Gisborne

New Zealand

Cruises To Gisborne

Considered the unofficial “Chardonnay Capital of New Zealand,” Gisborne’s winery trail is a must for wine enthusiasts. The region is also one of the sunniest places in the country and one of the first places in the world to see the sun rise. The North Island ‘s east coast city is known for its delicious cuisine, wonderful surf beaches and an ideal location to learn more about local Maori culture by visiting a Marae (meeting place), Maori village or other attractions. East Cape Lighthouse – the eastern most point of the North Island – offers a taste of scenic countryside and rugged coast.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Eastland Port, Gisborne. Ships will tender at this port.
  • Time Zone
    NZST (New Zealand Standard Time) UTC/GMT +12 hours
  • Language
    The language spoken in Gisborne is England (NZ English).
  • Currency & Shopping
    The currency accepted in Gisborne is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD).
    • Best Way to Get Around
      GizzyBus, Gisborne’s local public transport service, is available for guests to get around the city while in port. There are several taxi companies that provide transportation in and around Gisborne.
    • Famous For
      Gisborne is famous for being the first city to see the rise of the sun every day.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Nearly half of the city’s population are Maori, an ethnic group that represents the Polynesian natives of New Zealand.
    • Fun Fact #2
      The hangi is a traditional form of cooking that has its origins in the umu (earth ovens) of ancient Polynesia.

Gisborne TOP EXCURSIONS

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Waitomo Glowworm Grotto

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Swim with the Dolphins

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A Rotorua Maori Experience & Thermal Reserve

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