Eastland's unique mix of heritage, traditions and natural beauty make it a region abounding with diverse scenic highlights.
Eastland’s Te Urewera is the largest national park in New Zealand and is home to a world of pristine lakes, mountains and forests. If being fully immersed in nature sounds like you, head to this national park and enjoy the myriad of hiking tracks, fishing opportunities and hidden waterfalls it offers. The Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk is a 4-day adventure through the best of what this national park has to offer.
If coastal gems are of more interest, don’t miss the Tolaga Bay Wharf. A short drive from Gisborne, this is New Zealand’s longest wharf, jutting into the bay for 660m. Locals use the wharf for fishing – rumour has it that it’s an excellent place to catch dinner.
For a touch of fascinating heritage, head to the Tikitiki Church – one of the finest Maori Churches in New Zealand, built in 1924 as a memorial to soldiers from Eastland who died in World War I. The interior is extensively carved and beautifully decorated using Maori art and craft skills.