Things to do in Gisborne Region

Rainy days, sunny days and days in between, no matter the weather there are always activities.


Dome Bar and Cinema 

If there’s one place we take family and friends when they come to visit, this is it. Tuck into a bean bag and watch a movie as if you’re in a giant slumber party. We enjoy the visual feast as much as the food and drinks at this iconic place. It’s also known for its really fun shindigs.



Gisborne Farmers Market 

The best place to bump into friends and stock up on local goodies. If you’re lucky enough to catch this awesome little market make sure to grab some BeeBox honey and freshly picked flowers from Moose Cottage.


Dive Tatapouri 

Literally right next door to us you can get up close and personal with majestic sea creatures. We suggest booking well in advance for their guided Reef Ecology Tour. You’ll leave with a few new aquatic friends for sure.




Rere Rockslide

For a cheap thrill, venture out to this natural rock slide equipped with a boogie board or inflatable. If you get cold feet, no
worries. It’s equally entertaining to watch others laughing their way down this very popular attraction. Approximately a 55min Drive from Tatapouri Bay.












Cooks Cove Walkway
(5.8km Return – 2 hr 30 min )

If you feel like a little adventure, this walking track is packed with history and amazing scenery to match. Just a short drive up the East Cape to Tolaga Bay, it is bound to be another highlight of your stay. Approximately a 30min drive from Tatapouri Bay




 Cafe 35 in Tokomaru Bay

For a pie that is definitely worth the drive, head up the coast to Tokomaru Bay. Their famous Pāua Pies have been the talk of the town for aaages. 


There you have it folks, a fun filled list of things to see and do right here in Gisborne and the wider region. Boredom needn’t be a thing on your next camping trip with plenty of things to do for all ages.

November 4, 2019

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