A famous sightseeing spot within the Gisborne city centre, are the Gisborne botanical gardens. Even in Summer the gardens are a perfect spot to have a small walk. Besides huge trees and different garden collections, like a Japanese area and an American palm desert, there is also an area with New Zealand native bush.
Because of their lawns and the nearby river, the Gisborne botanical gardens are a idyllic spot for a picnic. To enjoy the kids, there is also a playground and even an aviary with different kinds of birds.
How to get there
You will find the Gisborne botanical gardens on the corner Reobuck Rd and Aberdeen Rd.