East Cape / Gisborne

Peter Janssen’s magnificent book, A New Zealander’s Guide to Touring Natural New Zealand, is structured geographically around itineraries – 22 in the North Island and 25 in the South – each of which takes in several sites within one area. He describes the sites’ natural beauty and lists a few good short walks or detours that show off the scenery at its best. In this extract, we cover the road trip around the East Cape and Poverty Bay
From soaking in hot springs to cycling adventures and adrenalin-fuelled rock sliding, there’s something for everyone in Gisborne