At Waikanae Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park we want to ensure you have the best Gisborne experience, leave here wanting to come back & loving our little treasure of a town as much as we do!
We have the accommodation to suit the needs of all.
Our wide range of activites keep the children happy with the beach on your doorstep, great for swimming,surfing, boogie boarding or buliding sand castles. There is also Go Kart Hire, tennis courts and two different playgrounds to choose from. For the rainy days we have our T.V room with Sky, table tennis, a computer and more.
But don't worry we didn't forget about the adults, we have Surfboard, Paddleboard and Kayak hire and knowledgeable staff to help you plan your stay.
- Wine Tastings - Beautiful seafood - Natural Rockslides and Waterfalls plus so much more!
- BBQ Area
- Boogie Board Hire
- Card Phone
- Communal Kitchen facilities
- Communal Shower & Toilet facilities
- Cot Hire available
- Dump Station
- Games Room
- High Chair Hire available
- Internet Kiosk
- Jumping Pillow
- Kayak Hire
- Linen Hire
- Movie Room
- Pedal Go-cart Hire
- Secure Caravan Storage
- Shop Onsite
- Surfboard Hire
- Towel Hire
- TV Room with SKY
- Wireless Internet
- Boat/Car Wash facilities
- Vehicle Storage
- Blanket Hire
Tairawhiti Museum & Te Moana Maritime Museum
This award-winning complex houses a fine collection of Maori and European artifacts, an extensive photographic collection and art galleries which exhibit local, national and international art works. Shop specialises in local art and craft. Te Moana Maritime Museum includes the wheelhouse salvaged from S.S. Star of Canada which sank off Kaiti beach in 1912, a collection of historic surfboards and maritime artifacts.
Cost: $5.00 (Free on Mondays)
Built in 1872, is a six-roomed cottage furnished in the early colonial style. It was the first house built on the northern side of the Taruheru River and is now the oldest house still standing in Gisborne
Cook's Landing site National Historic Reserve
At Kaiti Beachmarks the place where Captain Cook landed on the 9th October, 1769
Captain Cook's and Young Nick's statues
Are sited at the mouth of Turanganui River near Waikanae Beach. Cabin boy, Nicholas Young, was the first crewman on board Cook's barque Endeavour to sight New Zealand in 1769. Young Nick's Head, the striking headlands protecting the southern opening of Poverty Bay bears his name.
A world-renowned tree and shrub collection in a rambling,park setting including hills,valleys,ponds and formal gardens. A great place to visit in all seasons. The largest collection of Northern Hemisphere trees south of the Equator, Eastwoodhill is the national arboretum of New Zealand. Enjoy a stunning variety of walking tracks for all levels of fitness and mobility.
Cost: Adult $15.00
Located off Aberdeen Road on the banks of Taruheru River, is a 4ha park featuring trees,ponds, rose and cactus collections, an aviary and a children's play area.
Located on Awapuni Road near Midway Beach, contains a boating lake and play equipment
Morere Hot Springs
A 30 minute drive out of Gisborne is this beautiful native bush reserve and Thermal pools. With a variety of refreshing cool and rejuvenating hot mineral pools in a natural rain forest setting. Plus cafe, picnic ground, children's pools and playground, art & crafts, and massage day spa.
Cost: Adult $12 Child $6
Gisborne Olympic Pool Complex
A geat family fun complex located on Centennial Marine Drive at Midway Beach. Features a 50m, 7 land pool, with a 33m outdoor recreational pool, dive pool with diving boards, 98m hydro-slide, outdoor toddlers pool with slide and hot spa/therapy pools.
Cost: Adult swim $3.90, Child $2.90
Gisborne Surf Beaches
Gisborne is world famous for its variet of great surf. "Waikanae Beach" at the front of the camping ground is perfect for learners. For those who like more of a challenge, travel further up the coast to the point break and beaches of Makarori and Wainui. Or for real thrill seekers, make your way to the "Island."
Rere Rock slide $ Rere Falls
Located around 50K inland from Gisborne is this Photogenic waterfall,picnic area and swimming hole. The Rere rock slide is a 60metrewater slide just up the road from the waterfall. Take boogie-boards,wetsuits, inflatable mattress or simply a rubber inner tube to slide down this amazing natural water slide