The busiest month for tourism in Gisborne is December, followed by April and July. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Gisborne in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Transport in Gisborne is generally modern, friendly and affordable. Gisborne public transport options may include buses, taxis, trains, flights or ferries. Alternatively hire a rental car, motorbike or motorhome.
Gisborne’s climate is classified as warm and temperate. Gisborne is a city with a significant rainfall. Even in the driest month there is a lot of rain. The climate here is classified as Cfb by the Köppen-Geiger system. The average annual temperature in Gisborne is 12.6 °C. The rainfall here averages 790 mm.
Gisborne is a city on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. It’s known for wineries and surf beaches such as Makorori. The Tairawhiti Museum has exhibits on indigenous and colonial history, with Wyllie Cottage, an early European house, and Maori artefacts. Titirangi Reserve has lookouts and a monument to explorer James Cook. Nearby, Te Poho-o-Rawiri is a Maori meeting house with carvings of ancestral figures.
Area: 8,355 km²