Arrive in Eastland by air from other domestic centres, or by renting a car and taking a road trip. Your clients can stroll through town centres, or drive to the coast easily.

By Road

Eastland is a nice day’s drive from Auckland, especially when following some of the coastline.

Approx drive time and distances to other areas:




Approx Drive Time

Gisborne to Napier



3 hours

Gisborne to Tauranga (via Waioeka Gorge, SH2)



4 hours

Gisborne to Auckland (via Waioeka Gorge, SH2)



6 hours 20 mins

Gisborne to Tauranga (via Pacific Coast Highway touring route)



7 hours

Gisborne to Wellington



8 hours 15 mins

Gisborne to Auckland (via East Cape)



10 hours 30 mins


Your clients can get around the North Island by coach with InterCity Coachlines or a number of other suppliers.

Driving Routes
The Pacific Coast Highway will lead clients from Auckland through to Eastland and onto Hawke’s Bay, although an overnight stop may be needed. If you want a shorter route to the Hawke’s Bay take the Waioeka Gorge from Tauranga to Gisborne.

Although clients can drive from Rotorua to Eastland through the Urewera National Park, the road is partly unsealed so they will need to be careful. Remind clients to check with their car rental company that driving on unsealed roads is permitted with their rental cars.

By Air

Gisborne airport is the only airport within Eastland and offers domestic flights only.

Airlines flying into Gisborne include:
Air New Zealand

Approx flying time to other cities:


Approx Flying Time

Gisborne to Auckland

1 hour

Gisborne to Wellington

1 hour 10 mins

Gisborne to Christchurch

2 hours 25 mins


Getting to and from the airport
Gisborne airport is approximately 10-12 minutes from the town centre.

Clients can get a taxi to the town centre for approximately $15.

Getting Around Eastland

Getting around the town centres is easy by foot, however hire cars are also available from Gisborne. Courier companies and shuttles also transport people between the towns.