By Gisborne i-SITE
By Tourism Eastland
By Brennan Thomas
During your getaway to the Tairāwhiti Gisborne region make sure you check out the small towns along the coast.
Loads of water activities, fishing and golden beaches await.
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. Find out the best places to visit and things to do.
The small Gisborne town of Ruatōria is the gateway to Mount Hikurangi. The population is just 750 people and there are only a handful of shops. Plan your visit to the area.
Stop in Te Araroa to admire our oldest pohutukawa tree, then climb up to the top of the East Coast Lighthouse on the most eastern point of New Zealand. Find more things to do.
Ōpōtiki is a great place to slow down and get into the mood of the Tairāwhiti Gisborne and Bay of Plenty regions. There are beaches to wander, forests to explore and rivers to swim. Find out more.