Nothing beats a night out under a million stars. The only astro tour experience in the region, Gisborne Astro Tours promises an unforgettable evening under the dark skies of Tairāwhiti. With one of New Zealand’s top amateur astronomers and astrophotographers as your guide, journey to the far galaxies and watch the universe above light up the night from beneath the southern skies.
Grab a few delicious pizza's from Neptunes Pizzeria and make your way to Waikanae Beach. Overlook the stunning Tūranganui a Kiwa Bay and enjoy the bustle of surfers, walkers and people out and about enjoying the beautiful Gizzy glow as the sun sets behind you.
There may be no red carpet, but there is definitely a red door. Situated in a historic shipping company building, USSCo Bar & Bistro is located near the riverside walkway along Reads Quay and is one of Gisborne’s top fine dining establishments. With a fresh menu that changes almost daily, you can be sure that every effort has been made to source seasonal, local produce and goods for you to enjoy.
A beautiful tribute to the important figures and voyaging traditions of the region’s history, the Te Maro sculpture on Titirangi, Kaiti Hill is a spectacular feature to admire by day but it’s even more stunning illuminated at night. Perched above on the Ruatanuika lookout, this 10-metre high sculpture is lit up and all aglow once the sunsets. With its intricate Māori design made of disc-shaped steel, this impressive structure is absolutely breathtaking beneath the night sky so make sure to have your cameras ready.
An evening of old-world elegance and romance awaits at Dome Bar and Cinema. You can kick off your shoes, walk the red carpet, and kick back with a cocktail and gourmet pizza on hand in front of the big screen. This uniquely Gisborne experience takes going to the movies to a whole new level. Plush leather sofas, ambient lighting and Hollywood’s best films means you’re in for a fantastic night of enchantment and entertainment.