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First to see the sun each day the region is rugged, packed with history and very different. You’ll love the East Cape with its big, empty beaches, rolling surf and spectacular countryside. As you visit some of the small rural towns you will feel the years rolling back.
Don’t miss Tologa Bay with its long wharf and the drama of nearby Cook’s Cove, or the incredible vista from Cook’s Plaza above the city of Gisborne.
This is one of the wine regions of New Zealand too, renowned for its fine Chardonnays.
Rural Gisborne Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $50 to $150 per couple
Haurata is off SH2 between Opotiki and Gisborne.
Breathe the clean mountain air Drink the pure spring water Discover the pleasures of living in the remote hills of Gisborne NZ 100% pure splendid isolation. This diamond in the hills could be your next escape . . .,experience Gisborne's stunning, rugged backcountry .
Phone: 027 2940401
Address: Aerial Station, 658 Makaretu Road, Te Karaka
Rural Mahia Peninsular area Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $140 to $280 per couple
50mins to Gisborne, 15mins to Mahia, 3kms to Hot pools
Classy Shearers Quarters style accommodation, situated on 815ha working farm. Come and relax, have a wine watch the fallow deer. Bring your bike or your horse and explore the farm
Phone: 06 8378663
Mobile (and SMS): 021 464 965
Address: 3668 State Highway 2, Nuhaka