Get Swept Away With Endless Activities And Relaxation
While Experiencing Your New Zealand Vacation At The World's Edge
The view from Kaiti Beach over to Young Nicks Head
There are many activities to entertain the whole family
The historic Lighthouse stands 154m above sea level and can be accessed by a walking track of about 700 steps.
The views out to the horizon are just stunning!
Wa165 is the only remaining Wa class train which was built in Hillside workshops in 1897 in Dunedin, New Zealand. Our Wa165 was the ideal locomotive for the heavily graded railway line between Gisborne and Motuhora where it spent most of its working life.
Now Wa165 is retired but comes out for special steam trips and excursions for you and your families out in the sun. What makes our steam trips so special is the travel across the airport (the only one in the southern hemisphere) and the spectacular beach cliff views from 500ft above sea level at Beach Loop.
Discover New Zealand
Aotearoa - Land of the Long White Cloud, is surrounded by endless coastline and clear, flowing waters of the South Pacific Ocean.
From the white, sandy beaches of the North to the illustrious fiords and Alps in the South, New Zealand is home to a wide range of unique and exciting visitor experiences.
Whatever you need for your New Zealand vacation, you will find something here to interest you
The East Coast
Gisborne is the countryís eastern most city and is recognised as being the first major city in the world where every new day begins.
With warm, pleasant summers and mild winters, Gisborne is an ideal setting for both agriculture and horticulture, including grapes and Pinus Radiata forests.
Blue waters, white sands, lush forested hills, big surf and sheltered coves, sun, wine, seafood and a blend of history and culture aptly describes the Eastland region.
The East Coast is steeped in Maori history. Mount Hikurangi is known as the first mainland in the world to see the sun of the new day, and Young Nicks Head was the first point of land to be sighted as Captain Cook sailed around New Zealand.
Captain Cook Statue situated on Kaiti Hill
There are many sites of historical interest to see in the city including the Cook Landing Site, Kaiti Hill, Wi Pere Memorial, Wylie Cottage and the Tairawhiti Museum.
Known as the "Chardonnay Capital of New Zealand", Gisborne is a major wine-producing region. Local wineries offer visits, tours and tastings.
Not far out of Gisborne lies Eastwoodhill Arboretum, internationally recognised as holding the largest collection of Northern Hemisphere tree and plant species in the Southern Hemisphere.
Close by is Hackfalls Arboretum, which includes a collection of 35 different varieties of rare Mexican Oaks.