit an assortment of venues from each zone, scheduled to make the most of your day.

  • 17th November
    Red Zone (Pyes Pa, Oropi & Welcome Bay)
  • 18th November
    Yellow Zone (Tauranga Central, Matua & Otumoetai)
  • 19th November
    Green Zone (Te Puke, Papamoa & Mt Maunganui)
  • 20th November
    Blue Zone (Bethlehem, Te Puna & Katikati)

Cost per adult for 1 day – $55.50

The service will commence at the Festival Hub (Tauranga Racecourse) at 9am and return at 5pm.

*Festival passes are required with your shuttle ticket to enter the gardens

Venues each day will be selected based on location and popularity.
A lunch stop will be facilitated at one of the gardens or at the Festival Hub.


Private Shuttle Service

The Private Shuttle Service allows up to 8 hours of use, starting at 9am and running until 5pm. Groups can be collected from their location of choice within the Tauranga area, or from the Festival Hub. Clients can make their own selection of gardens to visit across all zones and may select a start and end time of choice within the 8 hour window.

  • Minivan 1 to 5 persons, full day $600
  • Minibus 6 to 12 persons, full day $800
  • Minibus 13 to 15 persons, full day $950
  • Mini coach 19 to 24 persons, full day $1,300
  • Groups larger than 24 persons should contact Mount Classic Tours directly for rates

For all the above private shuttle group bookings please contact Mount Classic Tours directly on: email info@mctours.co.nz or phone (0)7 574 1779.

About Mount Classic Tours

A local Tauranga company started in 2001, Mount Classics operates a fleet of high-quality coaches, minibuses and limousines from their Mt Maunganui base. Their team of drivers/guides is the best in the business and will make sure you have a wonderful day exploring the trail.

Support a local business hit hard by recent events, and enjoy their stress-free transport options.


7 comments so far

  1. Kathleen

    If 4 people wanted to go on a bus together, can you book a bus all in one go for those 4 people ?

    • Festival Team

      Hi Kathleen, it is fine for all 4 people to book individually for the bus. Simply meet up at the Festival Hub (Tauranga Racecourse) beforehand and make sure you all hop on together. Best wishes for a relaxing festival experience.

  2. J Benton

    How do we book a private shuttle service for 2 days for 4 people ?
    Jane

    • Festival Team

      Hi Jane, for all the above private shuttle group bookings please contact Mount Classic Tours directly on: email info@mctours.co.nz or phone (0)7 574 1779.

  3. Vanessa

    Hi, approx. how many gardens will be visited during the day?
    Is it hop on hop off with regular shuttles going past the selected gardens or do you stay with the same shuttle all day?
    If so how much time is allocated to each garden?
    Thanks for answering my questions,
    Vanessa

    • Festival Team

      Hi Vanessa, it will be between 7-10 gardens depending on the location. We will choose a ‘pick of the bunch’ selection of venues and each day the shuttle will visit an assortment of venues from each zone, scheduled to make the most of your day.

  4. Suzanne Jones

    Hi how long prior to the shuttle bus departing do we need to book for a 1 day tour

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