First Light Marathon

26 Feb 2022


Hotel & room options

All package prices are per person and are based on two people sharing a room. If you are traveling with a companion and book together, you will automatically be put in the same room. If you book separately but would still like to share with a specific person, simply put the name and/or booking number of your companion in the ‘comments’ section of your booking.

If you are a solo traveller, you will be paired with another traveller of same gender.

Any participants that wish to have a room for themselves can pay a single supplement fee in order to obtain a single room. 


Emerald Hotel 

Located in the city centre of Tairāwhiti Gisborne, this 4-star hotel offers easy access to cafés, cultural attractions, and the inner harbour marina. The rooms are light and elegant, featuring TVs, complementary wi-fi, air conditioning, and amenities such as coffee machines, toiletries, and ironing boards. The hotel also boasts a beautiful tropical pool courtyard and a bistro. At Emerald Hotel you have the choice of staying in a Standard or Executive Suite. When staying at Emerald Hotel daily breakfast is included.



Portside Hotel 

Just 500 meters down the road from Emerald Hotel lies Portside Hotel. Sitting right on the water's edge in the city centre, this 4-star hotel offers stylish and comfortable accommodations. The amenities in the rooms include, among others, complemetary wi-fi, air conditioning, TVs, and kitchen facilities including mini-fridges, microwaves, and dishwashers. The hotel also offers an outdoor lap pool as well as a cardio room where you can get your muscles warmed up in preparation for the race. At Portside Hotel you have the choice of staying in a Studio or a 1 bedroom suite. When staying at Portside Hotel daily breakfast is included.



Pacific Harbour Motor Inn

Also in the city centre, this 4-star inn is one of the most sought-after motels in Tairāwhiti Gisborne. They offer comfortable, modern accommodations with great access to both the inner harbour marina and the downtown attractions. Amenities include air conditiong, free wi-fi, fridges, TVs, and outdoor BBQ area, and others. At Pacific Harbour Inn  you have the choice of staying in a Studio or a 1 bedroom unit. No breakfast available except for Race Day where continental breakfast is offered.