Eastwoodhill Express | Supported

This one day escape starts in the hills at Eastwoodhill Arboretum, the National Arboretum of New Zealand and travels downhill through hill country farms, vineyards and orchards back to Tairāwhiti Gisborne.

You will be shuttled from Tairāwhiti Gisborne to Eastwoodhill Arboretum.  Eastwoodhill encompasses over 131 hectares planted in exotic and native trees, shrubs and climber plantings.  The collection was planted by Douglas Cook and is regarded as the largest and most comprehensive collection of Northern Hemisphere trees south of the equator.  Begin your day with a walk around the magnificent gardens.  Eastwoodhill walks cater for all levels of fitness and abilities, from flat tree lined paths to a steep climb up Mt Arateitei which rewards visitors with glorious views of the arboretum and the surrounding countryside.  All walks are clearly signposted and maps are available from the visitors centre.

When you are ready, get on your bike, prepare for a change of pace as you head down Ngatapa Hill, an exhilarating downhill.  Wind your way back to Tairāwhiti Gisborne through the productive Poverty Bay Flats, home to quality vineyards and wineries.  Enjoy a vineyard platter and wine tasting at one of our lovely Tairāwhiti Gisborne cellar doors.

This tour offers easy riding and you will travel +/- 35 kilometers.

This tour costs $289 per person for 2 people, which reduces to $239 each for 3 or more.

*contact us to inquire about our group rates

What to bring

  • Comfortable riding clothes

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses

  • A fleece/jacket

  • Water


  • Shuttle to Eastwoodhill Arboretum

  • Entry into Eastwoodhill Arboretum

  • Vineyard platter

  • Wine tasting

  • Bikes and helmets

What you can add on

  • A guide for the day

  • Jeep/walking tour

  • Transfer