Splore Express Bus

Aotearoa has a car culture. 90% of us drive to work by ourselves and our 3.1 million cars and vans are responsible for 12 per cent of annual greenhouse gas emissions.

Catching the bus is a great way to get to Splore and you'll make a positive impact on the environment by reducing travel related greenhouse gas emissions and reaping the benefits of not bringing another car to Tapapakanga.

We want as many people as possible to travel by bus, which is why we have subsidised the price so that you can get a ride for as little cost as possible.

Splore Express Bus ticket prices are just $10 each way. The busses depart from and return to 164 Quay Street, Downtown, Auckland just 50m west of Britomart this makes it easy for you to connect with all the public transport links in the area .

Going to Splore on Friday, buses will depart at 9.00am and 1.30pm and arrive at Splore approximately 1.5 hours later.

Your Splore ticket and wristband processing will take place on board, so no waiting in queues at the front gate. The Splore Express will take you directly to camp HQ where you can simply unload and get going into the festival.

There is plenty of of space for all your gear down in the cargo hold so don't worry about that you can still bring all your favourite camping things.

Traveling home on the bus will allow you fully take part in the festivities of the last day. Letting the bus driver take care of the driving you can have a couple for the road, no worries. 

Return buses will depart Tapapakanga at 4pm & 6.30pm on Sunday.

Local police are cracking down on drivers under the influence. The driving limit has been reduced and it’s quite likely that there will be some kind of monitoring after the event. Why risk it when you can hop on a bus back to town. Safe, sustainable, convenient and cheap.

Click here to buy bus tickets

Actual Splore Express bus is a comfortable air-conditioned coach with extra luggage space. The bus pictured is the super awesome Old Skool shuttle bus that travels between the beach and camping.

Actual Splore Express bus is a comfortable air-conditioned coach with extra luggage space. The bus pictured is the super awesome Old Skool shuttle bus that travels between the beach and camping.

Location map and directions

Tapapakanga Regional Park is located 72km south east of Auckland CBD.  Off the motorway, the roads are well sealed but windy with sharp corners in some parts of the trip - please drive carefully.

Tapapakanga Park, Deerys Rd, Auckland 2585


Fill you car with Friends

We're determined to minimise our impact on the environment by reducing the number of vehicles coming to Splore. A great way to do this is to get more peeps into fewer cars through carpooling and ride sharing.

We have created the Splore Carpool Club - Ride Sharing is Caring, on Facebook. This is the perfect place to connect with other Splorers, fill up your cars and hook up sweet rides. Remember vehicles with 3+ people will earn subsidised parking by getting a $35 refund on their pre-purchased parking pass.

Ahoy There!- Boats at Splore

Coming to Splore by sea is pretty awesome, and the Tikapamona Bay at Tapapakang Regional Park can be a stunning anchorage. From there you will have brilliant views across the festival site. 

Fore planning is required though, as it can be a little tricky out there if a easterly wind is blowing. Be sure to check the local maritime weather forecast prior to setting sail for Splore!

To help us monitor the water side activity we have come up with a few simple measures. Pre-register your vessel online. This will give us some idea of how many vessels to expect on the weekend and how many people will be coming ashore. Plus we will be able to contact you if we need to share any information prior to or during the event, Click here to register you vessel now. 

Download the Splore Boatie guidelines right here.

Join the Splore Festival Y.C. on FaceBook.

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