A deep amount of Maori culture and history, good food, top-class wineries and stunning surf beaches makes Gisborne in Tairawhiti an ideal place to visit.
Located on the North Island's East Coast, Tairawhiti is a place of rich history it is where the first Polynesian canoes landed, where Captain James Cook first came ashore from the Endeavour in October 1769 and where Maori and European first encountered each other.Gisborne is the first city in the world to see the sun each day and offers a diverse range of activities for visitors to enjoy.
Popular onshore activities in Gisborne
Explore one of the many excellent wineries and discover why Gisborne is recognised as the 'Chardonnay Capital of the World'
Surf one of Gisborne's popular surf beaches, local surf guides can take you to the perfect breaks.