Local Tourism

Dive Tatapouri

Discover the Short-tail stingrays (Whai), Eagle Rays and other reef dwellers that reside on the Reef at Tatapouri. Get up close and personal with these majestic creatures with their guided Reef Ecology Tour. The Reef Ecology Tour is suitable for individuals or groups of all ages. Come and experience a unique marine experience and take away lasting memories.

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Maunga Hikurangi

Explore our unforgettable experiences and sacred sites. Be the first in the world to see the sun rise on the sacred site of Maunga Hikurangi or join us for a day experience, where Ngati Porou guides tell the stories of the nine whakairo (carvings) representing Maui and Ngati Porou descendants. 

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Waka Voyaging

Waka Voyagers offers three unique and unforgettable Māori experiences for you to discover. Choose from cultural, sailing and group charters – all three aboard our traditional Māori Waka Hourua. Journey back to a time when Māori voyagers ruled the seas and experience first-hand the ancient wayfaring vessel that survived epic journeys on water.

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Gisborne Rail Bikes

Experience an amazing new cycling adventure on the very scenic 90 kilometres of coastal railway between Gisborne and Wairoa. A totally unique tandem cycle that allows you to pedal side-by-side along the actual rails! This is the best thing to do in Gisborne!