Splish Splash Family Fun
A Short Break
What’s the best way to start a family trip to Tairāwhiti Gisborne? At the beach of course! There is plenty to choose from: Wainui, Makorori, Waikanae, Midway and much more! From surfing to sandcastles, there is a lot to keep the kids entertained!
Wind your way south and head for the hills to find the magic forest that is New Zealand’s National Arboretum – Eastwoodhill. With over 130 hectares of tracks and trails, this is a wonderland to escape the city and explore.
Don’t forget your swimwear as you continue up the road to Rere Rockslide, the legendary 60-metre long natural rockslide to tick off your bucket list. Just make sure you bring a bodyboard (to go fast) or tyre tube (to go slow). Unbeatable fun! Go from rockslides to waterfalls and head towards the beautiful Rere Falls – a sweet spot to grab a few family snaps on your way back to the city.
Nothing beats a night out under a million stars. The only astro-tour experience in the region, Gisborne Astro Tours promises an unforgettable evening under the dark skies of Tairāwhiti. With one of New Zealand’s top amateur astronomers and astrophotographer as your guide, journey to the far galaxies and watch the universe light up the night from beneath the southern skies.
Time the tides ride for a unique family experience with Dive Tatapouri. Meet the tamariki of Tangaroa (children of the sea god) for an experience that will leave the kids buzzing for ages!
LOCAL TIP: Neptune’s Pizzeria will provide tasty delights for the whole family, and you can even take it back to the beach for a fun family picnic.