COASTAL PHOTO GALLERY

ALONG THE COAST ROAD: For a photographic visit to Wainui and the beaches of the north Gisborne coast take a trip along The Coast Road Photographs by Gray Clapham

Take a ride alongthe Coast Road from Gisborne, passing Wainui and Makorori beaches and on via State Highway 35 around the East Cape.

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HISTORICAL ARCHIVES

A Surfing Way of Life
We live in a surfer’s mecca. The twin beaches of Makorori and Wainui are world famous for the consistency and quality of surf. In this article we look at the history of surfing at our beaches and philosophize on the effects the surfing way of life has on how we view ourselves. >> MORE

A Place By The Sea: A History of Wainui Beach
In pre-European times Maori lived in their verdant, south seas domain unconcerned about the need to own the land by individual title. Tribal territories were defended forcefully but the ownership of parcels of land by one person or family was not a concept the early Maori subscribed to. A state-of-affairs that would create a major challenge for the land-needy settlers who arrived on these shores in the wake of Captain Cook. >> MORE

The Day The Whales Died
Many people remember witnessing this catastrophic event on a stormy autumn day in 1970. 59 sperm whales swam into the shallows at the northern end of Wainui Beach and died in a seething, bleeding mass. It was a tragic event that has become part of the history of Wainui Beach. >> MORE

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WELCOME TO WAINUI BEACH INFORMATION where we focus on the the beach communities north of Gisborne on the East Coast of New Zealand's North Island. View the latest information, accommdation choices, historical articles and an archive of past editions of BeachLife magazine. PLUS! General information about Wainui and Makorori beaches including surf locations and accommodation options.

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PLACES TO STAY

Vacation accommodation available at Wainui Beach and in Gisborne.

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