It is not a big event or a must see, but nice to say that you are the first of the day to watch the sunrise. It can be done at several places (the lighthouse at East Cape is the most eastern pount) but this beach is recommended by the people of Gisborne if you don't want to drive all the way to the lighthouse early in the morning.
The sunrise time of course! It would be a shame if he is above the water. Check the more information website for the sunrise times
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