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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.

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

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