Water Activities

Hawke’s Bay’s many rivers and lakes are the perfect place to enjoy your favourite water activities. Mild or wild there is something for everyone.

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...

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...

Tangoio

Tangoio Beach (2km from SH2) is a small coastal settlement North of Napier, between Waipatiki beach and Whirinaki. The area is popular (particularly in the summer) for recreation activities, including fishing, diving, walking and swimming Read more...

Morere Hot Springs

The Morere Hot Springs is not just another hot springs attraction - it is unique offering accommodation, walking tracks and long hot soaks in the hot pools. Very much part of the local community, it is a special corner of the world that is attracting more and more visitors from all over New Zealand and overseas. Read more...

Mountain Valley

Mountain Valley is a hidden gateway to the landscapes and legends of the Mohaka Valley; a magical rural retreat set on the banks of the Mohaka river, overlooked by the legendary Te Waka Peak. Read more...

Lake Opouahi

This tiny lake is the base of the ECOED Kiwi programme. Read more...

Kiwi Adventure Company

Hawkes Bay's largest adventure specialists, Kiwi Adventure Company offer something a little different. Read more...

Ocean Spa & Soak Cafe

Relax and enjoy panoramic ocean views from our heated salt chlorinated pools. Soak away your cares and re-energise your mind and body in the outdoor spas. Read more...

Lake Waikaremoana

Wairoa, in Northern Hawke’s Bay, is the gateway to Te Urewera National Park and Lake Waikaremoana. The drive from Wairoa to Waikaremoana is about 65km, some of it over gravel roads. Read more...

Grant Petherick Tours

With over 30 rivers and streams stocked with brown and rainbow trout, Hawke's Bay is one of the most under-rated fishing areas in the North Island of New Zealand. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced angler, Grant Petherick Fly Fishing will give you an opportunity for challenge and success in the many kilometres of uncrowded waters. Read more...

Swim with the Sharks

Visit New Zealand's National Aquarium and watch the scuba divers feeding the sharks, swim with them yourself or have a fun family sleep over! Read more...

Pandora Kayaks

At Pandora Kayaks we specialize in providing high quality watersports and bike equipment for hire. We also operate a fully stocked kayak shop offering the complete range of Ocean Kayak and Necky boats and an extensive range of recreational and specialist kayaking accessories. Read more...

Waimarama Beach

Waimarama Beach is one of the most sought-after coastal resorts in the country. Its long stretches of sandy beach are ideal for walking, jogging, swimming, surfing and fishing. It has mobile phone coverage and a general store and seaside cafe. There is also a boat loading ramp and a variety of beach accommodation. Read more...

Kaweka Lakes

These small lakes are ecologically and botanically significant because of the large number of plant species and vegetation types in the surrounding area. Read more...

Wild Trout Adventures HB

Wild Trout Adventures offer unforgettable fishing experiences with Hawkes Bay guide Gary Harlen. Gary is renowned for his unique ability in spotting your fish. Within minutes Garys clients are experiencing that promising tug at the end of their line. Gary brings over 30 years experience of fishing Hawkes Bay rivers. Read more...