• Toatoa sheep muster, Jim Robinson

The Motu, No Ordinary Road – Cycle Trails

September 10th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

"Most Dangerous Journey in the Dominion," proclaimed an article in The Poverty Bay Herald in February 1914. The story reported on a nerve-wracking trip from Motu to Ōpōtiki, when “Mr Charles Buscke gained the distinction of driving the first motor car across this mountainous road. Telegraphic advice of the success of the journey only reached town [...]

  • Oneroa Cycle and Walkway offers magnificent coastal views

A Taste of TairAwhiti on Bikes

May 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

“Our mission is for visitors to cycle up an appetite. Not just for Gisborne’s fine food and wine, but also to cycle more often,” enthuses Katrina Duncan, co-owner of Cycle Gisborne. On a sublime blue-sky-and-sea Tairāwhiti day she shared exactly that: cycle ride, cider-taste, cycle, beer-pizza – then cycle a bit more. Katrina and her [...]

  • Paddling inside a sea cave delivers a new perspective

Quietly over the Water

October 27th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

You can see the green-blue silhouette of Moutohorā/Whale Island from all along the coast of the eastern Bay of Plenty. Nine kilometres offshore, it’s a much-loved icon. That distance used to be about as close as most people could get to Moutohorā, but no longer. White Island Tours now cruises to the island for a [...]