Top 10 things to do in Tairāwhiti Gisborne

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Wander around Eastwoodhill Arboretum

Stroll the pathways of Eastwoodhill Arboretum to discover one of the best tree collections in the southern hemisphere. There's a choice of trails, from the super-easy Blue Walk to the much-more-challenging Yellow Walk, which will take you up Mount Arataitai for massive views of the arboretum and beyond. Tairāwhiti Gisborne walks don't get any better than this!

Graze the Tairāwhiti Gisborne restaurant precinct

Where two rivers converge you'll find a tasty selection of Tairāwhiti Gisborne restaurants. While there are several highly rated restaurants and cafes to choose from, USSCO Bar & Bistro consistently earns high scoring reviews from visitors and locals. Expect delectable modern food with a focus on locally sourced, fresh ingredients. The Vines Gisborne at Bushmere Estate is another popular option, particularly for weddings and large gatherings.

Try an Eastland espresso

You’ll find excellent locally-roasted coffee in Tairāwhiti Gisborne. It's also fair trade and organic, so you can feel especially good about drinking it. The Far East Coffee Co offers a choice of delicious roasts, which you can buy at their roastery on Awapuni Road. Enjoy a cup or two while you're there - they're also a much-loved Tairāwhiti Gisborne café.