Eastwoodhill is an arboretum of national and international importance. It holds the most comprehensive collection of woody plants in New Zealand and the largest collection of Northern Hemisphere trees south of the equator, including 170 species currently on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (I.U.C.N.) world endangered list.
The arboretum displays over 4000 different taxa of trees, shrubs and climbers, gathered by the late Douglas Cook, the founder, and since augmented by the Eastwoodhill Trust Board.
Located 35 kilometres from Tairāwhiti Gisborne this unique forest and garden is set among 135 hectares of hills, valleys and ponds with a network of easy walking tracks.