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About Gisborne

Gisborne is the first city in the world to see the sun and also one of the sunniest places in New Zealand. The Maori name for the city is Turanganui-a-Kiwa – meaning "the coast on which the sun shines across the water".

Gisborne is only 10 minutes from your holiday park accommodation at Tatapouri Motor Camp - giving you all the convenience of city life while enjoying the quiet solitude of our beachfront campground. 

Gisborne is an up and coming food and wine destination with a thriving cultural scene featuring many colourful events, attractions and activities to suit any taste. Grapes are grown in vast quantities and Gisborne has consistently won awards for some of the best wines in the country. Don’t forget to sample some while staying with us!

The Tairawhiti Heritage Trails take in many historic sites and there are numerous walks and hikes throughout this beautiful area. Other attractions include the Olympic pool complex and Eastwoodhill Arboretum, home to New Zealand’s finest collection of exotic trees and shrubs with walking tracks to suit all levels of fitness.