Tranzwatching in Southland, New Zealand
Adding to the mosaic of bus routes and service options between the towns and cities of New Zealand, budget bus line Naked Bus have announced a Sunday - Thursday service on a new route travelling both directions between Invercargill and Te Anau via Riverton, Colac Bay, Tuatapere and Manapouri. To the best of my knowledge previously this route was only served in one direction, by the circuit followed by the Bottom Bus, which offers a more comprehensive sight-seeing package, over several days, rather than casual trips at fare only. Intercity Coachlines operate between Te Anau and Invercargill but via a transfer at Gore. The Naked Bus service, which opens greater access to western Southland, will be welcome by vacation travellers and car less locals alike.