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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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Opotiki
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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.

Avoid Camping Fines!

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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.

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

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

WELCOME TO WAIROA

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Suzan Spoelstra

Netherlands

Taking the walk down Tolaga Bay Wharf (the longest in NZ at over 600m) is a great side-trip. Watch the locals catching fish.

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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...

It photos well :)

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

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Beverly B

New Zealand

Ruakokore Church. Has to be one of the best Church locations in the world. A family of penguins live underneath it and the vista is fabulous.

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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...