Welcome to Nimon and Sons Ltd

We’re owned and operated by one of the Hawke’s Bay’s longest serving families with over 100 years of transportation and customer satisfaction experience.

Originating in Havelock North, Nimon and Sons Ltd is now based in Whakatu (Hastings), Hawke’s Bay where our main office, depot, and workshop facilities are located. There are additional depots in Napier and Taupo that operate school buses and luxury coaches. The Company operates a fleet of around 100 vehicles in a variety of capacities.

We’ve been ‘Backing the Bay’ and transporting people around our beautiful country since 1905. With such vast experience, who better to show you around.

Nimon and Sons operates in three main sectors:

  • coach tours and charter services
  • school/student transport services
  • private contracts for staff transport.

We tick all the boxes

Nimon and Sons Ltd hold a current Passenger Transport Service License, as well as a Vehicle Rental License, these satisfying legislative requirements for us to operate our business.
We also hold a 5-Star Fleet Rating with VTNZ New Zealand Transport Authority (NZTA).

Workplace training and assessment is provided within the company to NZQA standards, enabling our drivers to excel at their job.

We are ‘Qualmark Visitor Transport’ endorsed to ensure our customer-care systems are world-class and Nimon and Sons are very proud to have been awarded an ‘Enviro Silver’ endorsement, for meeting the very high standards of Qualmark’s environmental responsibility assessment.

Additionally, the Company is a member of:

  • The Bus and Coach Association of NZ
  • Tourism Industry Association of NZ
  • Cruise New Zealand
  • Hawke’s Bay Tourism
  • Conference & Incentive New Zealand.
  • Destination Great Lake Taupo

Coaches waiting for one of the many cruise ships to visit the Port of Napier.  Voted the 2nd best port in New Zealand by cruise ship passengers


The gates at the iconic Hawke's Bay Te Mata Peak.  


Traveling down Te Mata Peak.  Nimon and Sons have the only Traffic Management Plan approved by Hawke's Bay Regional Council to transport large passenger vehicles up and down Te Mata Peak.


Coach #34.  Our Magpies branded 50 seat coach showing our support of our local Rugby team the Hawke's Bay Magpies.  Nimons have been a long time 1stXV sponsor of the team


Waiting for cruise ship passengers to grace our beautiful region


One of the many cruise ships to visit our region.  Voted the second best port by Cruise ship passengers


Interior of Coach #1


Interior of Coach #4 and #22


One of the 100 plus vehicles available from Nimon and Sons.  #112 with 11 seats and tow bar for luggage trailer (available on request) 


How can we help?

For a free, no obligation quote, simply fill out the form below and one of our friendly team will contact you soon.

Alternatively, give us a call to discuss your needs so we can allocate the right vehicle and driver.

Our charter service runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we can pick-up from anywhere in the country.

Our drivers are experienced, professional and NZQA-qualified. If you have a favourite driver in mind, feel free to make a request.

Note: The clock we have used in this form is 24 hours. When you place your booking, please ensure you factor this in when allocating a pick up/ drop off time in the afternoon.


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