On top of Kaiti Hill in Titirangi Reserve, this lookout offers wide views across the sea.
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...
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...
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...
Titirangi Dr, off Queens Dr · interesting places nearby
Titirangi Reserve information
High on a hill overlooking Gisborne, Titirangi was once a pa (fortified village). Reach it via Queens Dr, or join the sweaty joggers on the track from the Cook Monument . Near the lookout at the top is yet another Cook edifice, Cook’s Plaza . Due to a cock-up of historic proportions, the Cook statue here looks nothing like Cap'n Jim. A plaque proclaims, ‘Who was he? We have no idea!’. Adjacent is a modest pohutukawa tree planted by Princess Di in 1983.