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Gisborne region experience

Beaches, rivers, lakes, and mountains  

  • Beaches - Wainui, Makorori, Waikanae. Sun, swimming, surfing.
    Gisborne has 6 protected surf breaks
  • Walks/Hiking - city, coastal, rural and bush walks, including historic and scenic walks.
    Glen will guide these if required.
  • Visit historic sites such as Captain Cook's landing place, Young Nick's statue.
  • Explore the Coast - within an hour's drive of Gisborne visitors can explore Mahia Peninsula in the south, and the East Coast to the North.
  • Maori Marae, and meeting houses.
  • Soak in the Morere hot mineral pools.
  • 30 minutes north is Tolaga Bay - walk on the Wharf (the longest wharf in New Zealand)
  • Swim and/or snorkel at the Marine Reserve at Pouawa.
  • Golf - The Poverty Bay Golf Club is one of the finest historic links courses in the country.
  • Fresh water fishing - Gisborne offers world class trout fishing; guided trips available on request
  • Art Galleries -Tairawhiti Museum and Art Gallery; Toihoukura (Maori Art); Paul Nache Gallery
  • Winery and Vineyard visits & tours
  • Feed stingrays in the wild
  • Sea fishing and diving
  • Scenic flights
  • Cafes and restaurants

Glen and Kim are happy to help plan your itinerary