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 areĀ  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.