Activities and Attractions / Tairāwhiti Gisborne

Cycle Gisborne - Eastwoodhill Express - Single Daylink

Katrina Duncan
+64 27 203 4387
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

This one day escape starts in the hills at Eastwoodhill Arboretum, the National Arboretum of New Zealand and travels downhill through hill country farms, vineyards and orchards back to Gisborne.
After your transfer to Eastwoodhill Arboretum from Gisborne, begin your day with a walk around the magnificent gardens. When ready, get on your bike, prepare for a change of pace as you head down Ngatapa Hill, an exhilarating downhill. Wind your way back to Gisborne through vineyards and wineries, enjoy a vineyard platter & wine tasting along the way. Make your way to the Sunshine Brewery, Gisborne’s iconic craft brew house.
Guided or supported, Year round, Spectacular in autumn/spring. Grade 2 – Intermediate

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Cycle Gisborne - Rere Falls Expresslink

Katrina Duncan
+64 27 203 4387
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Guided or supported, Best time - summer, Intermediate ride. This one day escape starts with a transfer into the hills at Rere Rockslide, the famous 60m-long natural rockslide which features on the 100 ‘must do’ list in NZ.
Once you’ve had your adrenalin fix you can head off on your bike for a more relaxed visit to the spectacular Rere Falls. A great spot where you can enjoy your picnic lunch. After lunch is a 14 km hilly ride to Eastwoodhill Arboretum, stop, enjoy a walk around the magnificent gardens. When you are ready, prepare for a change of pace as you cycle down Ngatapa Hill - exhilarating. Wind your way back to Gisborne through quality vineyards and wineries to finish at the Sunshine Brewery.

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Cycle Gisborne - The Coaster - 7 Days link

Katrina Duncan
+64 27 203 4387
+64 27 203 4387
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Tour available guided, supported or for independent travel.
Suitable for year round travel
Grade 3 - Intermediate | Phone coverage limited
This seven day escape follows SH2 from Matawai through to Opotiki and then cruises SH35, the Pacific Coast Highway to Gisborne. Stunning coastal scenery, nature, and cultural experiences abound on this adventure. The tour starts and finishes in sunny Gisborne and includes guided trips up the Motu River, Maunga Hikurangi (the sacred mountain of Ngati Porou) and Cook’s Cove (the spot where in 1769 Lieutenant James Cook replenished the Endeavour) with local Hauiti guides.

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Cycle Gisborne -Raukumara Traverse (5 & 6 Day) link

Katrina Duncan
+64 27 203 4387
+64 27 203 4387
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Tour available guided, supported or FIT . Spectacular in autumn and spring
Grade 3 – Intermediate.
This five day escape traverses the Raukumara Ranges via the Nga Haerenga, New Zealand Cycle Trail, Motu Trails and Rere Falls Trail. Stunning scenery, and nature abound on this remote journey. The tour takes you over 175 kilometres of quiet rural roads towards Gisborne. There are many spectacular waterfalls such as Motu Falls, Champagne Falls (guided excursions only), Rere Rockslide and Falls on route. Eastwoodhill Arboretum, the National Arboretum of New Zealand is a highlight, as are some of Gisborne’s finest wineries. The tour is slow paced to enjoy the cycling and walking opportunities along the trail

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Cycle Gisborne - Magical Motu (4 Days)link

Katrina Duncan
+64 27 203 4387
+64 27 203 4387
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Tour available guided, supported or for independent travel.
Suitable for year round travel | Spectacular in autumn and spring
Grade 3 – Intermediate | Phone coverage limited
This four day escape combines nature, food and wine starting at Motu village and travelling over 120 kilometers of quiet rural roads towards Gisborne. The tour takes you via Motu Falls, Motu, Matawai, Champagne Falls (guided excursions only), Rere Rockslide and Falls, Eastwoodhill Arboretum, the National Arboretum of New Zealand, and some of Gisborne’s finest wineries.

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Cycle Gisborne - Great Taste City Tour (3-4hrs)link

Katrina Duncan
027 203 4387
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

When it comes to great food and wine, Gisborne is New Zealand’s land of abundance. The expansive Pacific coastlines offer up plenty of seafood. The fertile lands produce a bounty of fruits and vegetables. The plains are home to grapes that yield rich flavours perfect for wine-making and apples for cider making.
This tasty tour takes you around our port, rivers, town beaches and connects you to all three great taste sites within our city limits. You will be sampling locally made wines, beers & ciders with a light lunch/platter at one of our selected sites.
Allow between 3-4 hours for this tour, year round. Guided or independent tours.

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Cycle Gisborne - Rere Falls Traillink

Katrina Duncan
027 203 4387
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Tour available guided, supported or for independent travel.
Suitable for year round travel | Spectacular in autumn and spring
Grade 3 – Intermediate | Phone coverage limited
A two to four day escape over rolling and mainly downhill terrain combining nature, food and wine. Starting at Motu Falls and travelling over 115 kilometres of quiet rural roads towards Gisborne. The Rere Falls Trail is a gem of quiet back country roads and includes 27 km of gravel. The three and four day tour takes you via Matawai, Motu, Rere Rockslide and Falls, Eastwoodhill Arboretum, the National Arboretum of New Zealand, and Gisborne’s finest wineries.

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Cycle Gisborne - City Cultural Tour (2-3hrs)link

Katrina Duncan
027 203 4387
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Year round, Grade 1 – Easy
Our guided historical Gisborne City Cultural Tour with our knowledgeable local guide takes you around the city and along the the rivers Taruheru and Waimata join to form the Tūranganui River. It is here that Kiwa, captain of the Horouta Waka made landfall along with the other migratory canoe the Takitimu.
New Zealand’s first European explorers arrived on 09 October 1769 aboard the Endeavor. Led by explorer Captain James Cook, they first spotted the white cliffs now called Young Nick’s Head. His first landing in New Zealand was on Kaiti Beach.
Taking you back 600yrs to learn about early Maori & European settlement, it is perfect for those who love history and the outdoors.

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Waka Voyagers 'Tairāwhiti'link

Seda Procter
+64 22 652 5658
+64 21 022 41537
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

We are all local people with a love & an in-depth knowledge of the region. We share with you the stories of our people, history & culture & ensure you have a truly memorable experience!

We offer epic stories of the region’s voyaging history & its Māori ancestors without leaving the harbour. Take a journey through time with our local storytellers while on board the waka.

Or enjoy learning traditional sailing & wayfinding skills out in the bay, either sit and enjoy at your own leisure, or learn to man the “hoe” -steering paddle, hoist the sails & tack!

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Cycle Gisbornelink

Katrina Duncan
+64 6 927 7021
+64 27 203 4387
Groups and Free Independent Travelers
Mandarin, Japanese, Other

Discover spectacular scenery, breathe in fresh air and fall in love with the changing landscapes – all on a bike! Check out the unique vibe of the easternmost city in the world with a guided or a self-guided tour from Cycle Gisborne, or just hire a bike for a few hours and visit our beautiful beaches. Or go further afield and be set free on the Motu Trails.