Gisborne is the main town in Eastland, on the North Island, and the most easterly town in New Zealand. Public transport is limited, but everything is easy to reach as the city is so small. Gisborne is located on the shores of Poverty Bay, with popular beaches in summer, and is surrounded by one of New Zealand’s major wine regions. The main shopping area is Gladstone Street, with its landmark Art Deco town clock tower.

Getting Around

By Bus -- Gisborne’s Red Bus Service has two buses that service the city center and the outer suburbs; the main bus terminal is at the corner of Gladstone and Bright Streets. A flat fare is paid for each ride, but you can buy a ticket for 10 rides (there is no saving, just convenience). Children 4 and under ride free. Buses run Monday to Friday only, from around 7am to 5:30pm, depending on the route.

By Taxi -- Gisborne has three taxi companies. Sun City Taxis (tel. 06/867-6767), Eastland Taxis (tel. 0800/282-947 or 06/867-0667), and Gisborne Taxi Society (tel. 06/867-2222); all offer regular taxi services.

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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.