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A mountain biking mecca and cyclists paradise

Tairāwhiti is a top destination for a great ride.

Home to the legendary Motu Trails – this stunning network of trails is part of the official New Zealand Cycle Trail and consists of a trio of distinct routes extending from the coast to backcountry with panoramic ocean, forest and mountain views. These three unique rides can be completed individually or as a 91 km loop for a multi-day ride.

For leisurely rides starting from Gisborne, you can cruise from the city to the beach along the Gisborne to Wainui Beach Cycleway or the popular Oneroa Cycleway along the beachfront. Hop on a tour with Cycle Gisborne, or hire a bike from their team and explore at your own pace.

With unforgettable rides suitable for all ages and abilities, Tairāwhiti is the perfect getaway to explore by bike or even by railbike!

The Gisborne Railbike Adventure is a unique tandem cycle experience along old railway lines that is incredibly fun for the whole family. Sun in your face, wind in your hair, and that fresh coastal breeze, here’s to more pedal-powered adventures in beautiful Tairāwhiti!  pad-top-default pad-bot-0 vheight-default mike Grid  pad-top-0 pad-bot-default vheight-default mike Grid  pad-top-default pad-bot-default vheight-default mike Grid  
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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