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Best things to do in Gisborne

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Establishment
“A lovely museum with great gift shop and cafe at the entrance. Can just go to the cafe without going through the museum. Local displays, fun interactive and family friendly. ”
18local recommendations
Cinema
“The Dome Cinema & Bar is a clutter of yesteryear antiquities, mood lighting and a cool laid-back Gizzy vibe. Great venue for a drink, stay-on for a meal or attend a movie sitting”
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Grocery or Supermarket
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Bar
“One of Gisborne's iconic spots to have an evening beer or wine. Sometimes hosts food events and great music acts. Decor is old machinery, planes, bikes, heavy metal stuff! Took some guests who arrived from Aussie on a motorbike, as it looked like their kind of place, and they thought they'd arrived in biker's heaven!”
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Restaurant
“The Rivers is Gisborne’s “local”, with the true Irish flavour. Family friendly, well priced menu with generous portions. Gisborne’s only Beer Master. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere.”
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Food
“Saturday morning market for fresh fruit and vegetables as well as local arts and crafts. Highly recommended.”
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Restaurant
“These guys generally do a good dinner. It has a good atmosphere and tasty food”
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Brewery
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“These local legends make delicious beer on the premises and we love to support local. Depending on the night of the week you can order a delicious pizza from the pizza cart outside or try one of Sunshine Brewery's gourmet pies...YUM!”
5local recommendations
Clothes Shop
“The Dome cinema and PBC is an interesting event location, movie theatre, and restaurant. Check their weekly program. Dome Gisborne”
6local recommendations
Café
“Start your day (or continue your day) with a delicious coffee and some friendly service. While you're at it take a takeaway coffee cup to get your beverage in and do your bit for the environment at the same time... these guys will appreciate it :)”
3local recommendations
Meal Takeaway
“If you are looking for a delicious Pizza for a snack or a meal... then these are your people!”
3local recommendations
Cinema
“When was the last time you went to the movies? Enjoy easy parking & trying to eat a chocolate-coated icecream in the dark ...”
3local recommendations
Restaurant
“Fine dining. Beautiful meals and a great wine selection. Not for the budget conscious.”
4local recommendations
Store
“Great Pizza's & burgers in the evenings. Great coffee and treats in the day time, plus essentials. ”
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Point of Interest
“The Vines at Bushmere is a lovely restaurant and vineyard. Lovely food, nice wine.”
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Premise
“The lookout on Kaiti Hill is great for panoramic views of the city and bay. There is a walk way up, or follow the road, by car or foot. ”
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