Super Gold Card FREE bus travel in Queenstown
Queenstown senior citizens who have a Super Gold Card can travel free on the Ritchies Connectabus services during off peak hours, this includes weekends and public holidays.
WHO provides these services in Queenstown?
Ritchies Connectabus provides FREE off-peak transport or New Zealand senior citizens with a Super Gold Card.
WHEN can I travel for free?
Free travel is only during the o-peak hours, these hours are from 9am – 3pm during the day and 6.30pm onwards in the evenings. Super Gold card holders are eligible to travel free during these times on all our local Queenstown Ritchies Connectabus services. AND at any time in weekend or on public holidays.
WHAT do I need to travel for free?
1. A Super Gold Card
You can I get a SuperGold Card by contacting the SuperGold Card Centre on 0800 25 45 65, e-mail email@example.com or download a copy of an application from www.supergold.govt.nz. You can also apply for a card at the Work and Income service centre at Remarkables Park.
2. A Ritchies Connectabus GoCard
The FREE bus services require the initial one-off purchase of a Ritchies Connectabus / Otago Regional Council GoCard for $5.00 either from the Ritchies Connectabus driver or our Camp St kiosk. This is a government requirement to track Super Gold Card use.
AND what else will the bus driver require from me?
Just where you are travelling to - this is to record the correct fare for the operator's reimbursement entitlement and to help monitor the use of services by Super Gold Card holders.
WHERE do I find a bus timetable?
There will be a bus timetable at the bus stop. You can get a pocket sized bus timetable from your bus driver, or go to our website www.connectabus.com. Note the times on the website are for when the bus commences its run on your route, so add the appropriate amount of time for it to reach your stop.