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Eastland Region Major Towns

Opotiki

Opotiki is a seaside town. There are many historic sites around the town, which reflect Opotiki’s rich Maori heritage. In the last two centuries, the township became an important trading post for regional produce and was a major whaling port until early last century.

Try jet boating, kayaking, rafting, fishing, hunting, diving, biking, horse riding, golf and bushwalking. Check out the local art and craft shops.

Gisborne

Gisborne offers one of the warmest climates in New Zealand.
Take a tasting-tour of the local wineries. Sample local seafood at a waterfront restaurant. Walk in Captain Cook's footsteps at Kaiti Beach. Go to the East Coast Museum of Technology.

Wairoa

On the banks of the Wairoa River, the town's name literally translates as "Long Water". Enter the Urewera National Park to picturesque Lake Waikaremoana. Go kayaking or trout fishing.