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Gisborne Things to Do

Gisborne is a popular tourist destination, with a huge range of attractions. From stunning white sand beaches, to vast white cliffs, to diving with sharks, there is something to entertain everyone!

Eastwoodhill Arboretum

"Garden of National Significance" 35km from Gisborne this unique forest and garden contains New Zealand's largest collection of Northern Hemisphere trees and shrubs set among 100 hectares of hills, valleys and ponds with a network of easy walking tracks. Budget accommodation by prior arrangement. One of the region's major visitor attractions. Open daily from 9.00am - 5.00pm (closed Christmas Day).

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Gisborne Botanical Gardens

The Gisborne Botanical Gardens are nestled on the banks of the Taruheru River. This 5+ hectare park features trees and ponds, rose and cactus collections, an aviary and a children's playground.

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Te Urewera National Park

Established in 1954, Te Urewera National Park is a remote, rugged, immense fore, famous for its lakes and forested beauty as well as its stormy history. Located between the Bay of Plenty and Hawke's Bay, Te Urewera National Park is the third largest national park in New Zealand and includes the largest untouched native forest in the North Island.

Activities in the park include hiking, fishing, boating, hunting and birdwatching.

Gisborne City Vintage Rail WA165

Wa165 is the only remaining Wa class train and now offers steam trips and excursions across the airport with spectacular beach cliff views from 500 feet above sea level at Beach Loop.

Great entertainment for the whole family.

Dive Tatapouri

Take a reef tour and discover short-tail stingray, eagle ray, yellowtail kingfish, trevally, kahawai, crayfish, octopus, conger eel and more! Face your fears by swimming with sharks from the safety of a shark cage. Learn to surf, go snorkelling, diving and much more!