East Coast and the Volcanic Zone Sights



Cook Landing Site National Historic Reserve

Cook Landing Site National Historic Reserve Review

This place has deep historical significance for New Zealanders. A statue of Captain James Cook, who first set foot on New Zealand soil here on October 9, 1769, stands on Kaiti Beach, across the river southeast of the city center. The beach itself, at low tide, attracts interesting birdlife.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Esplanade on south end of Turanganui River, Gisborne
  • Location: Gisborne
Updated: 02-18-2014

Fodorite Reviews

Be the first to review this property


View more trip reports

  • Internet access

    Need some advice for getting internet access while travelling around the South Island in NZ in October. Read more

View more travel discussions

· News & Features

View more blog stories