Fodor's Expert Review Cook Landing Site National Historic Reserve

Gisborne Memorial/Monument/Tomb

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


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Esplanade on south end of Turanganui River
Gisborne, Gisborne  New Zealand

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