Family

Hawke’s Bay has plenty of activities and attractions for the whole family to enjoy. Museums, day trips, activities and natural landscapes are all here to be enjoyed.

Classic Sheepskins

Classic Sheepskins, Free Sheepskin tannery tours and factory priced shopping. Classic Sheepskins was formed in 1969 and is situated on its original site. Read more...

Farmhouse Kitchen

Welcome to Farmhouse Kitchen Cooking School, where we offer you hands-on cooking classes, preparing nourishing food in a comfortable, relaxed setting. Read more...

Art Deco Trust

Napier, the Art Deco City, is world-famous for its jazz age architecture which rose from the rubble and ashes of a disastrous earthquake and subsequent fires which devastated the city in 1931. Read more...

Hawkes Bay Farmers Market

Stroll around New Zealand’s oldest Farmers Market held at Showgrounds Hawke’s Bay in Hastings every Sunday morning, rain or shine. Sample fresh local produce and buy direct from the grower whilst enjoying live music and the colourful atmosphere. Read more...

Fishbike

FISHBIKE, The Bicycle rental company, Marine Parade Napier / Hastings i-SITE. Fishbike rent bicycles offering you a way to take your time and visit the best attractions there are to see in the Bay. Read more...

Woolworld at Clifton

Let us take you back to the rustic charm and unique character of how it is down on the farm.  Visit the historic woolshed at Clifton Station, built in 1886. Read more...

National Aquarium of NZ

The National Aquarium of New Zealand in Napier opened early in 2002. It is as close to the ocean as you can be to the waters edge without getting your feet wet. See sharks, stingray, hundreds of fish species & more! Read more...

Gannet Safaris Overland

Gannet Safaris has been guiding visitors over Cape Kidnappers for over 35 years. Cape Kidnappers is home to the world's largest Gannet Colony. Our safaris are the only way to be driven right to within a few feet of these remarkable birds. There is absolutely no walking required. Read more...

Rush Munro's Ice Cream

Rush Munro Ice Cream Garden. Visit our famous ice-cream Garden and enjoy the taste of Hawkes Bay summer. Savour the delights of original handcrafted natural ice-creams. Read more...

Silky Oak Chocolates

The Silky Oak Chocolate Company is heaven on earth for Chocoholics! Visit Silky Oak Chocolates to tempt your tastebuds and learn more about the evolution of this delicious indulgence. Read more...

Gannet Beach Adventures

Travel with us to the largest mainland gannet nesting site at Cape Kidnappers.  Where else in the world can you jump on the back of a trailer and get towed along the beach by a 1949 Minneapolis-Moline tractor to a bird colony? Read more...

Birdwoods Gallery

Welcome to Birdwoods – a very special place in the heart of Hawke’s Bay. Set in the countryside just 3km from Havelock North Village, Birdwoods Gallery and its small companion, the Birdwoods Sweet Shop, are a ‘must see’ for young and old. Read more...

Par 2 Mini Golf

Par2 MiniGolf is in the heart of Napier’s tourist zone, alongside the Napier i-SITE Visitor Centre. Stroll along the coastal pathway and enjoy the other Marine Parade attractions. Read more...

Napier Urban Food Market

Hawke's Bay's finest producers and artisans supplying their wares in Napier every Saturday between 9.00am - 1.00pm. Read more...

Mohaka Rafting

Mohaka Rafting gives guests an amazing North Island rafting experience. Scenic half-day, grade II raft and inflatable kayak trips, and full day grade 3 and grade 4/5 raft  trips down the stunning Mohaka river valley. Read more...

Splash Planet Theme Park

Splash Planet is a water-based theme park set in 6.5 hectares of attractive park surroundings in Hastings, New Zealand.  The park features slides, pools and motorised rides catering for all ages from toddlers to teens to the 'young at heart'.  No matter your age, it's a fantastic family destination. Read more...

Pernel Fruitworld

Crisp, crunchy, juicy and sweet - come and taste real fruit and experience our unique tours at Pernel Fruitworld. Read more...

