• 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.

Spring is the perfect time to explore this beautiful region. Take a leisurely stroll on the pristine beaches, or enjoy a glass of wine at the picturesque vineyards. Connect with the friendly locals as you discover Aotearoa in an entirely new light. Tairāwhiti is famous for its stunning sunrises and sunsets, and the longer days in spring make it the perfect time to find the best spot to gaze out to the horizon.

Discover the spectacular spring beauty of Tairāwhiti, where you can enjoy the crisp air, long and clear days, and peaceful surroundings. Whether you're an adventurer, food lover, or culture enthusiast, Tairāwhiti has it all.


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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...

Come See Why...







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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