At Eastland Port’s Inner Harbour Marina, you’re in the heart of Gisborne
The inner harbour is part of a working port, as well as being a community destination, which gives it an energetic maritime atmosphere. It includes 43 berths, a free boat ramp (owned by Gisborne District Council) and several hospitality hot spots to enjoy in the Gizzy sunshine.
The harbour is the place to visit for genuinely one-of-a-kind, only-in-Tairāwhiti experiences. Eastland Port is a sponsor or supporter of several tourism activities in the area, as their profile on the national and international stage continues to grow.
You can, for example, take a cruise around the bay on the MV Takitimu, New Zealand’s oldest pilot vessel. The MV Takitimu recently turned 100, and we celebrated her birthday with a spectacular water cannon display. We sponsor the MV Takitimu as she is an important piece of national maritime history, in fact she is believed to be the oldest pilot vessel in New Zealand still able to be operated.
Tairāwhiti waka hourua, operated by the Tairāwhiti Voyaging Trust, explores the voyaging stories of Tūranganui-a-Kiwa and Aotearoa. Eastland Port developed a purpose-built berth for the waka hourua, and it carries a piece of port history. We are a proud sponsor of the waka and her crew as they do a wonderful job storytelling and educating people about the history of our region.
Hospitality hot spots
Located right on the water in Shed 1, Lone Star is famous for its great food, and is the perfect place to watch all the big sporting events.
Also in Shed 1 is the Wharf Bar & Grill. With their open kitchen design, you can be entertained and watch their chefs prepare your meal in style, using the finest local ingredients.
Gisborne Tatapouri Sports Fishing Club
The fishing club pride themselves on a membership that represents 15% of the community. They're a busy restaurant and bar, with arguably the best exhibition of mounted fish in the southern hemisphere.
Crawford Road Kitchen
Crawford Road Kitchen work with local wineries to showcase the best of the region, and offer knowledgeable wine tastings and food matching.
The only remaining portion of the original Kaiti Freezing Works, this beautiful restaurant is rich in heritage and uses and abundance of local produce
Just across the road from the wharf, where boats land to offload the catch of the day, is Real Fresh, owned and operated by Ngati Porou Seafoods Group. This is the place to go for the freshest fish and seafood products.
We maintain and run our local marina berths as well as two visitor berths.Find out more