The Trail

Te Ara o Tupapa

Explore the Tupapa heritage trail to discover the stunning natural environment and many unique stories of Turanganui-a-Kiwa (Gisborne). Connect with events that have shaped this country and region, in the places where they happened.

He ara a Tupapa e kite, e rongo hoki i nga korero o nga iwi o Turanganui-a-Kiwa. I a koe e hikoi ana i te ara o Tupapa, he hononga to nga korero ki nga whenua, awa, wahi hoki ka kitea e koe.

Tupapa Heritage Trail

Te Ara o Tupapa

Experience the Turanganui-a-Kiwa waterfront through the eyes of the first people to live here.

This walk tours 10 markers, then concludes with a Pacific Journeys map table atop Titirangi. You can start anywhere along the walk, but the best place is the Introduction point. Follow Customhouse Street to Waikanae Creek, then look to the waterfront for a map table.

Koinei nga korero o nga iwi mo te takutai o Turanganui-a-Kiwa.

10 nga pou korero kei tenei ara, a, ko te mutunga kei te taumata o Titirangi – te mahere o Te Hekenga i Hawaiki. Ko te wahi pai hei timata i te hikoi, ko te Pou Whakataki. Takahia te tiriti o Customhouse ki te awa o Waikanae, he mahere kei tatahi.

Pacific Journeys Map Table

Te Mahere o Te Hekenga i Hawaiki

From an incomparable vantage point at the summit of Titirangi, use our 3D map table to learn about the epic waka (canoe) journeys here from Polynesia.

The Titirangi summit is a 7 minute drive or 45 minute walk (steep in places) from the Turanganui-a-Kiwa city centre. From marker 10, continue walking uphill, following the road to the car park at the top. Ascent is steep in places. Alternatively, drive east from the city centre, across the bridge on SH35. Then turn right onto Hirini Street and follow the green signs for Kaiti Hill/Titirangi. Once at the car park at the top of the hill, look for the Pacific Journeys map table.

He tirohanga whakamiharo kei te taumata o Titirangi. Kei reira hoki tetahi mahere 3D e taki ana i te heke o nga waka tipuna mai i Hawaiki.

Mai i te taone o Turanganui-a-Kiwa, he 7 meneti ma runga motoka, 45 meneti ma raro. Mai i te pou 10, me piki tonu ki te taumata o Titirangi, ki te tunga motoka. He teitei te piki i etahi wahi. Ma runga motoka, ahu whakaterawhiti, katahi whakawhiti i te piriti kei SH35. Whakatematau i te tiriti o Hirini, a, whai i nga tohu kakariki ki Titirangi maunga. Kei te taumata o Titirangi, kimi i te mahere o Te Hekenga i Hawaiki.

Travel Information

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Drive

Ma Runga Motoka

Turanganui-a-Kiwa is a 3 hour drive from Napier, or a 3 1/2 hour drive from Rotorua.

3 haora mai i Ahuriri ki Turanganui-a-Kiwa, 3 1/2 haora ranei mai i Rotorua.

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Fly

Waka Rererangi

Reach Turanganui-a-Kiwa via a 1 hour flight from either Auckland or Wellington.

1 haora mai i Tamaki Makaurau, i Te Whanganui-a-Tara ranei ki Turanganui-a-Kiwa.

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Sleep

Wahi Moe

Turanganui-a-Kiwa has a range of motel, backpacker and camping accommodation.

Maha tonu nga wahi moe, motera, hotera, hopuni ranei.

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Explore

Whakakitenga

There are many things to see and do in Turanganui-a-Kiwa.

He nui nga ahuatanga hei mahi, hei kite hoki ki Turanganui-a-Kiwa.

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