Kaiti Hill Walks and Lookout

Kaiti Hill Walks and Lookout



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5 Scenic Attractions

67 Walking

1 Gisborne



Time : 1 hour. Vehicle access to Lookout.

Various walks lead up from the base of Kaiti Hill to four lookout points. They make for fantastic viewing over Poverty Bay and beyond to Young Nicks Head and Mahia Peninsula. Other features include a World War II gun emplacement, a playground and nature trails.

It's a place of national significance as the base of Kaiti Hill is the site where the first European (Captain Cook) set foot on New Zealand soil, in October 1769.


Feature Value Info


North IslandOut EastGisborne


  • Scenic Attractions
  • Walking
  • Free


Mike Fricker's avatar

Mike Fricker

Ranking: 10/10

24Sept18. Wow, first review. How come? A nice walk, steep in places, with some good views at the top.
We camped on the beach below so had to do this one. Glad we did.
A nice pub down at the marina for a beer after. Not much lighting on the way back though.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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