Gisborne Walks + Reserves

Gisborne City Historic Walk 1-3 hours. Enjoy a leisurely historic walk through Tairāwhiti Gisborne City taking in rivers, harbour and sea. Take in the districts past, present and future.

Titirangi Domain / Kaiti Hill Provides great views of the city. Hike up the walkways to make the most of Titirangi Recreational Reserve’s native trees, picnic areas and fitness trail.

Langford Fallon Reserve – Whataupoko Reserve Langford Fallon reserve is situated directly to the East of Fox Street and to the North East of Seddon Crescent. This reserve is hilly with small gullies. Old farm tracks exist on the reserve which are ideal for mountain bikes, recreational walkers and runners. The majority of the reserve is covered in exotic tree species. Total area is 22.108ha.

Gisborne Botanical Gardens

Gisborne Botanical Gardens

Riverside Walkway A new pathway follows the banks of the Turanganui and Taruheru Rivers and is a lovely opportunity to view the inner city.

Te Kuri Farm Walkway 5.6km loop track of 2-3 hours to a highpoint overlooking Tairāwhiti Gisborne (290m).

Haurata High Country Walks Spectacular day walks comparable to Waikaremoana. Botanical treat with 5ha landscaped rhododendron garden. Simple stylish accommodation, large deck and hot hub.

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Gray’s Bush Scenic Reserve Popular 12ha remnant of original Kahikatea Forest close to Tairāwhiti Gisborne. 10-20min loop tracks.

Waihirere Domain On back Ormond Rd. A picnic area surrounded by native bush with a walk leading to Waihirere Waterfall.

Wainui – Makorori Headland A short but steep climb to a headland with views over two sweeping surf beaches.

Okitu Bush Scenic Reserve 2.6ha of scenic bush and a 20- 30 min track. Adjacent to Wainui – Makorori Headland walkway. Gisborne to Opotiki (via Waiokea Gorge).

Otoko Walkway A 5km/2hr track following part of the disused Tairāwhiti Gisborne to Motouhora railway.

Whinray Scenic Reserve A 429ha area of native forest running down to a spectacular set of water falls on the wild and scenic Motu River. A 5km track runs through the reserve.

Waioeka/Urutawa A wide range of tracks and walks that can be accessed from the Waioeka Gorge and SH2.  Includes the Tauranga Track 2-3 hrs, Mangapumarumaru Track 4 hrs to Tutaetoko Stream, Manganuku Track 2 ½ – 4 hrs and others.