Hawke’s Bay is the perfect year-round holiday destination. Along with a Mediterranean climate of long hot summers and mild winters, the region boasts an outstanding natural environment and some of New Zealand’s best food and wine. Whether it’s family fun in the sun, a romantic break, action and adrenalin or a backpack adventure, you’ll find it here.
From Mahia in the north to Porangahau in the south, the region has hundreds of farms, orchards, gardens and vineyards growing fabulous fresh produce, gourmet delights, and grapes for premium Hawke’s Bay wines.
The region has activities and attractions to suit all ages, stunning landscapes with unique wildlife, distinct architecture, historic seaside villages and a rich arts and cultural heritage.
Visitors can satisfy their appetite at boutique food stores, farmers’ markets and award-winning restaurants and vineyards, or quench their cultural thirst at museums, galleries, or artists’ studios.
The Hawke’s Bay Trails offer over 180km of on- and off-road trails to suit all cyclists, runners and walkers, from beginner to advanced. You can see everything from endangered wetland wildlife to mountainous lookouts and sweeping coastline. Three trails are part of the New Zealand Cycle Trail.
Central Hawke’s Bay is an ideal stop when heading up the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail to Napier or Hastings from the south. Beautiful historic homesteads, wind-swept beaches and fabulous trout fishing abound in idyllic rural settings.
On the Pacific Coast Highway to the north Wairoa is the gateway to the wilderness of Te Urewera National Park, Lake Waikaremoana, which is home to one of New Zealand’s top ten walks, and majestic Mahia Peninsula.
When the day is over, visitors can retire to accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. Have a great time in Hawke’s Bay and come back and visit again soon.
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