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Eastland (Gisborne) The Māori name for the Gisborne region is Tairawhiti - the coast upon which the sun shines across the water. Gisborne is named for an early Colonial Secretary, William Gisborne. Eastland is the name of the region. On the east coast of of the North Island is an area also known as the East Cape, a secluded, natural place offering a unique experience for those want to see the true New Zealand. Kaiti Beach at Gisborne was where the Maori immigrational waka, Horouta, landed and the beach was also the first landing place in New Zealand for Europeans.

Eastland is a wild and enchanting place full of ancient stories. Catch the first sunrise of the world's new day and explore a coast that few people know well. Eastland reaches out to the Pacific Ocean, and is the first mainland place in the world to see the sun each day. Gisborne is one of the sunniest spots in New Zealand with average yearly sunshine of around 2200 hours. The city is the main centre of Eastland, which is known for its subtropical summers with the long hours of sunshine. Visitors can enjoy  a fantastic combination of vibrant cafes and excellent surfing. There's a wonderfully fresh quality to the scenery of Eastland. It is a great base for visitors wanting to explore the bush and forest parks, with walks ranging anywhere from half-an-hour to four days. One of the most stunning areas for hiking and trekking is in the Te Urewera National Park, the third biggest national park and the largest area of untouched native forest in New Zealand. This is a land of bush-fringed misty mountains, lakes and beaches that has remained virtually  unchanged for hundreds of years. Even the region’s farmland and vineyards breathe the spirit of nature.

Gisborne is a city where you can indulge in gourmet dining and wine tasting as the area is one of New Zealand’s largest grape- growing regions with a number of award-winning wineries and vineyards.

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