Gisborne Farmers Market
Stock up on fresh fruit, macadamia nuts (and macadamia nut paste!), smallgoods, honey, herbs, coffee, wine, bread, pastries, fish,...
Te Tauihu Turanga Whakamana
Like a giant sundial, Te Tauihu Turanga Whakamana is a large modern sculpture in the shape of a tauihu (canoe prow) that celebrates...
This well-run, Celtic-style boozer does the business, offering bangers and mash, a big-screen TV and plenty of beaut beers. It's also...
Pop quiz: how many cafes are there in the Western world called 'Zest'? Plenty. But unoriginality aside, this is one of the East Coast's...
Kelvin Rise, Stout St · interesting places nearby
Tairawhiti Museum information
The Tairawhiti Museum, with its fab gallery extension, focuses on East Coast Māori and colonial history. It is Gisborne’s arts hub, with rotating exhibits and excellent historic photographic displays. There's also a maritime wing, with displays on waka, whaling and Cook’s Poverty Bay, although these pale in comparison to the vintage surfboard collection. There’s also a shop, and a cafe overlooking Kelvin Park. Outside is the reconstructed Wyllie Cottage (1872), Gisborne’s oldest house.