Near the summit of Kaiti Hill in Titirangi Reserve is Cook's Plaza. Due to a cock-up of historic proportions, the Cook statue here isn’t...
Captain Cook Statue
One of Gisborne's gaggle of Cap'n Cook commemorations, part of which is a globe etched with his roaming routes.
On top of Kaiti Hill in Titirangi Reserve, this lookout offers wide views across the sea.
The excellent Dome is inside the charming old Poverty Bay Club building (1874): beanbags and art-house flicks now occupy the glass-domed...
USSCO Bar & Bistro
Housed in the restored Union Steam Ship Company building (USSCO – get it?), this place is all class. Silky kitchen skills shine in a...
Kaiti Beach Rd · interesting places nearby
Cook Monument information
At the foot of Titirangi Reserve is the spot where Captain Cook first got NZ dirt on his boots. Little more than a patch of lawn with a grim obelisk backed by scrappy port yards, the site was also the landing point of the Horouta waka , the pioneering Polynesian canoe said to have landed at Gisborne around 1250 AD. Join the sweaty joggers on the steep track up Kaiti Hill, which starts near the monument.