Weekend Markets

Hastings and Napier Weekend Markets boast many stalls that feature fresh produce, organic vegetables, food and coffee, local arts and crafts and more. With different stalls appearing all the time there is always something new to explore. Read more...

Hawke's Bay Farmyard Zoo

15 minutes from Napier or Hastings, the Hawkes Bay farmyard zoo offers Horse Treks. Read more...

Willowford Horse Treks

Discover the stunning views while you wind your way across the Kaweka foothills on one of the selection of back-country horse treks. Read more...

Opossum World

Opossum World in Napier is the only educational display that deals with the reality of the ecological nightmare that the opossum has become in New Zealand, a unique display. Read more...

Birdwoods Gallery and Sweet Shop

Birdwoods Gallery and Sweet Shop is the Winner of the 2012 Hawke's Bay Tourism Industry - Westpac Chamber of Commerce Business Award Read more...

Havelock North Village

Known locally as ‘The Village’, Havelock North has retained its ‘village’ character and strong sense of community while growing and becoming part of the wider district of Hastings and province of Hawke’s Bay. Read more...

Bike About Tours

With Bike About Tours you can cycle our most popular route 501, visting 5 wineries, Silky Oak Chocolates, ceramic artist, garden and nursery, tree stump carving and lots more! Or cycle the Hawke's Bay Trails (safe for children) Read more...

Hawke's Bay Farmyard Zoo

A popular petting zoo for all ages. Horse trekking, riding lessons and pony rides. Our customers tell us we are the best value for money family entertainment in Hawke's Bay. Read more...

On Yer Bike Winery Tours

Take a cycle tour of the wine growing area of Gimblett Gravels. Operating for over 12 years we are the original wine cycle tour company in Hawke's Bay and offer unrivalled service and support. Read more...

Waka Experience

Waka Experience offers visitors to Hawke’s Bay a unique cultural and sailing experience on board Te Matau a Māui a traditional Polynesian designed sailing waka. Read more...

New Zealand Game Birds

New Zealand Game Birds, established in 2003 in the spectacular Hawke’s Bay hinterland, is renowned for breeding quality ring-neck pheasants for the game bird market. Read more...

Takaro Trails

Takaro Trails offers self-guided cycle tours in Hawke's Bay ranging from one day tours up to five days with accommodation and bag moving included. Also available a fabulous 4 day luxury cycling and guided walking escape and mountain biking packages to the Pan Pac Eskdale mountain biking park. Read more...

Arataki Honey

Tucked away in the foothills of iconic Te Mata Peak in Havelock North is the delightful Arataki Honey Visitor Centre – home to the honey bee and New Zealand’s largest beekeeping enterprise. Read more...

Go Gannets

Explore the world's largest mainland gannet colony on Cape Kidnappers. Travel by 4WD adventure tour,  by tractor ride along the beach or for the more adventurous, track the tides and do it yourself. Read more...

Taniwha Daffodils

Enjoy the display of many hundreds of daffodil varieties, planted in a 20 acre park - like setting, amongst mature trees and ponds.     Read more...

Additional Family Options

Take a look at these additional Family options... Read more...

Laserforce

Whatever the event, nothing creates a party mood like Laserforce's live action laser tag – the longest running laser game in the world! Read more...

Hawke's Bay Getaway

Looking for a weekend escape? Hawke's Bay is the perfect getaway location. Fantastic weather, award winning wineries, restaurants and attractions will have you adding on 'just one more day', over and over again. Read more...

Entertain the kids with these Hawke's Bay family classics.

Entertain the kids with these Hawke's Bay family classics. Read more...

Hawke's Bay Express

Our guided tours aboard the Hawke’s Bay are like nothing else you’ve ever experienced.   Travel on our luxurious road train that’s a steam train on the outside and a 1930s time warp inside, you’ll explore Napier and Hawke’s Bay in true Art Deco fashion. Read more...