Boasting natural beauty and a rich Maori history, Eastland is serene, striking and largely undisturbed. First place in the world to see each new day, Eastland is known for its sunrises, surf and seafood!

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Whether you require boutique B&B accommodation, budget backpacker beds or family camping facilities, Eastland has it all.

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Eastland is blessed with countless beaches and forests, offering visitors access to excellent swimming, surfing and hiking.

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About Eastland

Eastland is a region of diverse landscapes. In the space of a day you can journey through primeval native forests, view stunning lakes and rivers, and end up on a deserted beach. Far from the holiday crowds, solitude defines the striking Eastland region.

Gisborne is the first city in the world to see the new day. Don't leave Eastland without witnessing an east coast sunrise - truly magical. The region's capital and main port of call for most visitors, Gisborne enjoys high sunshine hours and a warm climate.

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How do you get to Eastland?

  • Travel by Plane
    • Eastland's main passenger airport is located five kilometres from Gisborne city centre. Gisborne Airport offers daily flights to and from a selection of North Island destinations.
  • Travel by Train
    • There are no train services to Eastland.
  • Travel by Bus
    • Gisborne and Wairoa are the region's main destination hubs. Passenger buses pass through and offer drop-offs/pick-ups in both Gisborne and Wairoa. A passenger shuttle service also runs between Wairoa and Rotorua via Lake Waikaremoana twice a week.
  • Rent a Vehicle
    • Several local taxi and shuttle companies operate from Gisborne Airport. Three car rental companies also have depots at the airport.