Welcome to Bayleys Gisborne
Gisborne on the East Coast of the North Island provides a safe anchorage halfway between the ports of Auckland and Wellington. The city, as indeed is the whole region, is a picturesque, friendly, and hospitable district with a multicultural population - epitomising all that is best about provincial New Zealand.
The warm, sun-filled climate reflects it the region’s seaside proximity, and complements its rich soils, bountiful harvests, miles of sandy beaches and resource-rich oceans.
Stretching from Mahia Peninsula in the south and around East Cape to the Eastern Bay of Plenty in the north, the Gisborne district is famous for its beautiful coastline where surfers devour the swells, and its rivers - where fly fishing, canoeing and white water rafting are some of the other water-based activities on offer. It’s also where you’ll see Bayleys signs proudly marketing some of the regions finest homes, farms, and business real estate opportunities.
Bayleys Gisborne principal James MacPherson heads the sales team, which includes specialists in all sectors of real estate – from farming and lifestyle, special projects, commercial and industrial, through to hotel and motel leasing brokerage, residential, waterfront and coastal property.
The region's historical connections are unequalled. The first migration from the ancestral homeland of Hawaiiki resulted in the settlement and occupation of the Gisborne region 650 years ago. Captain James Cook's ship, Endeavour, first anchored in New Zealand in the waters of the wide bay encompassing Gisborne, and on October 9, 1769, the mouth of the Turanganui river became the site of the first European landfall. In addition to an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, Gisborne offers some of the country's best beef and sheep meat, wines, milk and cheese plus organic honey and a coastline of fresh seafood. This is reflected in the city's good range of restaurants, cafes and bars, some of them right on the water's edge.
Gisborne is one of New Zealand's largest grape-growing districts and, as its self-appointed title, Chardonnay capital of New Zealand suggests, made its mark with the Chardonnay variety. Gisborne's award-winning cider and beer enhance this thriving boutique winery scene.