News 17 May 2024 • 10 comments

Shuttle Bus Transfer

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

Select the day/zone you would like to explore from the regions below.

  • Thursday 14th November
    Red Zone – includes Tauranga South, Pyes Pa, Welcome Bay & Ohauiti
  • Friday 15th November
    Yellow Zone – includes Bethlehem, Tauranga Central, Matua & Otumoetai
  • Saturday 16th November
    Green Zone – includes Te Puke, Papamoa & Mt Maunganui
  • Sunday 17th November
    Blue Zone – includes Aongatete, Omokoroa & Te Puna

On the day, we will choose a ‘pick of the bunch’ selection of garden and art stops within your booked zone to ensure you get the most out of your day!

The shuttles will run daily and have limited availability, so make sure you pre-purchase your ticket for the day and zone you want so you don’t miss out. The shuttles will depart from Tauranga City Centre at 9am and return at 5pm (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) and 3pm (Sunday).

More information regarding the departure point for the shuttle will be sent out to you prior to the event

Group Bookings

If you are planning on travelling with your friends or in a group, it is best to purchase your tickets as a group; therefore, have 1 person purchase all the tickets together, this way we will be able to ensure you all travel together.

If you have any questions regarding this, please contact us at tickets@gardenandartfestival.co.nz

Cost per adult for 1 day – $60

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

Please note: this is for the Shuttle Bus Only and does NOT include admission to the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival; please purchase a festival ticket separately.


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.