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Explore our region

Take your time to explore and enjoy Gisborne and the region of Tairawhiti. 
Here's some ideas for things to do and see around our region.


surf some of the best breaks in New Zealand

Rere rockslide

enjoy a swim at any of our safe beaches

slide down the Rere rock slide - a 60m long natural water slide

raft the Motu River

get face-to-face with a Mako shark in the safety of a dive cage

feed stingray off the Tatapouri reef.

Hunting and fishing

hook a trophy trout from the Ruakituri River

tramp or hunt through virtually untouched native bush

explore a whole coastline of fresh seafood; book a game-fishing charter

Relax and enjoy

freedom camping

summer camping 

play a round of golf   

Walkways and trails

stroll through Eastwoodhill Arboretum's 20km of walking tracks

walk a range of tacks through native bush. Check out our walkways and trails

drive 'up the coast' experience friendly East Coast hospitality

Arts and culture

relax at the theatre - watch art house productions at the Dome cinema, or see the latest Hollywood movies at the Odeon multiplex theatre

visit the Tairāwhiti Museum

visit Toihoukura on the EIT campus – contemporary Māori Art on display

Wine and foodWine and food

sample wines of Gisborne – Chardonnay capital of New Zealand. Enjoy cellar door tastings or organise a wine tour

dine at one of our harbour side cafes and restaurants or one of our many other cafes and restaurants

Farmers' Market on Saturday morning for fresh local produce

Annual festivals and events

Gisborne Feast - wine & food festival in October

Rhythm and Vines - see in the New Year at the biggest party

Related links

Check out what's on:

Olympic pools - main pool is covered and heated

Tourism Eastland - Gisborne Tairawhiti tourism website

Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti - events

Gisborne News  - Local newspaper

Gisborne Photo News - monthly Photo News between 1954 and 1975

HB Williams Memorial Library - Gisborne's public library

Tairawhiti Museum - and art gallery, one of the best regional museums in the country

Heart of Gisborne  - helps create a vibrant central business district

East Coast Museum of Technology - displays and demonstrates historic artefacts from our district.

Gisborne City Specials - includes what's on at the Odeon multiplex theatre

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