Gisborne + The Eastland Region. It's all - Out East

Adventure Activities

Ashworth Helicopters

Wayne Ashworth
Gisborne & Wairoa Airports

P: 06 867 7128 (24 hours)
F: 06 868 1948
M: 027 323 103

Based at Gisborne & Wairoa Airports, Ashworth Helicopters specialises in scenic flights, hunting and fishing safaris and services to Eastland's vast wilderness areas.  Guides and equipment available for all outdoor activities.  Ten minute scenic flights over Gisborne and beaches for groups up to five.  Heli-fishing to excellent fishing spots on the East Coast.  Sunrise flights to Mount Hikurangi, first to see the sunrise each day.  Three helicopters operating.


Dive Tatapouri (Feed the Stingrays and Shark Cage Diving)

SH 35
Dean & Chris Savage
P: 06 868 5153

Discover Tangaroa and its children - Dive Tatapouri situated on the waterfront 10mins from Gisborne is the perfect place to unwind while soaking up the local culture, history and unique marine surroundings. Shark Cage Diving - The ultimate adventure. Our design built cage allows us to take you very close to the most feared animal in the ocean. No experience needed. Allow at least half a day for the activity. Season November to April, bookings essential, weather dependant.
Reef Ecology Tour and Rere Rockslide trips also available.

Walking Legends                                                                     

Rob and Hilary

Free Phone 0800 WALK NZ
P: 07 345 7363
F: 07 312 5745
M: 021 545 068

Enjoy the flexibility and intimacy of these small group guided hiking tours of the Lake Waikaremoana Track, Te Urewera National Park, Whirinaki Forest, guided hiking tours in Tongariro National Park and the Tongariro Crossing, Whakatane and Rotorua, New Zealand. 
We are New Zealanders with a passion for the area and extensive knowledge of the flora, fauna and history you will encounter during your wilderness experience. Qualmarked.

Paintball Gisborne

Ron Taiapa
P: 06 868 5177
M: 0277732803

Gisborne Team Building

Prue Younger

M: 021 2765484

We help you bring a new improved culture to your business, work place environment!
Events to suit all team and all budgets, try something new.  Affordable, flexible and its fun all the way...take a closer look.
"See what others have to say about us", Prue Younger - Team Building Manager

Gisborne Cycle Tours

P: 06 927 7021

Cycle up an appetite and experience the Gisborne region.
Pack a picnic or grab one of our gourmet picnics and head off on a comfy bike tour bike with a local map to discover our beautiful region.  From half day through to three day tours.  We can connect you to accommodation options or provide fully inclusive cycle tours for you.

Blitz Surf School

Euan Nelson
34 Wainui Rd

P: 06 8684428
M: 028 2580 9397
FB:  Blitz Surf Shop Gisborne

 Gisborne has got to be probably the best place in NZ to learn how to surf.  With coastlines facing south and east, a 180 degree window for picking up super consistent swell (Gisborne rarely goes flat for long), fantastic weather, beaches to suit all levels and better rates for lessons than other surf towns in NZ.  Learn to surf with the knowledgeable local crew from Blitz Surf Shop.  Learners, improvers and also elite surf coaching is available.  Plus we sponsor women's only surf days (Wahine on Waves) every summer.  Both group and private lessons are available with our NZ qualified surf coaches and we are mobile so you'll never be stuck with somewhere to go.  All surfboards and wetsuits are provided AND you'll get a couple of hours free hire-age of our gear to practice what you've learnt.  We've great rates, plus concessions are available.  Don't forget...nowhere else in Gisborne can offer you deals on a new surfboard or wetsuit after your life has changed and you've taken up surfing with the Blitz Surf School.


Walking on Water Surf School

Liz Alder
P: 8632969
M: 0223130213

Walking on Water is a Surf School based in Gisborne, New Zealand. We teach all ages and all walks of life to Surf. Open everyday, the school's goal is to give you a safe and super fun surfing experience and share the joy of surfing with you!
Our team of fully qualified female and male instructors are stoked to offer a variety of tried and tested techniques that help both Adults and Kids get up and riding waves in no time!!
Whether you are completely new to the sport, advanced an intermediate surfer or just someone that picks up a board in the summer time we can help you advance to the next level in your surfing.
We offer Video analysis, gift vouchersFun Group Sessions for Family, Friends, Work mates, School Groups, Youth Groups, Women's Groups, Sports Clubs, Xmas and Birthday Parties.
We are registered with the National Surfing body-Surfing New Zealand, so you can be certain that our team  are well positioned to give you safe and up to date coaching.
Kids $35, Group Lessons $50, Private $75, check out our website for more options!


Surf Lessons Gisborne

Simon Parkin
P: 06 8688059
M: 027 2402059

Learn to surf with Simon (Simoana) atGisborne's beautifull sunny beaches. A safe and fun adventure activity for yourself, friends or the whole family! You will be very safe as Simon has over 40 years surfing experience and 10 years surfing instructoring in his own business. He has undertaken his international surfing certification, surf life saving and 1st Aid courses.
Fees include the hire of recommended soft top surfboards, warm wetsuits, instruction on water and board safety and full tuition in the water.
Specials for:
Additional Lessons
Group Bookings 
Schools - Low decile 
Special needs

Affordable and professional. Give Simon a call today!

Surfing With Frank

P: 06 867 0823
M: 021 1190 971

One of the very best things anyone in Gisborne can do is book in for a learn to surf lesson with Frank.  
Frank is a great coach, NZ Level Certified and is a living example of love what you do and do what you love.
Surfboard and wetsuit provided.  Max 4 people per coach.  Surfboard and wetsuit hire available.  Allow approx 2 hours per lesson.


  Private lesson NZ$75.00
  2-4 Surfers (each) NZ$50.00
  3 Lesson concession NZ$130.00

Freestyle NZ

P: 06 868 8840
M: 021 830715

Professional Kitesurf instruction and equipment.  Beginner and intermediate programme and advacned performance coaching.  Surf clinics, boat support.  Qualified and experiences coaches.  Equipment hire and repairs.  Kayak hire available.  Call to book.


Taupo Tandem Skydive

P: 07 377 0428

Journey high above spectacular Lake Taupo with views of snow-capped volcanoes. Skydive from 15,000 feet with over one minute in freefall, reaching speeds in excess of 200kph! With the largest range of camera options and multi-lingual staff, your skydive will be unforgettable.

We offer both freefall and handycam, ground footage and an exit photo. You can receive all of your footage in HD on one of our free USBs. We even offer free pick-ups from Rotorua!  
Experience the adventure with NZ’s original tandem skydiving company. As a Qualmark endorsed activity, your safety is our number one priority.


Riverview Horse Treks

16 Mangaone Road
Te Karaka

P: 06 8623663
C: 0277491629

Located 20mins from town in a rural quiet setting, with established trees and tranquil river.  Treks are built around rider ability, novice and experienced are catered for.  Families are a specility as we have small ponies up to big horses.  
Come and have a fun day out. Group transport available by arrangement.  
Also available: many other exciting horse and pony activities.