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"First city of the sun"

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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.

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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.

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What is the best time to visit Gisborne?

Gisborne is open to tourists most of the year but a lot of people prefer visiting in the spring or autumn, although the winter is pleasant too - the weather is chilly but the sun is warm .
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What is the 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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What are the things to do in Gisborne?

The top things to do in Gisborne are Tairawhiti Museum, Rere Rockslide, Kaiti Hill (Titirangi Domain), East Coast Museum of Technology , East Cape Lighthouse, Bushmere Estate. You can see all the places to visit in Gisborne here

What are the places near Gisborne?

The top places near to Gisborne are Auckland which is 350 km from Gisborne, Hastings which is located 148 km from Gisborne, Napier which is located 131 km from Gisborne, Rotorua which is located 164 km from Gisborne, Whakatane which is located 119 km from Gisborne

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