Eastland with untamed forests and undisturbed beaches offers visitors the chance to be immersed in nature and the Maori culture while relaxing in their serene surrounds.
From valleys to surf beaches, mountain lakes to vineyards, Eastland has a diverse and beautiful landscape just waiting to be explored. While in the area enjoy fishing, diving, wine tasting and more.
There is an untamed feel about the Eastland landscape with rolling hills and beautiful beaches. Here you will find eerily misty mountain lakes, acres upon acres of green farmland and vineyards that produce some of the country's finest wine. Eastland is the place to immerse yourself in nature with popular activities including diving, swimming, surfing, fishing and more.
Eastland's major city Gisborne is the first city in the world to see the sun every day. Home to approximately 45 000 people the city enjoys warm summers and mild winters. The Gisborne climate makes it the perfect location for growing kiwifruit, citrus and subtropical fruits and grapes.
Eastland is the spot where the Polynesian migrants first landed and where the Maori and European people first came into contact. There is a distinct Maori vibe about the region with delicately carved Maori buildings, the presence of age old tribes and you will even catch snippets of conversations in Te Reo (the Maori language).
While in Gisborne you can visit one of three museums, experience the local art at one the galleries, explore the Te Urewera National Park, relax on Kapiti Beach, get your adrenalin pumping and go white-water rafting or try your hand at the local mini gold course.
Main Towns in the Eastland Region
Other Towns in the Eastland Region