Eastland: sun, sand and seclusion

There’s a lot to be said for sticking to State Highway 2 when travelling down the east coast of the...


The road to East Cape. © David Wall Photography

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Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

At Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park we want to ensure you have the best Gisborne experience you can have, we want you to leave . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Eastland: sun, sand and seclusion

Take the long way round on State Highway 35, with over 300km of underpopulated coastline ahead, with plenty to do along the way. Read the story . . . 

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Endeavour Lodge Motel Visit website

Endeavour Lodge Motel in the heart of Gisborne city is small and friendly motel accommodation and we offer spacious studio and 1 bedroom units. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Lake Waikaremoana: hidden gem

The dense, luxuriant rainforest forms a handsome setting for the gem that is Waikaremoana, ‘the lake of rippling waters.' Read the story . . . 

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Hicks Bay Motel Lodge & Restaurant Visit website

...where the morning sun first meets the horizon...1960s Kiwiana - defining what it is to be Kiwi. Set on a 14 acre bluff, 250 meters . . . More . . . 

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Rere rock slide

Throw yourself onto your belly on your boogie-board at the top of the slide and hang on for an exhilarating, wet and wild ride to the bottom. Read the story . . . 

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Opotiki Holiday Park Visit website

Small, quiet, family-owned park, situated on the banks of the Waioeka River. 100m from boat ramp and 1.5km by boat on the river out to . . . More . . . 

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Heritage and history

New Zealand on film: more than hobbits and snowy mountainscapes

Movies have put New Zealand on the map. But there's much more to New Zealand film than The Lord of the Rings... Read the story . . . 

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Eastland Pacific Motor Lodge Visit website

18 luxuriously appointed ground-floor studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units ( 5 new units built 2013 ),remaining units refurbished 2013.10 units with spa baths, serviced daily. . . . More . . . 

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Gisborne: close to heaven

Gisborne has what the rest of the world has lost ... or is looking for. Space, peace, quality of life and an awareness among the people who live here that they share a secret, a precious key to nirvana.  Read the story . . . 

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Magnolia Court Motel Visit website

13 spacious well-appointed studio, 1 and 2-bedroom units (all ground floor). 3 modern units built 2007. Wireless internet access. Accessible facilities. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Te Urewera: the national park that isn’t

Te Urewera, the mountainous homeland of Ngāi Tūhoe, spent 60 years as a national park – a brief period considering the place has evidence of its seabed origins millions of years earlier. Read the story . . . 

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Portside Hotel Gisborne - Heritage Collection

Portside Hotel, Heritage's Boutique Gisborne hotel, is located on the edge of Turanganui River, offering understated elegance and personal service in an intimate, friendly atmosphere. . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Must-do surf breaks

We've picked five of New Zealand's best surf beaches for Kiwis. Read the story . . . 

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Motel Oasis Visit website

Welcome to Motel Oasis! We offer FREE Fast Unlimited WiFi & Air-conditioning. Our recently redecorated Units a ll feature Flat-screen 32-inch TV's with DVD / . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Thermal Explorer Highway: Auckland to Napier

How about an epic roadie straight down the North Island to the land where the languid meandering of the mighty Waikato gives way to the hiss of steam in roistering Rotorua? Read the story . . . 

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