Kiwi House Sitters

The largest pet & house sitting site in New Zealand

House Sitting East Cape

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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, irresistible for anyone wanting to get away from it all.

Pet Sitting and House Sitting in East Cape, New Zealand

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.

Better for the pets

Pet sitting means that the sitter is living in the pet's home while the owner is away. The pets get to stay in their own familiar environment, with human company and love—making it the very best option for the pet's health and emotional well-being, in most cases.

Free for owners

It is 100% free for owners join and find pet sitters—and the pet sitters will usually sit for free. Oh, and they provide in-house security and garden maintenance at the same time.

We are the original Pet Sitting site

We've been doing pet sitting much longer than any of the new "pet" websites—most home owners get house sitters because they want someone to look after their pets i.e. pet sitting. Over more than a decade we have developed many layers of robust security and a surprisingly easy and rewarding user experience.


House sitting jobs in East Cape

Yes, there are often wonderful house sitting jobs in Gisborne, and Kiwi House Sitters is the best way to find them. We have been market leaders for a long time and provide a safe and practical service with friendly support.

  • LARGEST and most trusted NZ sitting site
  • MORE HOUSE SITTING JOBS than any other NZ site
  • EVEN MORE OWNERS who contact sitters directly i.e. no Ad
  • SECURE in-house messaging system
  • SAVE A FORTUNE in rent

Kiwi House Sitters is the largest and most active house sitting community in New Zealand. With far more houses sitting jobs, every month, than any other site, this is the right place to jump in. Click here to find out HOW IT WORKS.

Pet and House Sitting in East Cape

Finding pet sitters and house sitters in East Cape

Discover lovely pet, dog and house sitters in Gisborne willing to look after your house, pets and garden FOR FREE.

  • LOVING in-home care for your pets
  • FREE pet and house sitting
  • FREE to join, free to place a house Ad - for ever!
  • SECURE: In-house messaging keeps it safe
  • HOME & GARDEN: Security and maintenance

Kiwi House Sitters is the largest house sitting site in New Zealand, providing market leading security, support and service. Join for free and enjoy real peace of mind while you’re away. Click here to find out HOW IT WORKS.


East Cape, New Zealand

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.

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.