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Introducing East Cape

The East Cape is a unique and special corner of NZ. It's a quiet place, where everyone seems to know everyone, their community ties built on rural enterprise and a shared passion for the ocean. The pace is slow and the people are wound down. Horse-back riding, tractors on the beach, fresh fish for dinner – it's all part of daily life around these parts.

Inland, the wild Raukumara Range forms the Cape’s jagged spine. Near the edge of the sea, the 323km Pacific Coast Hwy (SH35) runs from Opotiki to Gisborne. Lonely shores lie strewn with driftwood, while picture-postcard sandy bays lure in a handful of visitors.