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Great views - overlooking the bay

Time : 1 hour. Vehicle access to Lookout.

Looking to the sky

Regarded as the most comprehensive collection of Northern Hemisphere trees south of the equator.

Gisborne i-SITE front view

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Waka Toa warriors doing the HAKA

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Going to the pictures at the Dome Cinema

Looking down Makarori beach to headland & hill walk

Time: 30 mins return

Discover the wonders and science of the universe above

Slides, a flying fox, climbing frames, trampolines and more at the Gisborne Botanical Gardens playground.

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Tairawhiti Museum

This marine is a special area of coastal and marine environment in which marine life and natural features are legally protected. It's home to eight different marine habitats including inshore reef, rocky inter-tidal platforms and sediment flats.

  • Swimming
  • Public Parks
  • Public Toilets
  • Surfing
  • Beaches

Northerns is the gentlest wave up the coast. Great for beginner / intermediates and those that want to cruise :)

  • Public Toilets
  • Public Parks
  • Playgrounds
  • Free

The Adventure Playground covers a large area with a children's playground and public toilets onsite

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Cymen Crick

New Zealand

The Gisborne waterfront was like a beacon for early Maori and European explorers. Just 5 mins from the city, retrace history and walk to where the first pacific waka and Captain Cook's ship the Endeavour first made landfall at NZ.


Waka Voyagers Tairawhiti

Sailing Experience

Wainui Beach Reserve provides access to Wainui Beach, it also has neighbourhood parks with play equipment and picnic tables.