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Cultural Centre in South of Gisborne

Kahungunu Marae

Not far from the Nuhaka roundabout is Kahungunu Marae. From the roadside (it's not open to the public), check out the carving at the meeting house’s apex: a standing warrior holding a taiaha (spear), less stylised t…
Gardens in South of Gisborne

Hackfalls Arboretum

Tree-huggers will enjoy the 3000 rare plants at Hackfalls, a 3km detour from the turn-off at the Tiniroto Tavern. Explore by yourself, or book a guided tour (an extra $10 per person).
Cafe in South of Gisborne

Morere Tearooms & Campground

Opposite Morere Hot Springs are the Morere Tearooms where you can get a respectable toasted sandwich and decent coffee. Campsites and simple cabins are available alongside the babbling Tunanui Stream.