Downtown Gisborne, New Zealand









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Things to do in Gisborne, New Zealand

Main Street of old Downtown Gisborne speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As Gisborne the community gathers, it leaves a pocket of opportunity for small business owners to come in and set up shop.Take a few minutes to explore what each downtown has to offer by viewing our directory below.

Downtown Gisborne makes shopping for wine and other spirits easy by bringing an incredible collection sourced from local, regional well-known producers from around the World. Hit the wine tasting events and stock up on your favorite choice to be shipped home for your convenience.

Downtown Gisborne has the perfect game shop for both young and old. Your friends and family will enjoy hours of entertainment with a wide selection of board games, card games and games of skill. A perfect stop for travellers with kids and those seeking a new adventure for game night.

Downtown Gisborne offers on-the-go dining when you visit your favorite food truck. Pick up some corn tortilla tacos with freshly made pico with a fresh squeeze of lemon to give your day a boost. Food trucks can offer a wide variety of niche ethnic blends.

Downtown Gisborne has a great collection of barber shops to choose from if you want to take a little off the top, get a clean shave or to trim your moustache or beard. Take a moment to consider buying some styling gel, beard oil or wax and always tip well.

Why do you love downtown?

Jackie Avery
I love supporting locals, the view, and atmosphere!

Alicia Hansen
I love the unique products and small town vibe.

Jennifer Wagner
First time downtown!

Harriet Rapista
Never been but planning to go in August

Ashlee
We're visiting from Portland and we love the laid back atmosphere of this town. It is a clean and friendly town!

Restaurants in Gisborne, New Zealand



Downtown Gisborne Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown Gisborne can make or break the experience of your entire trip. Take a few minutes to explore what each hotel has to offer by viewing our directory below. Here are some tips to consider:

Bring an actual credit card to avoid deposits and pre-authorizations consuming money in your checking account which will reduce your available balance. Hotels that accept paper cash often ask for a hefty deposit to cover potential damages in your room leaving you scrambling to find an ATM.

Policies vary on the availability of pet friendly rooms to it is wise to be open, honest and upfront during the booking process. You may find yourself kicked out or even paying a large deposit if you are not in a pet-friendly hotel and bring one anyway. New ADA laws are fuzzy though as service animals are not required to be documented and proprietors are legally not allowed to ask if the animal is a pet vs. a service animal.

Ask to be placed opposite of any roadways. Road noise can be a constant source of pollution which may not be a noticeable problem during the day but reveals itself at night. Don't be afraid to request a room change to get a better sleep.



Quality Hotel Emerald, Gisborne
13 Gladstone Road,Gisborne 4040


Captain Cook Motor Lodge
31 Awapuni Rd, Waikanae Beach


Champers Motor Lodge
811 Gladstone Road


Bella Vista Gisborne
511-513 Gladstone Road


Teal Motor Lodge
479 Gladstone Road


ASURE ALFRESCO MOTOR LODGE
784 Gladstone Road