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Published: 3 August 2019
Last Updated: 24 September 2019

Whether you've a serious interest in Mori culture - and you love food, wine and surf beaches - Gisborne is a town you will not want to miss out. Gisborne is the first city in the world to greet the sun every day, and it's got a reputation for good food, wine and surf beaches. Like the unofficial Chardonnay Capital of New Zealand Gisborne has a complete wine course leading to boutique wineries.

Many operators offer custom tours tailored to individuals or groups to save you the trouble of driving. Kaiti Beach is the site of Captain Cook's first landing in New Zealand; neighboring is picturesque Te Poho About Raviri Marae.

If you are intrigued in Maori culture, Gisborne is a vital port of call on your route - old traditions are still evident in many portions of the city. Oral history records Titirangi Hill as a point of birth for the migratory waka, Horouta, which brought the initial Maori to the region. Gisborne is a town on the east shore of New Zealand's North Island. It is famous for wineries and surf beaches like Makorori.

The Tairawhiti Museum has exhibits on indigenous and colonial history, with Wyllie Cottage, an early European house, and Maori artifacts. Titirangi Reserve has lookouts and also a monument to the explorer james cuckoo. Neighborhood, Te Poho-o Rawiri is a Maori meeting house with sculptures of ancestral figures.


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Article by: Brett
Category : Towns & Cities

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