East Coast and the Volcanic Zone Sights

Cook Landing Site National Historic Reserve

  • Esplanade on south end of Turanganui River Map It
  • Gisborne
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

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

Map It

Published 08/30/2016


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