Gisborne by Bicycle

  • Port

    Gisborne, New Zealand

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type

    Biking, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Starting At


  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 2½ Hours

  • Meals Included


Cycle through Gisborne -- the first city in the world to see the light of each new day and the place where Maori explorers first set foot in New Zealand.

As you ride, your guide will point out where English discoverer Captain James Cook first made contact with local Maori people almost 250 years ago. (S)he will share some interesting stories about the settlement of the Gisborne area by Maori and Europeans as you view the Cook's Landing National Heritage Site.

The nine-plus miles (15 km) route takes you on cycle ways, past monuments, around important historical sites, and through the city streets. Don't miss checking out the lovely old architecture, including the Tairawhiti Museum & Art Gallery.

A morning snack will be served at a local café before you head to the riverside cycle trail and return to the port.


The cycling is on flat terrain on cruiser, low-step touring cycles. Minimum age is 10 years.