Gisborne, New Zealand


The first place to see the sunrise in New Zealand, it’s no wonder Eastland beams with Maori traditions and culture. The town of Gisborne is a world class producer of Chardonnay and is also home to world class surf breaks.

The historical Tikitiki Church and the carvings at Mount Hikurangi are points of interest when discovering Maori culture. Those with a taste for adventure can feed stingrays or dive into some world-class surf breaks. If you want to slow the pace right down, visit the iconic Tolaga Bay Wharf, or the honey making factory. Hiking up to the East Cape Lighthouse to watch the sunrise shouldn’t be missed!