Tairāwhiti Gisborne


  • Excellent surf beaches
  • Wine trail - chardonnay is the specialty
  • Māori culture and heritage


If you have a strong interest in Māori culture - and you love food, wine and surf beaches - Gisborne is a city you won't want to miss.

Gisborne is the first city in the world to greet the sun each morning. Gisborne has a reputation for amazing food, wine / beer and surf beaches. As the unofficial ‘Chardonnay Capital of New Zealand’, Gisborne has a comprehensive wine trail leading to boutique wineries. Several operators offer custom tours tailored for individuals or groups.

If you’re interested in Māori culture, Gisborne is an essential port of call on your itinerary. Old traditions are still evident in many parts of the city. 


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