East West Coaches is currently operating through the Lewis pass 3 days a week (Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday).
Departing Westport in the morning you will experience the mighty Buller George with stunning native forest views as you travel alongside the Buller river. We then pass through Inangahua junction turn off with the next stop being Historic mining town of Reefton. Our shuttle then heads through the Rahu saddle where you will be treated to more of our spectacular native forest with our next destination being Springs Junction where we stop for a short refreshment break.
Departing Springs Junction our next pickup point is Maruia Hot Springs thermal resort where we then carry on over the Lewis pass summit until we reach the St. James walkway starting point. this is where tramper's can make their way to and from the Saint Arnaud tramp or head across the valleys to the Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre to be picked up. After passing through the last of the native Beech forest's we then head towards Hanmer Spring's Junction turn off (For those wishing to get to and from Hanmer Spring's)
Our next destination for the shuttle is Culverden, where we have an optional short comfort stop. We then travel onto Waikari and Waipara where we pass the iconic Frog Rock. Moving on to our next destination's being Amberley, Waikuku and Woodend. Before reaching Christchurch we travel past Pine Acre's bus stop (For anyone wishing to go to or from Kaiapoi this is our closest stop) From there it's to the Christchurch airport if required, With our last stop being in the Christchurch City Center until we return to the West Coast in the afternoon.