Bus and Coach
Services From Gisborne
Explore New Zealand's North Island with its
unique 7 unique geographical regions and diverse natural beauty,
from soaring mountain peaks, fiords, lakes, rivers, native rugged
bush, the majestic volcanoes of the North Island's central plateau
to the central North Island skifields of Whakapapa and Turoa by bus and coach from Gisborne.
Gisborne (Pop: 35,400) (Māori:
Tūranga-nui-a-Kiwa, "The place where 'Kiwa' -
of the Tākitimu waka - stood") is the name of the largest settlement
within the Gisborne Region located on north eastern of New Zealand's North
The Gisborne region is located in the north eastern corner of the North
Island and is also referred to as the East Cape or East Coast or Eastland
region. It is a sparsely inhabited and isolated region, with small
settlements mainly clinging to small bays along the eastern shore including
Tokomaru Bay and Tolaga Bay.
Located 233 kms north of Napier, Gisborne is a sunny prosperous river port
city where the Waimata and Taruheru rivers adjoin the city, giving it a
Inland from Gisborne, the land
is rough, predominantly forested, hill country. Te Urewera National Park is
located in the west of the region, and the Kaingaroa Forest is located
further west of that. A spine of rough ridges dominates the centre of the
region, culminating in the impressive bulk of the 1620 metre Mount Hikurangi
in the region's northeast.
This mountain is the fifth highest mountain in the North Island, and the
highest that is not a volcano. Regarded as sacred by the Māori, there is
some justification to the claims that this is the first mountain to see the
sun in summer.
Surrounded by rich flat lands and mountains, Gisborne is the closet to the
international Dateline and sees the sunrise before any other city in the
Gisborne city maintains a rural charm and is a popular holiday spot. Local
industries include agriculture, horticulture, farming and forestry. Wine
production is also valuable to the local economy. It is sometimes known as
the City of Rivers as the centre of the city is the convergence of three
Eastland was the first land
sight seeing by Captain Cook and also early Maori and European history.
Eastland is part of the Pacific Coast Highway.
Gisborne is in modern buses and coaches with
InterCity Coachlines, operating a fleet
of eco-friendly air conditioned buses with reclining seats and foot
Newmans Coachlines operate premier
services using a fleet of modern eco-friendly air conditioned coaches
featuring reclining seats with foot and head rests and onboard toilet/washroom
you want to explore and see New Zealand's unique scenic beauty from
Gisborne, there are a range of flexible 'Book As You Go'
bus, scenic coach, ferry travel and
value for money travel.
Your 'Book As You Go' flexible bus, scenic coach and ferry pass, allows
you to travel through out New Zealand on New Zealand's largest regional and
national bus, coach, scenic coach, ferry and sightseeing network, that
includes Cook Strait ferry sailings between the North and South Islands,
sightseeing tours - like dolphin watching cruises in the Bay of Islands and
lots more. Travel is discounted, so you will be saving money, as you travel
plus it gives you total freedom to alter your plans whenever you want.
Set your own itinerary and travel when you want, as your 'Book As
You Go' flexible bus, scenic coach and ferry pass is valid for 12 months so you can
stay a while and leave when you please.