Orbus services do not operate on some public holidays and in Dunedin services are reduced on certain public holidays.

Orbus Dunedin public holidays

Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Christmas Day are the only public holidays that the Orbus Dunedin bus service does not operate on.

However, on other public holidays, including observed public holidays, we run the public holiday timetable which is the same as a Sunday timetable.


Public holiday



New Years Day

1 January 2024

Holiday (Sunday) timetable

Day after New Years Day

 2 January 2024

Holiday (Sunday) timetable

Observed New Years Day

 3 January 2024

Normal timetable

Waitangi Day

 6 February 2024

Holiday (Sunday) timetable

Good Friday

 29 March

No buses running

Easter Sunday

 31 March

No buses running

Easter Monday

 1 April

Holiday (Sunday) timetable


 25 April 2024

Holiday (Sunday) timetable

Kings Birthday

 3 June 2024

Holiday (Sunday) timetable


 28 June 2024

Holiday (Sunday) timetable

Labour Day

 23 October 2024

Holiday (Sunday) timetable

Christmas Day

 25 December 2024

No buses running

Boxing Day

 26 December 2024

Holiday (Sunday) timetable

Orbus Queenstown public holidays

Christmas Day is the only public holiday that the Orbus Queenstown bus service does not operate on.

For all other public holidays, the service runs to the normal timetable every day.

Queenstown Ferries (Route 6 Hilton/Kelvin Heights to/from Queenstown) has limited services over the Christmas and New Year holiday period. For further information, visit Queenstown Ferries.