Gisborne, New Zealand
Gisborne, known as the “City of Rivers”, is located at the north end of Poverty Bay on the North Island of New Zealand. Gisborne is the first city in the world to see the sun each day. So whether it’s touring the vineyards, photographing the white cliffs at Young Nick's Head or catching a wave at the beach, travellers to the beautiful Eastland Region will enjoy every minute.
- Waikanae Beach
- Gisborne Wine Centre
- Gisborne Botanical Gardens
- Surf Wainui Beach
- Climb the summit of Kati Hill
- Visit the many vineyards in the region, such as Gisborne Peak Winery
The Eastland Region is sheltered by high countryside on the west, resulting in a dry climate with nearly 2,200 hours of sunshine yearly. November through March are the warmest month at 76°F (24°C), but almost any time is good for visiting. Annual rainfall for the area is 39 inches (991 mm) near the coast and over 98 inches (2,490 mm) inland toward higher elevations.
Getting There & Around
The best way to get to Gisborne is to fly to Gisborne Airport from Auckland or Wellington Airports. Ground transportation from the airports includes hired vehicles and taxis.
Many visitors drive into the area and use their cars to get about. Gladstone Road is the city’s main road and is linked to State 35. Getting around the city is usually done by walking, cycling and bus tours.
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