Travellers are attracted to Gisborne surfing beaches, scenery and wine. Gisborne is located on the East Coast of the North Island. It has a relaxed lifestyle and stunning countryside.

Gisborne scenery

Gisborne – Millton Boutique Vineyard

If you’re in this area, a visit to the Millton Boutique vineyard is a must-do for wine lovers. The Millton tasting room is humble without the grandeur of the commercially run wineries. You’ll get a personalized experience without the usual jostling crowds. The wines are organic and mouth-wateringly delicious.

Millton Tasting Room3

Millton’s winemaker, James Millton, belongs to the ‘Family of Twelve’. This is a prestigious and tightly bound group committed to perfecting their craft. Rebecca, our tasting rep for the day, was thrilled when I fell in love with the Chenin Blanc. James would have been pleased, as it’s his favourite too.

Millton Vineyard Chenin Blanc

This is the kind of boutique experience that we encourage visitors to include in their itineraries. We love the bio-diversity and organic philosophy that goes into boutique vineyards. It’s one of those pursuits where you can relax, take your time and hopefully learn some very interesting things.

Millton Tasting room Michael

On the way out Rebecca invited us to meet one of Millton’s hand-reared calves. What a friendly chap, but hardly a calf!

Millton Vineyard calf

Gisborne – famous for surfing beaches

For something really nature-focused, there’s no better end to the day than to walk along one of Gisborne’s beautiful surfing beaches. These beaches are wild and dramatic. The spectacular multi-layered surf at Makarori Point provides plenty of drama. The sound of crashing waves is terrific and thrilling.

Gisborne surf

Gisborne surfing beaches, scenery and wine

Michael loves quiet beach moments so we’ll just linger for a while.

Gisborne surf2

Gisborne surfing beaches, scenery and wine

Happy travelling.

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2 responses to “Gisborne surfing beaches, scenery and wine”

  1. Jan Roberts says:

    Looks gorgeous – thought you were on our beach for a minute there 😉

    • GuestNZ says:

      Yes, it does have that great wild, untamed look.I could imagine in the middle of summer it would be amazing to see all the surfers doing their thing here (Now that would make a great photo). So many beautiful beaches in this country.

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