The Number One Must-Do When Visiting Gisborne
The East Cape Lighthouse.
The East Cape Lighthouse received the Trip Advisor’s 2015 Traveler’s Choice Award and is ranked as the number one must-do when visiting Gisborne by travel reviewers. If you’ve found yourself here in the Gisborne area, or are planning to make the trip, be sure to add the East Cape Lighthouse to your itinerary!
What’s the East Coast Lighthouse? – The Number One Must-Do When Visiting Gisborne
The East Cape Lighthouse boasts as the best view for seeing the very first sunrise on the planet each day (see: Home of the First Sunrise). The lighthouse was built in 1900, stationed on a nearby island. It was later moved to its current location on the coast. The lighthouse was built large enough to house three lighthouse keepers, but it is currently controlled remotely off-site in Wellington.
When you visit the East Cape Lighthouse, wear comfortable shoes and leave yourself plenty of time to reach the top, possibly up to an hour depending on your fitness level (some may only take 15 minutes). There’s about 700 steps from the parking area to get to the lighthouse.
Stay Close and Rise Early for the First Sunrise on the Planet!
Looking for accommodations? The closest place to stay is with us, and we’d love to welcome you. For bookings, please visit our website at http://www.hicksbaymotel.co.nz/book-online/ .