House Sitting in East Cape
Where the day begins... Gisborne is the first city in the world to see the sun rise, and Mount Hikurangi, at 1754 metres, is the first place in New Zealand that welcomes the new day. It is remote, wild and pristine, irresistable for anyone wanting to get away from it all.
Maori culture goes back centuries here; the remoteness of the place helping to preserve the lands and traditions of the local Maori people. Travellers through the region will notice the strong Maori presence in everything from historical monuments to beautifully carved buildings and the use of the old language, Te Reo.
ATTRACTIONS OF EAST CAPE
East Cape is a region full of stunning natural beauty. To dive right in, you should visit the Urewera National Park, one of 14 national parks in New Zealand, and one of the largest.
You could also go tramping in the lake areas. Two of the most popular Kiwi lakes are here—Lake Waikareiti and Lake Waikaremoana. Some other areas in the vicinity that need to be visited include Te Araroa, Waihau Bay, Hicks Bay, Tikitiki, Whangaparaoa Beach, the Tolaga Bay, Ruatoria and Tokomaru Bay.
And then there's the fishing, the surfing, the Chardonnay and the chance to do absolutely nothing - for a very long time.
HOUSE SITTING IN EAST CAPE
It is remote, and there aren't many people - but those that are there still need to get away, and they still look for house sitters. So, if you want to be the first in your family to bring in the new day, look for a house sitting opportunity in East Cape.