Gisborne has a variety of world class beaches to suit everyone. Perfect for playing, swimming, surfing, basking and strolling along while taking in the views.
Take a Surf Lesson while you’re here:
Salt Shack Surf School www.saltshacksurfschool.com
Surf Lessons Gisborne & Surfboard Hire www.newwavenz.com
Blitz Surf Shop www.blitzsurf.co.nz
Surfing with Sarah www.surfingwithsarah.co.nz
World Class Wineries
Top of the A List for adrenaline junkies worldwide. Previously an unknown local taonga - Rere Rockslide went viral on YouTube a few years ago and is now a global sensation! Even if you're not so keen on flying down the slide yourself - it's always worth a visit to watch the thrill seekers.
Take one of our delicious picnic hampers up to Rere Falls for a relaxing lunch by the falls. It's also a great swimming spot in summer.
Rere & Motu Trails www.motutrails.co.nz
For an epic Mountain Bike Adventure go ride the beautiful and picturesque Rere Trails. We can arrange bike/E-bike hire for you, and we can deliver you to the trailhead free of charge.
Unlock the mysteries of the southern skies in Aotearoa with John Drummond - one of NZ's leading astronomers. Far from light pollution and under the dark skies of Patutahi, Gisborne Astro Tours is a unique and memorable experience for all ages. John will take you on a tour of our solar system from his own backyard in Patutahi - one of NZ's best locations to view the clear night sky without any light pollution
Eastwoodhill Arboretum www.eastwoodhill.org.nz
We can pack you a delicious picnic to eat amongst the beautiful trees at New Zealand’s National Arboretum.
East Coast Museum of Technology www.ecmot.org.nz
Take a stroll down memory lane and discover NZ's best Museum - an absolute treasure trove of items from kitchen utensils to firetrucks and farm machinery - you won't be disappointed!
Gisborne Railbike Adventures www.railbikes.nz A truly unique tandem cycle experience in Tairāwhiti Gisborne – using non-operating railway lines.
Patutahi Golf Club Ph: 06 862 7789
Enjoy a round of golf at this great 9 hole course. We have a complimentary set of golf clubs available for our guests.
Lakes Waikaremoana & Waikareiti www.doc.govt.nz › places › te-urewera › things-to-do
Take a wilderness hike in one of NZ's most beautiful rainforests. Day or multi-day hiking options are available
To the Coast…
Stingray Feeding www.divetatapouri.com
Interact with Wild Short Tail Stingrays, Eagle Rays and other reef dwellers in their natural habitat.
Tolaga Bay Walk to where Captain Cook and his crew landed in 1769 and stayed for 3 months resupplying his ship and surveying NZ’s flora and fauna as part of his circumnavigation of New Zealand.
Tolaga Bay Wharf
Historic 660 metre wharf with glorious views of the bay. Easy walk.
Tolaga Bay Cashmere Company
While at Tolaga Bay, pop in and see Trish, NZ's premier supplier of world class cashmere knitwear and they have a seconds shop on site!
Touchwood Fishing Charters www.touchwoodfishingchartersgisborne.co.nz