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Eastland & Gisborne, New Zealand

Stretching out into the Pacific Ocean, the littlevisited and unspoilt Eastland harbours some of New Zealand’s most dramatic scenery.

As the Pacific Coast Highway hugs the shore all the way from Opotiki to Te Araroa, it passes through tunnels of ancient pohutukawa forest, tiny settlements rich in Maori culture, and spectacular, deserted bays.


Gisborne, the country’s most easterly city, is renowned for its long hours of sunshine and fertile plains, producing many subtropical fruits and some of the country’s best chardonnays.

The inland route back to Opotiki climbs steadily up to Matawai, then plunges into the magnificent Waioeka River Gorge which runs back down to the Pacific Ocean.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Eastland & Gisborne

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Eastland & Gisborne, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Accommodation choices for Eastland & Gisborne

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Eastland & Gisborne. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Knapdale Eco Lodge, Gisborne

      Knapdale Eco Lodge

      First Class

      Knapdale Eco Lodge provides the perfect combination of great accommodation, superb hosting, and a real working farm experience.