Tairāwhiti Gisborne is the original New Zealand
Full of adventure, stunning natural beauty and authentic hospitality. 
From historic sites to world-class wine, food and festivals, it’s a visitor’s paradise.
  • Discover the rich history and culture of the Tairāwhiti region through our fabulous museums and galleries
  • Taste award winning wine from our local wineries
  • Feed the local wild stingrays at Dive Tatapouri
  • Tairāwhiti Gisborne has some of the most consistent surf in New Zealand. A strong swell passes our coast, moving from south-west to north-east, and there’s a steady sea breeze, creating many different types of breaks for new and expert surfers
  • Explore our extensive coastline and beaches, enjoying a swim in the ocean
  • Venture out to Rere rockslide and waterfall
  • Take a short trip to Morere Hot Springs, hiking the native tracks or simply relaxing and soaking in natural mineral pools
  • Visit Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 135 hectares of exotic native trees and plants, with walking trails suitable for all fitness levels
  • Walk or drive up Kaiti Hill for full views of Gisborne city and Young Nick’s Head
  • If you are keen for an indoor and outdoor swimming pool day, why not head to the Olympic Pools for a fun day out with family and friends
  • Take an afternoon excursion of the bay on the MV Takitimu
  • Enjoy the regions delight at the Gisborne farmer’s market every Saturday morning at 9:30am
  • Visit the stone studio for genuine New Zealand greenstone carvings, and tasty Fudge
  • Visit the Sunshine Brewery and taste a wide range of coastal favourites
  • Get your iron wood into action and head on down to our poverty bay golf club, one of New Zealand’s top golfing treasures

For a comprehensive list of all the Gisborne and the Eastland Region offers visit