Gisborne – Pouawa Sandhills

Useful Information

19km northeast of Gisborne, adjacent to State Highway 35.

Pouawa Sandhills

Protected sandhills on an attractive coastline, with scenic, natural and Maori historic values. The dunes are habitat for specialised native fauna and flora and on-site interpretation of the site’s natural values and history is provided. Roadside parking is provided but there are no other facilities.

The sandhills were gifted to QEII by the estate of the late Janet Williams. Janet wished the dunes to be permanently protected for public use and enjoyment.