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Gisborne Attractions

A rental car gives you the freedom and flexibility to make the most of your time exploring Gisborne and surrounding areas. Here are a few of the many attractions around Gisborne you might like to consider checking out. The letters on the map match those on the tabs below, where you'll find information about each attraction. For more ideas, check out the Out East tourism website.

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East Cape Lighthouse

The historic East Cape Lighthouse is perched atop Otiki Hill, at the most easterly point on the North Island. As you might imagine the views from this point are quite spectacular. The trek up the 700 steps isn’t for the faint of heart, though - you’ve been warned!

The East Cape lighthouse - which featured on postal stamps in the 1970s - rises more than 150 metres above sea level. Although you can walk around the lighthouse, the building itself is not actually open to the public for entry.

The lighthouse was initially constructed out on East Island and was originally lit in 1900. However, the island itself was somewhat unstable (and life was hard for the keepers on this unforgiving land) and so the lighthouse was relocated to the mainland in 1922. You can see out to East Island from the current placement on Otiki Hill.

In the middle of the century the oil burning lamp was converted to electricity, and in the 2000s replaced with a rotating beacon. The old light can be seen at the bottom of the tower. And while it was originally watched by three different keepers, the lighthouse became fully automated in the 1980s; it is now monitored from Maritime New Zealand’s office based down in Wellington.

A number of pleasant beaches lie along the coast which you may like to check out after descending the hill.

The East Cape lighthouse lies 3 hours north of Gisborne, past Te Araroa - it’s a mostly unsealed road from the township on. The road hugs the coastline so the views from your rental car will be breathtaking. Stop in the settlement of Te Araroa to see the biggest and eldest pohutukawa tree in the country - it’s about 600 years old. And in Tikitiki further down the road you’ll find St Mary’s, an incredibly ornate Maori church that has to be seen in person.


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Great for backpackers like us on a tight budget. Got to do more of the amazing things NZ offers with the money we saved. Awesome!

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