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

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 😌