Things to do
New Zealand has built an excellent reputation for wine, and much of that comes from Hawke’s Bay. Take a private wine tour and visit vineyards to learn more about this heritage – and sample the vintages.
Hawke’s Bay is home to the world’s largest colony of gannets, on Cape Kidnappers. And if you’re looking for cultural landmarks, Napier is worth a visit too, with Art Deco buildings and Maori motifs.
If you want to escape and explore, there are plenty of options. Rent a vintage car, go rafting or take it at a more leisurely pace by hiring bicycles. There are mountains, forests and sweeping countryside to discover.