About Reesby Rotorua

pou guarding the beachWhat we do:

  • Cruise ship charters
  • Airport transfers
  • Wedding Charters
  • Group charters
  • Corporate transfers
  • New Zealand tours


Auckland – Rotorua – Christchurch

Reesby Rotorua head office is situated in Rotorua a short 60 minute drive from the cruise ship port of Mt Maunganui Tauranga,with additional bus depots in Auckland and Christchurch.

Rotorua – is North Island tourism central.

The Coromandel, Waikato, National Park and the entire Bay of Plenty are on our doorstep.

Auckland is an easy 3 hour drive.

Christchurch is the gate way to the South island – the ski resorts of the Southern Alps and the unspoilt West Coast.

The company provides the assurance that we have the most professional drivers and safest buses to ensure your group travel arrangements are hassle free and enjoyable.


Reesby Rotorua a small company with a big reputation for consistency of supply and quality of service.

There are two separate bus entities.

  1. Tour coaches
  2. Urban buses

reesby rotorua on location

Tour coaches – Reesby Rotorua conduct tours through both the North and South Islands of New Zealand. We are contracted to provide coaches for all GTA and Top Deck tours.

Urban Buses – Reesby Rotorua have the City Ride urban bus contract for Rotorua with links to Te Puke, Mt Maunganui and Tauranga.

For city to city services we recommend – Mana Bus

Our success is measured by timeliness, friendliness and professionalism.

bus safety is the Reesby Rotorua priority

Safety, Service & Maintenance

Safety is not compromised for cost.

  • All coaches are late model.
  • All coaches are serviced at 5000km intervals.
  • In house Enduroquip hoists provide easy access for all mechanical and electrical inspection.
  • All specialist maintenance is contracted out to qualified professionals.
  • All Drivers carry mobile phones with full network coverage.
  • Offices are manned 24/7.
  • NEW tyres are always used there is no use of Retreads.
  • Our fleet has a five star NTSA rating.
  • In August 2013 the entire Reesby Rotorua fleet achieved a perfect score for safety, quality and roadworthiness.

The business first began in Turangi with a Ministry of Education school bus contract and a contract with Codelfa-Cogelar to provide 24 hour transport for workers involved in the construction of the Tongariro Power scheme. At the completion of the tunnelling project the business moved to the tourism hub of Rotorua embarking on high end tours using only late model luxury coaches.

Today Reesby Rotorua is a recognised leader in the supply of quality late model vehicles for national, urban and tourism transport. The basis for maintaining a successful operation spanning thirty years is the consistency and supply of quality coaches, dedicated staff and professionalism.


In August 2015, Reesby Rotorua was bought by InMotion Group. Group chairman Sir Brian Souter said businesses owned by InMotion Group in New Zealand now have 340 buses and 19 ferries carrying around 16 million bus and ferry passengers in New Zealand annually. That encompasses local and long distance bus operations as well as the Auckland based Fuller Group ferry business.