Cook Monument

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Gisborne , New Zealand
Kaiti Beach Rd
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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.