Today, National Geographic Orion dropped her anchor in Gisborne – the very place where Captain Cook first touched land in New Zealand in 1769. Our guests enjoyed a Zodiac tour into town, passing the industrious harbor before cutting loose upon the land. Activities included a winery tour, walks amongst the flora, and some proper lessons in sheep shearing from local experts. Our dive team cut loose amidst the turbid water to discover some unique species of kelp and even the occasional plankton.