• Welcome to

    Tairāwhiti Gisborne

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Nau mai, Haere mai

Tairāwhiti is a stunning and unique corner of Aotearoa that's perfect for discovery.  From majestic mountains to the pristine Pacific shores, Tairāwhiti offers endless opportunities to explore, unwind and rejuvenate. 

Looking back at the arrival of the great Polynesian voyagers, Captain James Cook's landing, and the very first encounter between Māori and European, Tairāwhiti is a significant region steeped in New Zealand culture and history.

If you’re planning on exploring Tairāwhiti in winter – you’re in for a treat! This stunning region is the perfect place to escape from the masses where you can spend a couple of days discovering what makes this place so special. From the untouched golden beaches, great surf, and spectacular walking trails, to the flourishing vineyards with delicious, locally-produced wines – perfect for an afternoon of tastings. There really is something for everyone, and our temperate climate makes it the perfect winter destination.

We can’t wait to welcome you to Tairāwhiti Gisborne this winter…




From significant historical landmarks to stunning natural wonders, Tairāwhiti is home to an extraordinary mix of must-see and must-do attractions and experiences.


Far from crowds but as close to paradise as it gets, take your time to explore this unique corner of Aotearoa. Tairāwhiti, the coast upon which the sun rises to shine across the water, is a natural wonderland and welcoming destination to discover.

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Our place is so special, the sun wants to be the first to see it. People travel here from all over the world, and from just down the road, to feel a connection.

For many, Tairāwhiti Gisborne is a place they return to year after year, ready to soak up the spectacular scenery, catch some surf, or attend one of our world-famous events. It's a place where, around every corner and up every secluded side road, you'll find a new outlook and friendly locals, keen to show you around. 

Whether you're visiting for the first time or the tenth, we can't wait to welcome you. 

But telling you isn't enough...

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Tairāwhiti is home to some truly unique experiences, only found in the East Coast of New Zealand