Please note there will be no public services operating during Alert Levels 3 & 4. Reduced services operating during Alert Level 1 & 2.
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School Bus Services and School Charters


School Bus

Golden Bay Coachlines has been operating school bus services for more than 70 years. We transport more than 1000 students each school day.

We operate the school bus routes for the following schools:

  • Central Takaka School
  • Collingwood Area School
  • Golden Bay High School
  • Motupipi School
  • Murchison Area School
  • Takaka Primary School

For information on eligibility, bus routes, bus stops, timetables and general enquiries on School Transport please contact your schools bus controller or Principal in the first instance. For further information on eligibility, parents should visit the Ministry of Education website.

School Charters

We can provide transport solutions for all school groups participating in any of the following activities:

  • School Camps
  • Sporting Events
  • School Balls
  • lnterschool competitons

We have a range of buses and can provide the right size bus for your group. Call us today to discuss your requirements.

SESTA Services

Special education school transport assistance.

SESTA is for students who have special educational needs and may have difficulty getting to school. Golden Bay Coach lines can provide vehicles to transport pupils with special needs to and from school.

Caregivers should contact the Ministry of Education to discuss their individual requirements.