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Locations near Gisborne:
(Pop: 33,100) (Māori:
Tūranga-nui-a-Kiwa, "The place where 'Kiwa' -
of the Tākitimu waka - stood") is the name of the largest settlement
within the Gisborne Region of northeastern New Zealand.
Inland from Gisborne, the land
is rough, predominantly forested, hill country. Te Urewera National Park is
located in the west of the region, and the Kaingaroa Forest is located
further west of that. A spine of rough ridges dominates the centre of the
region, culminating in the impressive bulk of the 1620 metre Mount Hikurangi
in the region's northeast.
Eastland was the first land sight seeing by Captain Cook and also early Maori and European history. Eastland is part of the Pacific Coast Highway.
Gisborne is served by regular
bus and coach services to and from Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Napier, Hastings
and Wellington and by
Air New Zealand Link services from Auckland, Hamilton