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A tantalising taste trail

The freshest harvest from the land and from the sea, a fusion of traditional and contemporary cuisine.  pad-top-0 pad-bot-0 vheight-default mike Default Default

Gisborne Wine Centre

Wines down by the waterfront

Located at the inner harbour in central Gisborne, the Gisborne Wine Centre is the perfect spot to enjoy local wines with beautiful views of the marina. Showcasing a wide range of award-winning wines from the region’s best wineries, top off your wine tasting experience at the onsite restaurant and bar.


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East Cape Manuka Cafe

The East Cape Manuka Cafe

Locally grown manuka tea

When in Te Araroa, the East Cape Manuka Café is an absolute must-visit for a cuppa. Enjoy locally grown manuka tea filled with antioxidants and healing properties or some heart-warming barista-made coffee with scrumptious homemade baking.  pad-top-0 pad-bot-0 vheight-default mike Default Default

Cafe 35 Tokomaru Bay

A delicious local delicacy

The legendary pāua pie from Café 35 in Tokomaru Bay is a sought after delicacy that many foodies from near and far are travelling to Tokomaru Bay to enjoy. Fresh flaky pastry, creamy abalone filling - every bite is perfection and should be savoured to the last crumb.

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Sunshine Brewery

Iconic landmark for brews and bites

As New Zealand’s oldest independent brewery, Sunshine Brewery is a long-time Gisborne legend. Serving up the freshest brews in the East Coast, this is where you go for a fantastic beer tasting board, oven fresh pizzas and snacks.  pad-top-0 pad-bot-0 vheight-default mike Default Default

Hati Nati Cafe

Homemade Fry Bread special

Fry bread on your mind? Then keep an eye out for Fry Bread Friday specials in Ruatoria – a traditional Māori favourite served with butter and golden syrup or with bacon, egg and sauce. Great food, great coffee and friendly service, follow the scent of delicious homemade fry bread to the bright blue building in the heart of Ngāti Porou.

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Puku Ora

Puku Ora Eatery

Eat well, be well in Gisborne

Puku Ora is where good food meets great people. The Keto Burger is a long-standing star on the menu with chicken or beef options and available on a sourdough bun. You’ll also be spoilt for choice with an impressive line-up of salad toppings including garlic aioli, jackfruit chilli and pulled-pork. Top it off with a mouth-watering protein shake for the win!  pad-top-0 pad-bot-0 vheight-default mike Default Default

Te Puka Tavern

Beachfront burgers by the bay

Tokomaru Bay may look like a quiet beach town, but the local favourite Te Puka Tavern definitely punches above its weight and knows how to do mean kai (food) – like the East Coast Kahuna Burger. With million-dollar views overlooking beautiful Tokomaru Bay, this is an unforgettable spot for a tasty
burger with the works served with fries and aioli. Divine!

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Broad Bills

Broad Bills Uawa

Pizza picnic by the sea

Legendary family-owned food trailer based at the iconic Tolaga Bay Wharf. Broad Bills is the best place for tantalising pizzas, delicious coffee and treats in beautiful Uawa – particularly the popular Zeus pizza with lamb, olives, and feta.

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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