Tairāwhiti Gisborne Cultural Tour | Guided

This interesting historical account visits many sites in our city. Knowledgeable local guides lead you to historic spots around our beautiful city over 8-10 kilometers.

Tairāwhiti Gisborne is steeped in historical significance. In the heart of the city, the rivers Taruheru and Waimata join to form the Tūranganui River – it is here that Kiwa, captain of the Horouta Waka made landfall along with the other migratory canoe the Takitimu. Gisborne was known to early Māori as Tūranganui-a-Kiwa

New Zealand’s first European explorers arrived on 09 October 1769 aboard the Endeavor. Led by the famous explorer Captain James Cook, they first spotted the white cliffs now called Young Nick’s Head. His first landing in New Zealand was on Kaiti Beach.  

Cycle Gisborne’s Cultural Tour takes you back 600 years to learn about early Maori and European settlement. It is the perfect Tairāwhiti Gisborne activity for those who love history and the outdoors.

This tour offers easy riding.

This tour costs $199 per person for 2 people, which reduces to $139 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


  • A guide

  • Refreshments along the way

  • Bikes and helmets

What you can add on

  • A light lunch or similar

  • Wine, beer & cider tastings

  • Transfers