This year we have even more buses running!

– Auckland
Bus stop: Corner Quay and Queen Streets
– Langs Beach
Bus stop: Opposite 1208 Cove Road
– Waipu
Bus stop: Waipu Monument
– Waipu Cove
Bus stop: Waipu Cove General Store
– Wellsford
Bus stop: Wellsford Community Centre
– Warkworth
Bus stop: Warkworth Information Centre
– Whangarei
Bus stop: Rose St Bus Stop
– Matakana
Bus stop: Matakana Primary School Bus Baby
– Ruakaka + Uretiti
Bus stop: Ruakaka Shopping Centre and Uretiti Camp Ground.
*Please be waiting at Uretiti pick up at the pick up time on your ticket (even though it will say Ruakaka)

Please see the Ticket Fairy for bus times and tickets.

Mangawhai Shuttle

Bus stop: Mangawhai Heads Info Centre
Bus stop: Mangawhai 4 Square

*Dec 29
To NB from 11.00 until 21.00
Leaves NB from 21.30 until 02.00
*Dec 30
To NB from 10.00 until 23.00
Leaves NB from 23.30 until 04.30
*Dec 31
To NB from 10.00 until 23.00
Leaves NB from 23.30 until 05.30

Please see the Ticket Fairy for shuttle times and tickets.

Bus + Shuttle Terms & Conditions

*Each ticket is per person, return in a single day

*All times are approx and subject to change

*The bus services will only stop at the places listed above. There are thousands of people using this service and we can’t arrange custom stops.

* You NEED to catch the service you book – your tickets are only valid for that service.

*We have changed our bus process this year and we will be scanning all tickets before you enter the bus.

*There is no alcohol allowed on the buses

*If you are intoxicated you will not be permitted on the bus (or into the festival)

*Please be considerate of other people and the businesses around the bus stops

*If you do not have a bus ticket and need a way to get home – if there is a space on the service you will be able to buy a ticket with your AWOP chip at the gate.


Parking at NB is free, but on­site parking is limited. The best spots will be given to campers first and then vehicles with 3 or more people in the car. The main car park is about 3­-4 mins walk from the campground, with an additional off­site car park (with a free shuttle service) for day passes and overflow parking.

**Please note: If you are camping on site and leave the venue at any point, it is possible you will have to park at our off site carpark on your return.


If you do decide to travel to Northern Bass by car, then please do your best to reduce the numbers of cars making the trip. Carpooling helps reduce the carbon emissions, reduces the impact on the beautiful farm we are privileged to host Northern Bass on and is inline with a more sustainable NB.