Welcome to the official page of the Gisborne i-SITE! We're here to help you with our Local Knowledge. Gisborne i-SITE Visitor Information Centre provides information and promotes Gisborne and the Eastland area.
Operating as usual
A Skull in Connemara - Due to circumstances beyond their control, this show has been postponed to the following new dates
Friday 3 June
Saturday 4 June
Sunday 5 June (Matinee)
Tuesday 7 June
Wednesday 8 June
Thursday 9 June
Friday 10 June
Saturday 11 June
Kia ora whānau
We’ve just had our first shipment of SH35 shirts (as modelled by this photogenic bunch) arrive in store.
They’re $50 each and we have sizes XS up to 3XL.
Pop in and see the team to grab yours today!
Keep these numbers handy. For emergencies, to report issues or if you need assistance.
‼ Please phone these numbers first before posting issues on Facebook – then it will get to the right people first.
☎️ State Highways - Waka Kotahi 0800 444 449. Power outages - Eastland Network 0800 206 207.
Civil Defence or Council 0800 653 800
Or any emergency 111
🙏 Please stay home if you can, we ask you to avoid unnecessary travel. Surface flooding and slips are widespread across the region. We want you all to be safe.
With the time of year fast approaching and the summer weather starting to show up, starting from the 23rd of this month we open our summer camping season!! ☀️🌊⛺
With the changes to its format you now don't have to pay for them!! (Yay!) But they are also done exclusively through this link
Here you will find all the info you need, all the changes that have been made since last year, and a link to get your camping permit, however, if you do need a hand or have any queries don't hesitate to pop in and see us at the Gisborne i-SITE, or call the GDC directly at 0800 653 800.
From Tomorrow onwards we will be selling tickets for the Gisborne Gardens & Arts Festival! 🌷🌺🌼🌸🌻
Featuring over 20 exhibitions this will certainly be a great day out for the most devout green thumbs and average appreciators of flowers and art alike!
For more information, or to book make sure to pop down to us at the Gisborne i-SITE to secure your ticket! 🎟️
Or check out their website here:
Despite the postponement, First Light Wine and Food Festival Gisborne are excited to be going ahead next year on Waitangi Weekend!! 🌅🍷
With this has come some more limited tickets on sale that will go fast. So if you and a group of mates want to go and avoid missing out, book now via their website, through eventfinda, or pop in and we can hook you up at the Gisborne i-SITE.
No plans on a Friday night? 🤔
Why not come down and check out The Vinyl Dusters at the Dome Bar and Cinema!! 🎬
Sure to be a great night full of great music and those cruisy Gisborne vibes we all love! 🎤🎉
If you think this might be you be sure to give them a call and book in!! 📱📞
👉👉027 590 2117 or email @ [email protected]
If you haven't yet make sure to head down and check out the Te Ara I Whiti lights for the Te Tairawhiti Arts festival! 🏮 Great for you and the little ones or a group of mates! And if you are interested in any of the other great activities and events we have from now until the 17th be sure to check it out on the Arts festival website, or pop into us at the Gisborne i-SITE and pick up a program!!
Mālō e lelei, kia ora koutou! 😊 We are open 9am - 5pm, 7 days a week operating as per the Delta Alert Level 2 guidelines. Please be advised of the following:
😷 A face mask is required to enter premises.
🤳 Scan QR code or sign the visitor register on arrival.
👐 Practice good personal hygiene, there are hand sanitisers available on the reception desks.
↔️ Maintain a minimum of 2 metre distance.
🏌️ The Mini Golf is open with increased hygiene practises in place. Please be mindful of other players and be kind.
☎️ To contact us, please call 06 868 6139 or email [email protected].
Mā te wā 🌞
Just FYI whānau from Eastland Network 👇🏽
Come join the Steam Train Wa165 GCVR for its last excursion to Muriwai until October, so don't miss out this time!!
Departing the Railway Station, Grey St at 1pm on the 5th of June.
$35 Adult, $15 for 15 and under, $80 for a family pass of 2 Adults and 2 Children this is a great way to spend an afternoon with the Whānau. 🚂
Tickets are available for purchase from the Gisborne i-Site, 209 Grey Street., with any unsold tickets being available for purchase at the station a half hour before departure (cash and eftpos accepted) 🎟️
The world's largest skateboard will be in Gisborne this afternoon as part of a tour around New Zealand, come down and see it at the Alfred Cox Skatepark opposite the Gisborne i-SITE!!. A free sausage sizzle and spot prizes are up for grabs down there too so come down and check it out!!
Takitimu running today at 2:00pm down at the harbor! Great weather to head out and enjoy a few hours out at sea on this historic ship!
Dining in Tairawhiti can be an absolute treat, and if you are in the region looking for that perfect place to have a nice meal with friends, family or that special someone look no further that our own Wharf Bar. Serving up some delicious meals, decadent desserts and served by a friendly and passionate staff. This is a great place to wrap up your day here in Tairawhiti Gisborne.
