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.
Cruise ships tender at Eastland Port which is 0.5km (0.3 miles) from the city centre, smaller vessels may berth at Wharves 7 or 8.
A shuttle bus service is provided from the port to the Gisborne i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, located close to the centre of town.
Gisborne city is easily explored on foot. You will need to have a vehicle to venture to the surrounding areas of Tairawhiti.
Taxis are available in Gisborne city.
Gisborne Taxi Society can be contacted on 06 867 2222.
Not all taxis accept credit cards. Please ask your driver before boarding.
We recommend rental cars be booked in advance. Find a rental car in Gisborne.