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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.

Gisborne Attractions

  • Waikanae Beach
  • Gisborne Wine Centre
  • Gisborne Botanical Gardens

Gisborne Activities

  • Surf Wainui Beach
  • Climb the summit of Kati Hill
  • Visit the many vineyards in the region, such as Gisborne Peak Winery

Gisborne Climate

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.

Hotels in Gisborne

Recommended hotels

1 Captain Cook Motor Lodge

4 stars
3.8 / 5 9 reviews

31 Awapuni Road Map

Whether on a business trip or beach escapade, Captain Cook Motor Lodge makes for an ideal base while staying in the city of Gisborne. On leisure, visitors can check out the old Gisborne City... More

Visit to Gisborne
Good location near to the town, beach and wharf. Comfortable room and beds with good kitchen facilities.
9 Apr 2015

2 Bella Vista Motel Gisborne

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

511 Gladstone Road Map

Bella Vista Motel Gisborne offers a tranquil and convenient accommodation ideal for corporate and leisure travellers looking to explore this New Zealand northeastern city. This value-for-money... More

nice quiet room, comfortable bed. Rooms are small but very clean and warm.
15 Jun 2014

3 Quality Hotel Emerald

4 stars
3.0 / 5 4 reviews

13 Gladstone Road Map

The Quality Hotel Emerald Gisborne is perfectly positioned on Gisborne city's main street close to shops and sights, and offers spacious accommodation to leisure, corporate and conference guests.... More

Room was great and I got a free upgrade and free wifi. Bit if a waste though as two king beds for one person a little overboard. View over river was also great and staff were friendly and...
3 Nov 2013

4 Portside Gisborne HBC

4 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

2 Reads Quay Map

Tourists exploring Gisborne find convenient base in the boutique waterfront accommodations of Portside Gisborne HBC. Suitable for short or extended stays, this stylish value-for-money hotel places... More

Weekend in Gizzy
Room starting to look tired. Very noisy with room doors slamming shut from around 0500hrs
15 Apr 2015

5 Tudor Park Motel

3 stars
4.8 / 5 8 reviews

386 Ormond Road Map

Providing quality accommodation and friendly services for travellers in Gisborne, Tudor Park Motel Gisborne is close to city attractions such as Morere Hot Springs and Makorori Beach. GeneralTudor... More

This was a pleasant surprise. I picked this location only because it was the cheapest room available. It turned out to be the most comfortable and cleanest room I have seen in NZ The roses on the...
27 Dec 2014
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