Get ready to check out the latest exhibition at the Tairāwhiti Museum. Te Pō Uriuri, is an immersive experience retelling the pūrakau/legend of Uru, the eldest child of Ranginui and Papatūānuku. This installation embodies the safe haven, Te Kahutuanui-a-Rangi, the cloak of Uri’s father, where he fled, seeking refuge as he withdrew from his whānau. Uru sits here as a contemporary koruru in an era of deep darkness – Te Pō Uriuri.
Let this space draw you in.
The artist is excited to share with you this installation which marks the beginning of his studies for his Masters degree and hopes that all who enter will offer their own interpretation. In a modern society where so many feel disconnected from their ancestral roots, purākau may act as an umbilical cord to whakapapa and reconnection.
Exhibition open This Friday!!
If you are looking for some accommodation during your visit in Tairawhiti, Cedar House is a great option 🏠 . A historic character home situated in a quiet residential location, Cedar House is one of Gisborne's leading boutique accommodation experiences. Tea, coffee and complimentary refreshments are available as well as a delicious continental breakfast served in the dining room downstairs ☕️🍽. Every room has Netflix and there is a shared lounge available with Sky TV 📺 . Located only minutes walk from town, the farmers market, the Tairawhiti Museum and many of Gisborne's cafes and restaurants.
If this looks like the place for you then lock it in here👉: https://www.cedarhouse.nz/
With cooler weather setting in 🥶 Its the perfect time to go warm up in the Morere Hot Springs, located South of Gisborne in a beautiful remote space, its the perfect place to warm up and relax with friends and family alike.
Mini Golf has been popular over the school holidays but unfortunately alot of personal property has been left on the course. Contact the Gisborne i-SITE on 06 8686139 if you think you may have left something behind.
School Holidays are here!! 🎉 If you're looking to get out and about with the kids then Putt Putt 35 is an excellent way to get the kids out the house. 🏌️♂️ Enjoy all 18 holes taking you around the many towns, beaches and bays of state highway 35! $6 per person of $20 for a group of 4 so come down and check it out!
That time of the year is back! 🍁🍂 If you are visiting our region, or a local looking for something to do there is no better time than now to visit New Zealand's National Arboretum, our very own Eastwoodhill Arboretum . With the autumn colors illuminating the park its the best time of year to head out for an amazing few hours among nature with friends or family!
For any information feel free to get in touch with us here at the Gisborne i-SITE!
Tickets on sale now!!! Pick up at Gisborne i-SITE or online here https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2021/first-light-wine-food-gisborne-2021/gisborne/tickets
The First Light Wine & Food Festival is Gisborne’s pre-eminent wine event. 🍷
Held on Sunday of Labour Weekend (24 October 2021), the event brings wineries TW Wines, Matawhero Wines and Bridge Estate together for an amazing day of friends, fun, live music, great wines and superb food choices.
- Wristband entry to the 2021 First Light Wine and Food event
- A First Light Wine & Food event glass.
- Access to hop on and off the bus transfer service between the venues.
- Return pass to and from the Gisborne i-SITE visitor centre.
- Gorgeous food options at each location matched to the venue wines.
- Live music at both vineyard sites all afternoon.
Looking for a lavish place to stay during your time in Tairawhiti? Look no further than the Knapdale Eco Lodge - a tranquil paradise only 10 minutes from the Gisborne airport.
A luxurious hide-a-way where you can take a leisurely stroll around the lake through a forest, feed the animals or pick oranges for your breakfast juice. Or you can just relax and enjoy the superb food while enjoying award winning Gisborne wines overlooking a stunning landscape! 🌅
The 2021 Gisborne Beer Festival The 3rd Annual Gisborne Beer Festival is fresher than a Fresh Hop beer in April, fruitier than a hazy jam packed with nectaron, and stronger than a triple IPA. In fact, 14 of NZ's best independent breweries are pouring their choicest selections on the day (that's awesome). So catch a wave of psyched...
Looking for somewhere to dine over this Easter weekend? Look no further than Gisborne's The Works. Set in the heart of Tairawhiti's inner harbour, The Works is a casual, one of a kind restaurant offering a variety of comforting and original fresh produce inspired dishes. At The Works, one can expect to be enthusiastically received by the restaurant’s young and dynamic team. If you think this is for you call up to ensure you have a booking at 06-868 9699
For answers on any other questions feel free to message the team at the Gisborne i-SITE
Interested in local Tairawhiti culture and History? Then the Tu Papa walkway is a must experience, starting at the Oneroa Walkway on Waikanae Beach and taking you all the way to the top of Titirangi (Kaiti Hill)
Since its launch in April 2019, Tupapa - Our Stand. Our Story. has taken the definition of a self-guided walk to a whole new meaning.
Designed and integrated with a world-class app, Tupapa delivers a seamless and in-depth experience of the rich stories of tangata whenua (indigenous peoples) and allows you to gain comprehensive insight of the region’s unique culture and history – with this experience offered in both English and Te Reo Māori.
For more information feel free to message the team at the Gisborne i-SITE!
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Tobacconist, v**e and gift shop
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The only Gift Shop in town who specialises in the making up and selling of gift baskets. We also stock unique quality gifts, for those special occasions.
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