What’s on at our beachfront Area?


Come as you are to where the land meets the sea. A stunning slice of paradise to re-discover what’s truly important. Fill your days as you wish, following every intuition. A sunrise stroll, coffee with friends, surfing sessions and blissful beach picnics – all the best things life has to bring.




Dive Tatapouri

Right next door to us at Tatapouri Bay you can get up close and personal with these majestic creatures with their guided Reef Ecology Tour


Tatapouri Bay – Beachfront cafe

Located right on the water, our little coffee container serves up the finest from local roastery Far East Coffee Co as well as delicious real fruit ice-creams. Open on summer Saturday & Sunday from 8am to 2pm.

Siduri Wine Bar

Siduri Wine Bar & Deli

Organic and biodynamic wines of the world. 16 Peel street, Gisborne, NZ. Thursday, Friday, Monday 3:30 till late, weekends from 5pm


The Aviary Collective

Collective store / four small businesses / eco, jewellery, toys, kids clothing, cards, designer recycled clothing, art.

USSCo Bar & Bistro

USSCo serves up a delicious bistro menu, classic cocktails and fine wines in a beautiful space.

Crawford Road Kitchen

Food, wine fine times. Find us at the Gisborne wine centre. Inner harbour, Gisborne, NZ
Lunch and dinner, Tuesday to Saturday.

Gisborne Railbike Adventure

Experience an amazing new cycling adventure on the very scenic 90 kilometres of coastal railway between Gisborne and Wairoa.

Maunga Hikurangi

Nau mai haramai; welcome.
Ko Hikurangi te maunga, Ko Waiapu te awa, Ko Ngati Porou te iwi
Explore our unforgettable experiences and sacred sites

Cooks Cove

Walk to Cooks Cove where Captain James Cook stopped in 1769 as part of his circumnavigation of New Zealand

Eastwoodhill National Arboretum

Eastwoodhill Arboretum is the National Arboretum of New Zealand and encompasses over 131 hectares planted in exotic and native trees, shrubs and climber plantings.

Rere Rock Slide

The Rere Rockslide (aka Nature’s slip & slide). Along the Wharekopae River, this 60m rock slide is made up of constantly running water over a smooth rock bed that feeds into a cushioning large pool at the end.

Sunshine Brewery

Sunshine Brewery has been turning out delicious, all natural batch-brewed Craft beer since 1989. Making us the oldest independent brewery in NZ*

The Works

Fresh Produce, Local Wine/Beer, Great Coffee, an Awesome Team. Come down to The Works and dine with us whether it’s Brunch, Lunch, Tapas or Dinner.

Dome Bar And Cinema

Dome Cinema is a charming mixture of the modern and fun, of old elegance and romance. Somehow it makes you feel right at home.

Matawhero Wines

Single vineyard, dry-farmed wines with a colourful history that reflect our unique region.

Muirs Bookshop

We are a large Independent bookshop in the Main Street of Gisborne offering a wide range of best-selling and eclectic literary fiction, non-fiction and carefully selected children’s books.


Marle, NEUW, RAINS, Widdess, Brie Leon, KNUFERMAN, Mahsa, MARS, Ovna Ovich, & more. Designer clothing for women who get it.

Rise & Shine Yoga

Time: 6.45am to 7.45am
Date: Every Saturday & Sunday 6.45am $10.00 – BYO mat (November to March)
Cost: $10 to the teacher
Where: Beachfront area by the cafe
Mats: Bring your own

Instructors from Reset – Yoga and Wellness Studios


Events & Workshops

In the warmth and beauty of Tatapouri Bay is a gathering place for doers, dreamers, families, and friends. Let us know how we can host your event here – be it a workshop, yoga retreat, a special birthday, family reunions or company function.

Coming Soon

Stay connected with us #TatapouriBay

Only a few weekends left of our beloved café for this summer season 🌞 Make sure to get your coffee and bagel fix before it’s last weekend on the 9th/10th March ☕️ Thanks to each and every one of you for joining us 🤗
The gift of solitude up on an empty beach around the East Cape of New Zealand. Just a short trip from us but feels worlds away 😌
Soaking up the sunrise 😍
"Cool shirts Nathan! Where can I get one?" We're glad you asked, they are available from our reception or at the café on weekends 🙌
Oh the sweet, sweet serenity of glamping 🙌 Something about sleeping in a round space is extra cosy 🤗
Bagel and a show? There are always fun things going down on the front lawn. Here's a beautiful display of acro yoga as guided by @tatiadiass 😍
Your home away from home ❤️ Guests love our Zen Cabins so much they want to build their very own 😊
Days like these are ones to be cherished 🌞 Thanks for making memories with us this summer 💕
Peeps of Tatapouri 🙌 "Kia ora! My name is Sander and I'm from The Netherlands. I have been living in this beautiful piece of paradise for about 4 months now. Alarms are not needed here as the chitter of birds and sounds of the ocean wake me up peacefully each morning. Then I start the day with some coffee and a good read outside my caravan. However, I can't ignore the call of the ocean for long and sooner or later I get out there for a surf which is all around. The people running this place are super lovely and created something truly special. The community here is also very warm. Come say hi!"
Come say “hello” to the sun in your own unique way right here at yours truly, Tatapouri Bay 😘 See you tomorrow bright and early dear ones 🧘‍♂️
As soon as you step into our Tiny Home a sense of calm washes over you. Perhaps it's the natural tones, the plush seating areas or the white noise of the ocean 😌 Slow down and sink in ☀ Ps. Did we mention there is a sunken bath on the deck? How lush.
Relax in bed and gaze out at the horizon 🌅 That's what a getaway is for isn't it? Doing absolutely nothing 😌