Concession day passes for Cityride buses will be available from tomorrow - just in time for the long weekend.
A new partnership between Bay of Plenty Regional Council and the Rotorua i-Site will see concession day fare passes on Cityride buses available for purchase for the first time.
The council told the Rotorua Daily Post via a press release that the Day-Saver Pass could be purchased from Rotorua i-Sites by visitors and locals for $8.20.
"There are a lot of visitors who want to get around Rotorua to see local attractions on the bus," said Rotorua i-Site operations manager Kyle Kydd.
"The Cityride buses travel all around the city and to most of our major attractions particularly on route 1 which goes to Skyline Skyride, Rainbow Fairy Springs, OGO and Agroventures.
"With plenty of visitors coming into town for the long weekend, the bus is a good way for them to get around Rotorua without the hassles of driving and parking," said Mr Kydd.
Bay of Plenty Regional Council, who fund the Cityride bus service, said it made sense to have Rotorua i-Site sell the Day Saver pass with around one million visitors going through their sites annually, and a significant number of these visitors wanting to buy bus concession day passes.
"The i-Site is a one-stop shop for accessing great travel and transport deals, so it makes sense to make the Day Saver pass available through them," said Bay of Plenty Regional Council Transport Operations Officer Stella Norrris.
The Day Saver pass is valid for the day of purchase and entitles the user to travel on all Cityride Bus routes.
Mr Kydd said locals and travellers can purchase a Day Saver pass by visiting either their Fenton Street or Redwoods i-Site; or by going to www.rotoruanz.com/visit/travel-kit/i-site/ for more information.