InterCity operates daily buses to Gisborne from a variety of towns and cities across the North Island.

Gisborne services arrive at the bus stop located outside the Gisborne i-SITE at 209 Grey Street.

Search for a bus to Gisborne and book online with New Zealand's most popular national bus network.

Approximate bus to Gisborne travel times:

Bus Auckland to Gisborne: 9 hours 30 minutes

Bus Manukau to Gisborne: 9 hours

Bus Hamilton to Gisborne: 7 hours

Bus Rotorua to Gisborne: 4 hours 35 minutes

Bus Hastings to Gisborne: 4 hours 20 minutes

Bus Napier to Gisborne: 3 hours 50 minutes

Bus Palmerston North to Gisborne: 7 hours 30 minutes

Bus Wellington to Gisborne: 9 hours 35 minutes

About Gisborne

Affectionately known as 'Gizzy', Gisborne is New Zealand's most easterly city and the first to see the sun! Located at the north end of Poverty Bay, the main attraction in Gisborne is the glorious sea.

Thrash around in the waves and learn to surf, feed the stingrays in Tatapouri, give rocksliding a go or simply take a walk along the beach and explore areas of pristine beauty. 

Gisborne is also well known for the wine it produces, being the third largest producer in New Zealand of wine grapes after Malborough and Hawke's Bay. If you want to learn more about Gisborne's wine industry and think you'd quite enjoy some taste testing, why not take a tour of one of Gisborne's vineyards?

Gisborne is steeped in rich Maori and European history. Many years ago, the first few waka (canoes) that landed in New Zealand first came to Titirangi Hill, Gisborne. A culturally significant place to New Zealand and the region, this is an integral part of Maori history and legends. Visit the Tarawhiti Museum to see early Maori artifacts and photographs.

Surrounded by hilly forestland and the sea, Gisborne has many spectacular walks providing incredible views. Many of these walks are short and easy that can be done by anyone. Take a look at this link for more information about Gisborne's walks.

The popular Rhythm and Vines New Year's festival is held in Gisborne each year attracting people from all over New Zealand.

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