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  • ships lined this street
    ships lined this street
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  • Te Kaha church.
    Te Kaha church.
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  • Old church hall at Omaio.
    Old church hall at Omaio.
    by worldkiwi

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  • CAPTAIN COOK

    As we were driving into Gisborne, we couldn't help noticing all the old sailing ships sitting a top of street poles.The reason you and I asked?..........Well, Gisborne [Kaiti Beach]was the first landing place of Captain Cook when he visited New Zealand in 1769.

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  • Whitianga Bay.

    Whitianga Bay is a nice place to stop to take some pictures. The coast here is rocky with big waves, so it is not suitable for swimming.

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  • Whanarua Bay.

    Whanarua Bay has a camping ground and cafe (at Pacific Coast Macadamias). It also has the best swimming beach on the west side of the peninsula. The rest of the coast is rocky and/or pebbly. Most beaches along this coast are not safe for swimming. This one looked perfect!

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  • The old wharf at Hicks Bay.

    A large yellow warning sign beside this wharf is a disclaimer by the local Gisborne District Council for any responsibility for injury or death caused by wharf collapse. One look at this ramshackle wooden structure will impress upon you its age and the conditions it has coped with. One look will also make you see why the local council suggest you...

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  • Old churches along SH35.

    I enjoyed seeing the old red and white churches in the small coastal localities along SH35 on the western side of the Eastland peninsula. Notable places to see these old buildings with their settler style architecture are Te Kaha and Torere. There's a rather run down one at Omaio and the beautifully maintained one at Raukokore (which, by the way,...

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  • Best time to visit.

    If you are planning to visit the cape, the best time to come is in the summer months. Generally between Sept - March.This is when the weather is at its best and the days will be generally long and hot. The weather is just as unpredictable in this region as it is in the rest of New Zealand but overall the days are hot and excellent for swimming,...

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  • Bella Vista Motel

    511-513 Gladstone Road, Gisborne, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Ocean Beach Motor Lodge

    7 Oneroa Road, Wainui Beach, Gisborne, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Alfresco Motor Lodge

    784 Gladstone Road, P O Box 588, Gisborne, 4010, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Teal Motor Lodge Gisborne

    After a long day’s drive we finally arrived in Gisborne. The drive to this secluded spot is long...

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  • Emerald Hotel Gisborne

    Set in a park like setting, the Gisborne Hotel differs somewhat from other motels and hotels. Each...

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  • Eastland Motor Lodge

    798 Gladstone Rd, Gisborne, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Tudor Park Motel

    386 Ormond Rd, Gisborne, 4010, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Portside Hotel Gisborne

    2 Reads Quay, PO Box 177, Gisborne, North Island, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Best Western Bk's Palm Court Motor Inn

    671 Gladstone Road, Gisborne, North Island, 3801, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

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