2021 Festival 8-18 July

June 30th, 2021

Free Travel to the Science Fest


The Otago Regional Council is a proud sponsor of the New Zealand International Science Festival, running from 8-18 July during the school holidays.

If you are planning on going, consider taking the bus at only $2 one way with a Bee Card (including free transfers).

Orbus will also be offering free travel for the University Expo at the Otago Business School and the Big Science Show at the University of Otago’s Teacher’s College Auditorium on the weekend of the 10th and 11th of July.

Festival director Dan Hendra says, “We are delighted by a new initiative from one of our key sponsors for this year’s festival, the Otago Regional Council, who have made science even more accessible by providing a number of free services across the festival period. This aligns strongly with our strategy to make science accessible to everyone, everywhere.”

The terms and conditions for free travel are as follows: Passengers should show the Orbus advert from the official Science Festival programme to the driver (or say they are attending the science festival) to get free return bus travel. This is to any bus stop in the tertiary precinct on Albany Street, Clyde Street, Union Street East and Harbour Terrace when travelling on routes 14, 15, 37, 38 and 63 on Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th July 2021.