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The best of Gisborne
Visitors to New Zealand can sometimes miss out on some of the country's best destinations. If you want to experience the land of the long white cloud in full, you have to leave the tourist enclaves of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. Head to the eastern coast of New Zealand's north island and you'll find Gisborne, a stunning seaside town with white sands, blue waters and strong ties to the region's Māori heritage. It's also the home of chardonnay in New Zealand, with a small but dedicated group of viticulturists proving the country's wine industry has more to offer than just sauvignon blanc, however delicious that varietal might be.