Arriving in a new place is always exciting to me. First priority is finding a nearby lookout or hill to get something of an aerial view of a place. In Gisborne this involved a short drive up Queens Drive through the Titirangi Reserve to the top of Kaiti Hill. This was the view looking north across the Turanganui River to the central city. Gisborne is the last city in New Zealand that I hadn’t visited before. It has a population of around 38,000 and is in the east coast of the North Island. I was only in the city for about 24 hours and the weather wasn’t great for landscape photography. I do want to spend more time in this part of the country though. I’d love to drive around the coast on state highway 35.