Gisborne

Known as ‘the city of the light’, Gisborne is the first city in the world to see the light of a new day. Located in the north east of the North Island, Gisborne boasts an extremely sunny, relaxed and friendly environment. The long beaches, spectacular walking tracks and warm climate makes Gisborne the perfect place for those who love to soak up the great outdoors. Those who are not attracted to an outdoor lifestyle will still find enjoyment within the Gisborne region - with a thriving hospitality industry and many vineyards dotting the region. The region is also perfect for those who enjoy music and festivals. The popular ‘Rhythm and Vines’ New Years Eve music festival is held in Gisborne every year. The hot weather, friendly community and beautiful scenery makes Gisborne a highly popular destination for local tourists in New Zealand. With the vast number of educational opportunities and the hot climate (the region took out a record for hottest temperature during the 19/20 summer!), Gisborne is deemed as a highly sought after region. After sipping the local wine, swimming in the clear ocean water or embarking on a picturesque hike, it is hard to not feel relaxed and happy within Gisborne.

Key Information
Population 47,900
Employment rate 68%
GDP Per Capita $36,955
Average Weekly Rent $286