Welcome to Dempsey Buses

Being ideally based between the Whanganui National Park and the World Heritage Tongariro National Park on the Central Plateau of the North Island we are able to offer visitors a comprehensive shuttle and bus service to all of the districts main attractions.


We offer the most comprehensive transport service in the district including the world famous Tongariro Crossing whether you are a local or just visiting the area.


Having lived, worked, and played in the district for over 45 years we are truly local and our knowledge of the district is vast.




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Established in 1987 Dempsey Buses has grown to be the major passenger transport supplier in the Waimarino District.


Contracted to the Ministry of Education for school transport serving, Ruapehu College, Raetihi and Ohakune Primary Schools we are also contracted to Winstone Pulp International to supply transport for their workers at the Karioi Pulp Mill which is a 24/7 operation.


We have been involved with the local film industry being a major supplier of transport for films such as Lord of the Rings, The Last Samurai, Without a Paddle, River Queen, and being involved with transport for the Lion Witch and Wardrobe, Nadia, and the Hobbit.


PO Box 39 | 24 Seddon Street | Raetihi | Ph/Fax 06 385 4022 | email info@dempseybuses.co.nz


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