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Unpack, unwind, and uncover

the beauty of Tairāwhiti

Come see why Tairāwhiti Gisborne is like no other place in the world. Our unmatched surf breaks, spectacular landscapes, and the strong, quiet pride of our people make this place so special, the sun wants to be the first to see it.

Whether you’re visiting for the first time or simply returning to connect with whānau, we are open and ready to welcome you. There may be a few bumps in the road, but once you’re here all you’ll want to do is slow down, switch to East Coast time, and take it all in.

The real beauty of Tairāwhiti lies in seeing it from all angles. Load up the car and make the drive the experience, spend a week exploring the famous Highway 35, from Ōpōtiki in the north, right along the cape to Gisborne – you’ll discover a pace that’s the opposite of big cities – no hustle and bustle here.

Follow your nose down secluded side roads that lead you to some of the most spectacular bays in the country, or head inland and uphill to catch a glimpse of the famous first light of the day.

We could use a thousand words to describe the breathtaking beauty, rich culture, and warm hospitality...

...but telling you isn't enough.

Come see why.


Tairāwhiti Gisborne is home to an extraordinary mix of epic activities and must-see attractions and experiences. 

Travel Inspiration

There’s a world of fun under the sun to be had in Tairāwhiti. Check out our favourite itineraries to enjoy the best of Tairāwhiti on offer.