DISCOVER THE BEST OF GISBORNE
Gisborne was the first part of New Zealand sighted by Captain Cook and his crew and a memorial marks the point where he first stepped ashore on the 8th of October 1769. The region is also steeped in Maori culture, with records suggesting that Titirangi Hill was the point of arrival for the migratory tribes which brought the very first Maori to colonise the area. It has a reputation for great food and wine, notably Chardonnay, aswell as beaches and surfs.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE REGION
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Gisborne is an essential stop for those who want to experience New Zealand’s heritage as many old traditions are still very much alive in the city. It is claimed that it is also the first city in the world to see the rising sun, which is only true during the summer months. Gisborne is also known as the ‘City of Rivers’ because the centre of the city sees 3 different rivers converge.