TRAVELLING UNDER THE RED AND ORANGE TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM FROM 3 DEC 2021: Airlines, ferries and other transport operators will require you to have your vaccine pass or negative test before you can travel, and the same applies if you are crossing the Auckland border (after 15 Dec). Whilst our industry is not required to check vaccine passes, when you collect your car or use our shuttle service, please mask up, scan in and follow physical distancing guidelines. Contactless transactions can be arranged, just let us know in advance if this is your preference, you have a mask exemption, or if you are exiting an MIQ facility - we will be only too happy to assist. Enjoy your summer adventure!


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Things to See and Do in Gisborne

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Wines Of Gisborne

Gisborne is one of New Zealand's largest grape growing regions with just over half its 2000 hectares of vineyards planted to Chardonnay. A Mediterranean climate and suitable soils are the key factors in the success of wine production in this region which regularly produces unique, full-flavoured, award winning wines of international standard. You may need to phone ahead to make appointments for tasting as not all wineries are open to the public at all times.

The Call Of the Sea:

The East Cape area is home to many types of fish including Shark, Marlin, Southern Yellowtail (Kingfish), Groper, Snapper, Terakihi, Bluenose and Tuna. Mid to late Summer (February / March are best) is the ideal time to go after game fish. Clear trout filled streams and lakes surrounded by native bush abound on the East Cape.

Walking Tracks:

From the rippling waters of the Waimata River to the expansive Pacific Ocean, Walk Gisborne has it all. Its two or three day walking adventure takes you from spectacular farm to breathtaking coastal scenery.You will experience the East Coasts' welcoming hospitality in comfortable country accommodation. Opt to either self-cater or enjoy Walk Gisborne's delicious cuisine made with the finest local produce and complemented by award-winning wines. The private farm and coastal walk follows well-used tracks beside the Waimata River and Whainukota Stream, over open country, through pockets of puriri-rich native bush, stands of kanuka and valleys of toitoi to the famed white sands of Makorori Beach. It passes historic kumara pits and ancient mud volcanoes and affords simply stunning views of this edge-of-the-earth paradise. The Lake Waikaremoana Guided Walk is a four day, fully guided hike on the Great Walk track. Also available a three day Urewera Discovery Tour. All our trips are professionally organised and include Rotorua return transport, gear cartage, accommodation, hiking equipment, all meals, snacks and drinks.

Cultural experience:

For generations, Maori people living in the district of Te Tairawhiti North Island, New Zealand preserved the sprit and traditions of our magnificent culture.

Exspect to be emotionally stirred when you take part in the spiritual, and highly professional experience that is Waka Toa. Fun, educational and entertaining, Waka Toa performances are an experience for people of all ages.

Let Waka Toa welcome you to our family here in Te Tairawhiti, or share our culture with you futher afield.

Olympic Pool Complex:

Whether you enjoy an early morning swim or you just like water recreation sports, chances are the aquatic and activity centre at the Olympic Pool Complex is for you. 50m indoor heated pool, 33m outdoor pool, dive pool, spa and therapy pool, hydro slide, toddlers pool, BBQ facilities.

Morere Hot Springs is open all year round- BBQ 1.00 (50c coin operated) Pub pools all day entry $6A $3Ch Pvt Pools $3 1/2hour. Open daily 10am. Winter closing 5pm weekdays, Summer 10am -6 30pm week days. - subject to change and variation. Open after hours by arrangement.

Historic Railways:

Gisborne City Vintage Railway Loco shed is open every Saturday morning 9am - 12pm at the Wharf end of the Railway. The Steam Train WA165 runs occasionally to Beach Loop - an incredible 3 hour journey that takes in spectacular views of the East Coast.

We have a vast varity of resturants to cater for all dining requirements.

Whether it’s a romantic night for 2 or a family occasion your sure to find what you are looking for .

Im sure you will find something for everyone in Gisborne.