Areas & Districts

Hawkes Bay is made up of several areas, each with their own diverse and interesting traits. Located on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, Hawkes Bay spans from Mahia in the north through to Porangahau in the south, covering 1.42 million hectares and 350km of Pacific Ocean coastline.The main areas of Hawkes Bay are Northern Hawkes Bay - encompassing Wairoa, Mahia and Lake Waikaremoana - Hastings, Havelock North, Napier and Central Hawkes Bay.

Hastings

Hastings District isincludes the city of  Hastings and covers the area from Cape Kidnappers, across the Tuki Tuki Valley and Te Mata Peak to the Heretaunga Plains. It really is the "food bowl" of Hawke's Bay and boasts numerous wineries and foodie options. Read more...

Wairoa

Wairoa is the main town of Northern Hawkes Bay and is the gateway to Lake Waikaremoana, Mahia Peninsula and the wilderness of Te Urewera National Park. Wairoa in Maori means ‘Long Water’ and is located on the banks of the expansive Wairoa River, which provides an excellent and sheltered venue for water-skiing, jet boating and rowing. The town offers a pleasant, relaxed lifestyle, perfect for those who enjoy the outdoors. Read more...

Taradale

Taradale is located just 10 minutes south of Napier Airport and is centraly located to Hastings, Napier and Havelock North. Read more...

Mahia Peninsula

Part of Northern Hawkes Bay, the Mahia Peninsula is surrounded by the deep blue and crystal clear Pacific Ocean, which breaks onto a mix of black and white sandy and rocky beaches. Read more...

Havelock North

Havelock North is a five minute drive east from Hastings City, and approx 20 minutes from Napier. It offers boutique shopping, a thriving café culture, and accommodation options ranging from cottages, B&B’s and motels, to secluded luxury lodges. Read more...

Central Hawke's Bay

Encompassing the settlements of Waipukurau, Waipawa, Porangahau, Takapau, Otane, Ongaonga, Pukehou and Tikokino, Central Hawkes Bay’s natural beauty stretches from the mountain slopes of the Ruahine Ranges to vast sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean. 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...

Napier

Napier, located by the sea, is often referred to as the Art Deco Capital. Rebuilt in the 1930's to refelct the era, Napier is a must visit city dedicated to celebrating its past with amazing events and activities showcasing its rich heritage. Read more...

Ahuriri

Ahuriri is just a five-minute drive from downtown Napier . This bustling seaside village offers everything from a sandy beach and expansive boardwalk to waterfront cafes and restaurants, galleries, antique treasure houses, boutique stores and thriving businesses. Read more...