INTRODUCING HAWKE’S BAY
On the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island sits Hawke’s Bay, a haven for nature lovers with amazing beaches and unique architectural treasures. As well as culinary treats – the well-established vineyards and wineries are home to some of New Zealand’s best-known wines.
One of the world’s Art Deco capitals, with wonderful weather and the great outdoors just begging to be explored.
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.
For a taste of local home-grown produce, Hawke’s Bay is home to New Zealand’s oldest farm market, held every Sunday in the Showgrounds in Hastings.
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