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Tairāwhiti Gisborne

Gets up before anyone else. A birthplace of the new. Off the track, hongi a local, share a brew. Kia Kaha!

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Looking to the sky

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

Historic Maori Church

Great views - overlooking the bay

Time : 1 hour. Vehicle access to Lookout.

Ōpōtiki is considered the ‘Gateway to the East’.

Gisborne i-SITE front view

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Te Urewera National Park

scenic drive through

Te Urewera National Park

scenic drive through

Remote, rugged, immense.

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Spectacular Hukuwai Beach is 3km east of Opotiki, off SH35. The designated camping area is small, tucked between regenerating coastal bush and...

Water Front Freedom Camping. When you are driving eastward on SH2, Te Ahiaua (The Pipi beds) is the first place you can see the ocean.

Waka Toa warriors doing the HAKA
Its worth it

1.2 km return | 1 hour return

JOURNEY TO THE FIRST LIGHT

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Sam from Bare Kiwi on Rere Rock Slide

Created over thousands of years ago is a crazy 60 meter natural water-slide!

Going to the pictures at the Dome Cinema

Looking down Makarori beach to headland & hill walk

Time: 30 mins return

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Derek

United Kingdom

Take the turn off at Hicks Bay and drive for a couple of minutes to Onepoto Beach. Beautiful spot with great swimming and interesting rock pools.

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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...

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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.

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Tairawhiti Museum
Raukokore Church photo by Mel Ma'afu

One of the most photographed places on the East Cape. A century-old Anglican church stands on a promontory beside the ocean. You can’t miss this...

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The reserve covers both sides of the Wharekopae River with impressive falls. Picnic area includes toilets, water supply, fire places.