The blackhouse is situated at beautiful Wainui Beach – a charming coastal community just 6 kilometres from central Gisborne.

Located just off the iconic State Highway 35 – one of the most scenic coastal road journeys in Aotearoa, this is the perfect destination for an East Coast vacation.

Gisborne is the main city of the Eastland Region (pop 45,000), a vast triangle on the North Island’s eastern seaboard which includes the Eastern Bay of Plenty, the East Cape, Gisborne, Mahia Peninsula, Lake Waikaremoana, and Te Urewera National Park.

Gisborne’s warm, sunny climate means it often boasts the highest annual sunshine hours in the country – its fertile lands providing a delicious bounty for food producers and winemakers, with Gisborne also reputed as the Chardonnay capital of New Zealand.

The ultimate beach holiday destination you can enjoy all-year round, flights to Gisborne are only 50 minutes away from Auckland and Wellington. You can also arrive at the blackhouse by helicopter with a landing area onsite.

the blackhouse
72 Winifred Street,
Wainui Beach,
Gisborne. 4010, NZ
P: +64 (06) 8688218
M: +64 27 4958420

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  • What a wonderful place. I can't wait to come back !

    Ben Bayly ( Chef ) - Auckland

  • Thank you for the perfect mid-winter surf holiday. We have all loved it.

    Kate Sylvester - Auckland

  • Our group of six have truly enjoyed the blackhouse. The house is idyllically situated providing spectacular views from every room. The lodge warm and relaxing and the welcoming hospitality generous. The attention to detail was outstanding ! What wonderful memories we will have of Gisborne.

    The Blue Mountain Mob - New South Wales

Gorgeous evening at Wainui Beach. # blackhousewainui #gisbornenz
A gorgeous evening after the rain. #blackhousewainui #wainuibeach #gisbornenz
A sunny Sunday sunset!
First to see the sun at the blackhouse. #blackhousewainui #wainuibeach #gisbornenz #firsttoseethesun
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The lights of Wainui Beach
On a happier note! #blackhousewainui #wainuibeach #gisbornenz #nzmustdo
Another magical moment from the blackhouse. #blackhousewainuibeach #gisbornenz #nzmustdo
A slice of pink! #blackhousewainui #wainuibeachgisborne #nzmustdo
Early morning at the blackhouse and we are back in business. #wainuibeachgisborne #gisbornenz #nzmustdo #blackhousewainui