This is one of the largest Māori marae (meeting houses) in New Zealand, and the interior has excellent, complex traditional carving. One example is the tekoteko, a kneeling human figure with the right hand raised to challenge those who enter the marae. There are also unusual interior alcoves and a stage framed by carvings; it's essentially a meetinghouse within a meetinghouse. Photography is not allowed inside. On the side of the hill stands the 1930s Toko Toro
Tapu Church. You'll need permission to explore either site; contact the Gisborne-Eastland Visitor Information Centre and donations are requested.
Cnr Ranfurly St & Queens Drive, Gisborne, New Zealand