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Best Time: November, March Read More

Ideal duration: 3 days

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"First city of the sun"

Gisborne Tourism

Largest settlement in the Gisborne district

A city in the northeastern part of New Zealand, this settlement was initially known as Turanga and renamed after the colonial secretary of New Zealand - William Gisborne

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Currency in Gisborne

The New Zealand dollar is traditionally slightly lower than the Australian dollar. Better exchange rates are available onshore but it is advisable to have some local currency before landing. NZ$ is readiily available at most currency exchangers in the world.

Exchanging Money in Gisborne

Onshore exchange rates are more favorable. Most established places will accept plastic money though.

Daily Budget for Gisborne

Daily budget in a town like Gisborne will be around NZ$ 50- 70.

Religion of Gisborne


Gisborne Customs

Gisborne has no unique local customs that need to be observed

Language of Gisborne

English is the language of communication.

History of Gisborne

Gisborne has been settled in for over 700 years. First it was the local tribes and then after the landing of Captain Cook, missionaries began to come to Gisborne and finally the town was formed in the 1830s and the town council in 1877.

Nightlife in Gisborne

Gisborne doesn't have much of a nightlife but some places to hang out are Rivers and Smash Palace which is an iconic drinking den in Gisborne's industrial wastelands.

Shopping in Gisborne

Most of Gisborne's shops are located on Gladstone road, which is their main street and are moderately priced.

Restaurants and Local Food in Gisborne

Gisborne has a wide variety of restaurants the most famous being UNSSCO Bar and Bistro which is pure class. The Marina Restaurant is another just as splendid place to try out food. Yoko Sushi Express, Frank and Albie's and Just Thai are other notable eateries.
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