Gisborne Airport (GIS)

Flights depart from many of New Zealand’s national airports to Gisborne, all of which disembark at Gisborne Airport.

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Getting to Gisborne

Direct flights from Auckland to Gisborne and Wellington to Gisborne both take an hour and 5 minutes. Connecting flights are available from other domestic airports around New Zealand.

Airlines that fly to Gisborne

Air New Zealand is the only airline that offers domestic flights to Gisborne.

Located on the east cape of the North Island, Gisborne is a city with a population of 36,100 people.

As the site of Captain Cook’s first landfall in New Zealand, Gisborne has a long, proud history of both Maori and European settlements. It is one of the oldest inhabited areas in the country. Situated on the coast, nestled in Poverty Bay, Gisborne is known as ‘The City of Rivers’ due to its position at the confluence of the Waimata, Taruheru and Turanganui rivers.

As Gisborne is home to warm weather, it is one of the strongest growing regions in New Zealand, famous for its wine and fruit. Its coastal climate and position on the Pacific Ocean have also turned Gisborne into one of New Zealand’s prime surfing locations.

Famous surfing spots are Pouawa Beach, Wainui Beach and Makorori Point. Locals have a strong passion for the surfing. Visitors to Gisborne will find it the perfect place to jump on a board and learn to surf.

A number of wine tours are also available for those who want to learn about the region’s famous wine. Those wanting to explore the outdoors will be tempted by diving, tramping and cycling.