Kaiti Hill, Gisborne

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Kaiti is a suburb of the New Zealand city of Gisborne. It is located immediately to the east of the city centre, on the opposing bank of the Waimata River. Kaiti Hill or Titirangi overlooks Poverty Bay with Young Nick's Head (Te Kuri O Paoa) across the Bay. Titirangi also overlooks the city. The Turanganui River is below it, and separates Kaiti from the Gisborne Central Business District.Nearby Kaiti Beach is one of New Zealand's most historic spots, being the landing site of the Horouta waka. It brought ancestors of the tangata whenua to the region. In 1769 Captain James Cook, the first European to have set foot on New Zealand soil, also landed here. The Cook Landing Site is protected as a national reserve.The name kaiti comes from Māori words meaning "to eat the edible parts of cabbage trees".Literature Jackman, Gordon Heathcote – Archaeology, Annales and the Port of Gisborne, Aotearoa New Zealand. Thesis, submitted for the degree of Master of Arts in Anthropology at Univ. of Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand.
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  • July 27, 2017
    My wife and I walked to the top of Kaiti Hill and enjoyed some great views of Poverty Bay, the harbour and Gisborne. The walk is not difficult. We watched a cruise ship departing its anchorage off the...  more »
  • June 10, 2017
    We chose to drive to the top, there are a couple of walking tracks, which we may do next time in finer weather. The road is rather narrow and a little windy but well worth it. There are 3 areas to par...  more »
  • April 30, 2017
    After being on a cruise ship for multiple days, we felt the need to stretch our legs and walked up to the top of Kaiti Hill. While it is quite a steep climb, the views from the top were worth our effo...  more »

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