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From luxury lodges to glamping experiences

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Manutuke Eco Retreat

A place so enchanting, you’ll find it hard to leave. Your own slice of paradise located 15 minutes outside of Gisborne, Manutuke Eco Retreat is luxury, lakeside glamping at its finest. Picturesque wetland surrounds, a safari-style tent, an outdoor brazier and bathtub, stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking, abundant birdlife, walking and mountain bike tracks, this secluded wonderland is a top accommodation offering to enjoy in Tairāwhiti.

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Cedar House

This 4-star bed & breakfast boasts poolside digs amidst stunning gardens with rooms also offering river and city views. A historic character home located in a quiet residential neighbourhood, Cedar House is boutique accommodation with incredible hospitality just a few minutes’ walk from downtown - with cafes, restaurants and shops abound as well as the popular Gisborne Farmers Market held every Saturday morning.

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The Blackhouse

A luxury lodge perched above the stunning shores of Wainui Beach and set on a 1000 acre working farm, the Blackhouse takes luxury accommodation to new heights. Secluded and sophisticated, this beautiful lodge is the place to indulge in holiday life. From sunrise to sunset, you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the ocean without even having to step foot outside. Although the picturesque countryside at your doorstep is perfect for a dreamy wander.

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Accommodation Ahi Kaa

Nestled in a peaceful beach location a stones throw away from the beautiful Waikanae and Midway beaches, the villas at Accommodation Ahi Kaa reflect the beauty of a bygone era with stunning high wooden ceilings and native timber characteristics that offer something truly special.

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Tatapouri Bay

From glamping tents to charming cabins and powered sites for RVs and campervans, Tatapouri Bay is absolute beachfront bliss located off of the Pacific Coast Highway. Just 10 minutes from Gisborne and you’ll feel like you’re a world away – with fantastic wildlife sightings of penguins, seals, dolphins and a variety of sea birds. Sun-kissed, beach hair and sand between your toes, you can simply savour the good life at Tatapouri Bay.

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Portside Hotel

Located right on the water’s edge, Portside Hotel offers guests stunning views of Gisborne’s Inner Harbour. With understated elegance and personalised service in an intimate, friendly and home-away-from-home atmosphere, Portside Hotel’s urban, decidedly residential feel has created a sensation in the first city to see the sun. The perfect place to base yourself as you explore beautiful Tairāwhiti.

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Matawhero Luxury Cabins

Located next to the gorgeous rustic Matawhero Winery Cellar Door, The Matawhero Luxury Cabins offer boutique accommodation amongst the vines. There are two cabins available, each with their own unique story and style; the Noir Cabin and Blush Cabin. Each luxury cabin has their own private outdoor area, a well-appointed kitchenette and a beautiful en-suite.

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Tairawhiti Gisborne - First to see the light

New Zealand is currently operating under the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights), Tairāwhiti may look and feel different this summer season.

If you are planning to visit please do so responsibly by following the Tiaki Promise - respecting our people and place. 

Availability of visitor experiences across Tairāwhiti may be different this summer. Please take time to research and plan your journey in advance to ensure you have a great holiday in Te Tairāwhiti.

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