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From central Gisborne to the top of the East Coast

Dotted along State Highway 35 and throughout rural backcountry, Tairāwhiti is filled with hidden gems and unique East Coast experiences.

A beach hopping paradise, come for a surfing safari or road trip along the iconic State Highway 35, or head inland for a picnic at the stunning Rere Falls or enjoy a natural adrenaline rush at Rere Rockslide.

Explore the world-class Tupapa Heritage Trail for a self-guided walking tour of the region’s history and culture or hop on a bike to explore the epic Motu Trails.

Tairāwhiti is also the first in the world to see the sunrise each day with plenty of spectacular spots to watch the dawning of a new day here in the land of the first light.

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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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