InterCity operates regular services between Gisborne and Rotorua.

The journey takes approximately 5 hours, with buses leaving from outside Gisborne i-SITE at 209 Grey St and arriving in Rotorua outside the i-SITE at 1167 Fenton St.

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About Rotorua

Nestled in the centre of the North Island, Rotorua is one of New Zealand's most popular tourist destinations. Where else can you see awe-inspiring geothermal activity, immerse yourself in Maori culture and enjoy all kinds of weird and wacky adventure activities all in one day?

Marvel at the shooting geysers and boiling mud pools that occur naturally in Rotorua at sites like Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley and Waiotapu, and visit the Te Wairoa Buried Village to see how the eruption of Mt Tarawera obliterated and entire community. Enjoy cultural performances and a warm traditional welcome, or sample an authentic hangi meal cooked under the earth at Tamaki Maori Village.

Rotorua is surrounded by fertile farmland - visit the Agrodome for a taste of rural life and see sheep being shorn and farm dogs showing off their skills. Or if you're a thrillseeker, Agroventures offers the opportunity to fly through the air, speed through water on a jet boat or freefall in an outdoor wind tunnel!

For urban Rotorua bus services including routes and timetables, visit Rotorua Lakes Council.

GreatSights offers day tours departing from Rotorua to Waitomo Caves and the famous Hobbiton Movie Set.