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Time

3 Days

Highlights

Motu Trails
Gisborne Railbikes
Learn to surf
Tupapa Heritage Trail

Proximity

Active exploration in and around Gisborne central

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Day 1 - Motu Trails

Motu Trails

Begin your time exploring in Gisborne by riding the Matokitoki loop - a diverse and pretty 18km that combines sealed roads, a solid gravel road climb and a short, steep descent on a farm track. It also starts from town, so no driving required! The loop is part of the Motu Trails Cycle Network - one of New Zealand's 'Great Rides'. Cycle Gisborne is your go-to for bike hire, and make sure you're prepared with a picnic lunch and your own drinks. 

 

Motu Trails Hire and Shuttle

Motu Trails Hire and Shuttle

Mountain bike hire & Shuttle servicing the Motu Trails cycle-way Opotiki & other local tracks for mountain bikers and trampers The best departure point for the Pakihi track, with two 11 seater shuttle buses. Accommodation & camping right in the bush
Motu Trails Hire and Shuttle
Cycle Gisborne

Cycle Gisborne

Cycle Gisborne offer Vineyard and Cultural day tours through the city and multi day tours around the Gisborne region including the Motu Trails. Cycle Hire available.
Cycle Gisborne

Highlights

Motu Trails

Day 1 - Motu Trails
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Day 2 - Learn to Surf, Tupapa Trail

Dawn surf lesson 

Gisborne is one of New Zealand's surf capitals and is blessed by consistent swells that hit year-round. Waikanae Beach - right in town - often has the perfect conditions for first-timers. Get up early and meet your instructor as dawn is breaking for a surfing lesson you'll never forget. 

After, you're likely to have worked up a big appetite - head to Flagship Eatery for one of the best breakfast menus in town. 

Tupapa Trail

After brunch, it's time for some active relaxing and cultural immersion on the Tupapa Trail - a must-do self-guided walk that takes you from Gisborne’s city centre to off road tracks. This 4km walk from the city to Titirangi Reserve (8 km return) is best done with the free Tupapa app. Connect with the events that shaped our country, in the places where they happened.

New Wave Surf Lessons Gisborne

New Wave Surf Lessons Gisborne

Want to learn to surf in Gisborne? Gisborne has some of the best surfing beaches in New Zealand. Our coaches have excellent local knowledge to keep you safe and ensure you have a great surfing experience!
New Wave Surf Lessons Gisborne
Surfing with Sarah

Surfing with Sarah

We are a mobile Surf coaching business as we pick the most suitable spot to surf for the day depending on conditions and the ability levels of our guests.

Highlights

Sunrise surf lesson
Tupapa Heritage Trail

Day 2 - Learn to Surf, Tupapa Trail
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Day 3 - Gisborne Railbike Adventure

Gisborne Railbike Adventure

A seriously unique cycling adventure, journey along the 90km of coastal railway between Gisborne and Wairoa on tandem bikes that allow you to peddle side-by-side. Soak up the stunning coastal and forest views, cycling through tunnels and along one of the most scenic stretches of tracks in the country. E-bikes are available to make things a little easier (the trail requires moderate fitness) and no balancing or steering is required. 

Bring a picnic lunch, take your time and make a day of it - The Gisborne Railbike Adventure is an awesome end to your Gisborne holiday. 

Gisborne Rail Bikes

Gisborne Rail Bikes

Experience an amazing new cycling adventure on the very scenic 90 kilometres of coastal railway between Gisborne and Wairoa.

Highlights

Gisborne Railbike Adventure

Day 3 - Gisborne Railbike Adventure
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