Gisborne is located on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is considered a city of rivers and one of the sunniest because of Mount Hikurangi, which is the first in the world to greet the sunrise


In the Maori language, the town is known as Turanga Nui a Kiva, and according to one legend it was named after the first canoe Takitimu on which the Aborigines landed on this land, becoming the first settlement on the east coast.

Tourists are attracted by the paradisiacal nature and coastal landscapes, the abundance of rivers and lakes, and the local beaches are great for surfing. The history and culture of New Zealand's aboriginal "Maori" people, who make up more than half of the population, is an integral part of Gisborne.