The small easy-going city of Gisborn lies on the northeast coast of the north island New Zealand and boasts a harbour, three rivers and the excellent Midway Beach. This is the first landing place of James Cook in 1769 and many of the cities sights are connected to this including his landing site, Banks' Garden and the James Cook Observatory. The Te Poho-o-Rawiri Meeting House is one of the largest in the country and has fine carvings. Nearby is the Gisborne Museum and Arts Centre with dispkays on East Coast Maori and contemporary art.
Gisborne is the Chardonnay capital of New Zealand and there are plenty of wineries to visit in the surrounding area. You can also call at the East Coast Museum of Technology and Eastwoodhill Arboretum.
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