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Te Puka Tavern

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The Te Puka Tavern is an east coast icon situated 90km from Gisborne along the picturesque SH35, an easy and pleasant drive northeast of the Gisborne city. It was rebuilt in 1988 after Cyclone Bola swept the original pub off its foundations.

Cosy, casual and absolute beachfront with million-dollar views, Te Puka Tavern is a hidden gem perfect for a day trip with the whānau. Located about a 1.5 hr drive north of Gisborne in Tokomaru Bay, this is where you come to experience a taste of authentic East Coast hospitality.

An iconic landmark, Te Puka Tavern has been ‘hosting the coast since 1873’. Get together and enjoy a feast for all your senses with indoor and outdoor seating available to take in the epic views as you enjoy some delicious kiwi tucker with popular faves including the Big Coast Breaky, the Kahuna Burger or Fish n Chips.

A café, bar and accommodation provider all in one spectacular setting, Te Puka Tavern is a family-friendly and unique destination to discover.


Words by Tairawhiti Gisborne

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