22 Salisbury Road, Gisborne, New Zealand
+64 6 867 1319 or 0800 40 50 30

Whispering Sands Beachfront Motel – Gisborne's ONLY beachfront motel.

Situated on beautiful Waikanae Beach, just a stone's throw away from the city center yet you feel like you have escaped to your own pristine island.

It's within 15 minutes walk of the Gisborne town center and offers stunning panoramic views across Poverty Bay from sunrise to sunset, with Young Nick's Head – the first landfall that Captain Cook saw when he discovered New Zealand (Aotearoa – The Land of the Long White Cloud) – and Kaiti Hill standing within eyes sight.

All rooms have views of the ocean, simply walk straight out of your apartment to enjoy the surf, sun and sand.

The airport is 10mins drive, and Intercity bus stop 5mins walk.


The Whispering Sands Beachfront Motel is the following distance by road from these locations:

  • Napier – 213km
  • Hastings – 230km
  • Tauranga – 275km
  • Rotorua – 276km
  • Taupo – 327km
  • Hamilton – 377km
  • Palmerston North – 391km
  • Auckland – 483km
  • Wellington – 531km