Gisborne, New Zealand

Gisborne is located in the northeastern corner of the North Island of New Zealand. It is an isolated and sparsely populated area, with the majority of the population living in the city of Gisborne, located at the north end of Poverty Bay.

The city of Gisborne is a fashionable tourist destination with a relaxed rural charm about it. It is popular for swimming and surfing due to its mostly warm and dry climate. It has a reputation for its food and wine, and is known as the Chardonnay capital of New Zealand.

Things to See and Do

* Winery trail
* The Pencil Gallery
* The Art Studio – Maori artwork
* Eastwood Hill Arboretum

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - New Zealand dollar (NZD)
Language – English, Maori
Land Area – 8,355 km²
Population – 33,500 approx
Electricity – 2 Angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time - GMT plus 12 hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 64

Port Location – The port is located on the North Eastern corner of Poverty Bay, Gisborne.

Transport Links – There are frequent flights from Auckland (1 hour) and Wellington (1 hour) on Air New Zealand.
InterCity Coachlines is New Zealand's national coach company and operates over 150 services to more than 600 destinations nationwide with daily services to Gisborne.