Life in Gisborne

GisborneGisborne is the first city in the world to see the sun each day!  And we certainly see a lot of sun! Gisborne’s climate is not dissimilar to that of Hawke’s Bay which makes it perfect for exploring the numerous beautiful beaches on offer.

Gisborne offers a relaxed, calm and laidback lifestyle for those looking for peace and rejuvenation.  There are miles and miles of untouched coastline with some pristine beaches and great surfing spots. 

Other attractions include bushwalking trails, gardens and award-winning wineries.  Gisborne offers a great selection of fine-dining restaurants as well, which offer a mix of local, continental and Oriental cuisine.

Te Urewera National Park is New Zealand’s third largest national park and houses the tranquil Lake Waikaremoana and the Lake Waikaremoana Track in it.  This is a must-visit for all nature-lovers.  The Rere Rock Slide is Mother Nature’s unique gift – Located approximately 50 kilometres from Gisborne on the Wharekopae Road the natural rock slide is a part of the Wharekopae River.  For more information on Gisborne visit