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Things to do in Gisborne

Visitors to Gisborne can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and easy-going nature of the city or explore the many and varied attractions of the region.

Enjoy the Inner Harbour, known as Gisborne's entertainment hub. Wander around our little slice of paradise with its renowned restaurants, cafés and bars. Also visit the Gisborne Tatapouri Fishing Club and the new Gisborne Wine Centre where you can have tastings, buy local wine, experience a local wine tour (departs from the Wine Centre) or just explore local wine information.

There is a wide range of adventure activities, cultural experiences, museums, art galleries, fishing, golf and walks to keep you busy while staying in Gisborne:

Go feed the stingray at Dive Tatapouri - just a 10min drive from the city - www.divetatapouri.com

Ride the sole surviving W Class steam train in the world.

Gisborne Olympic Pool Complex offers 4 separate pools, hydro slide and hot spa therapy pool - a great place to unwind after a busy day.

Discover New Zealand's tree wonderland at the National Arboretum Gisborne Eastwoodhill - the biggest collection of northern hemisphere trees south of the equator. Stunning to visit in autumn.

Events

Gisborne has a number of events each year:

Motu Challenge - Sat 11 Oct 2014

Gisborne A&P Show - Fri 17 & Sat 18 Oct 2014

Gisborne Wine and Food Festival - Sat 25 & Sun 26 Oct 2014

Rhythm and Vines - Mon 29 - Weds 31 Dec 2014

Chardonnay Capital of New Zealand

Chardonnay Capital of New Zealand

Known as the Chardonnay Capital of New Zealand, Gisborne has a number of award-winning wineries to visit.

Bushmere Estate - www.bushmere.com

Longbush Wines - www.longbush.com

Matawhero Wines - www.matawhero.co.nz

Wrights Vineyard and Winery - www.wrightsvineyard.co.nz

MV Takitimu / Shark Cage Experience

Tairawhiti Museum and Art Gallery

Explore the area and history at Tairawhiti Museum and Art Gallery, with a reputation as one of the most innovative regional museums in New Zealand.

www.tairawhitimuseum.org.nz

Tairawhiti Museum and Art Gallery

Tairawhiti Museum and Art Gallery

Explore the area and history at Tairawhiti Museum and Art Gallery, with a reputation as one of the most innovative regional museums in New Zealand.

www.tairawhitimuseum.org.nz