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Hawke's Bay is wide open skies, usually blue. Grapes on a vine. Apples on a tree. Beach walks that go on for miles. Limestone cycle paths that go on for even more miles. Accommodation from cottages in the countryside to art deco luxury on the seaside. Farm gates. Farmers’ markets. Farm everything. Long lingering lunches amongst vines in the sunshine – everything you’d expect from New Zealand’s Food and Wine Country.

Why not shake off isolation, clear the heads, throw a few things in a bag, jump in the car and head our way.

Plan your Hawke’s Baycation now.

Food & Wine

Hawke's Bay's warm Mediterranean climate has grown New Zealand's finest food and wine producing region.

As the country's oldest and second largest winegrowing region, Hawke's Bay terroir is ideal for cultivating full-bodied reds including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, as well as world-class Chardonnay. With more than 30 cellar doors to explore - by bike, car or guided tour - your next drop is never far away.

A bounty of produce overflows from roadside stalls and farmers' markets, while exceptional rural, urban and winery dining opportunities exist in almost every corner of the region.

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Great Outdoors

Hawke's Bay is a region of diverse and magnificent landscapes, from mountains and hill country to inland and coastal plains.

With 360 kilometres of coastline hugging the Pacific Ocean, Hawke's Bay boasts a wealth of stunning beaches, from Mahanga and Mahia in the very north to Te Paerahi (Porangahau) in the south. Rivers, lakes, wetlands and waterfalls also provide a focal point for the region's vast array of short, day and multi-day walks and tramps.

The Hawke’s Bay Trails stretch across 200km of flat, easy-riding cycling, while an established network of mountain bike tracks, golf courses and heritage trails provide something for everyone. 

Great Outdoors inspiration

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Family Fun

Hawke's Bay is the perfect playground for kids of all ages!

Napier's iconic Marine Parade takes centre stage, with the 3km stretch of seafront home to at least 10 different family-friendly attractions and activities, and all are within walking or scooting distance - handy for even the littlest legs!

Further afield, a network of holiday parks and campgrounds across the region are the perfect base to start and end day-long expeditions. From playgrounds to pools, museums to mini golf, sweetshops to river safaris, Hawke's Bay offers you the opportunity to be as adventurous as you (or the kids!) choose.

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Weekend Escapes

Stunning accommodation, sumptuous dining, and relaxing experiences. All set against the backdrop of New Zealand's Food and Wine Country.

Hawke's Bay is an ideal destination for a long weekend escape. Or maybe longer? Luxuriate in a rural retreat while you take in the views, or check-in to a city hotel and explore more of the neighbourhood.

Short walks, easy-riding cycle trails, cultural experiences, and a spot of boutique retail therapy can all contribute to an appetite that is easily sated by a visit to one (or more likely a few!) of the region's fine cafes, cellar doors, and restaurants. What you are waiting for?

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Arts & Culture

With creative culture fed by good food and great wine, Hawke's Bay is home to many of New Zealand's best-known artists, photographers, furniture and fashion designers, and musicians.

From public art installations around Napier, Hastings and Havelock North, and a growing number of small galleries representing local and national artists, there is always something to discover.

Hastings City Art Gallery holds regular exhibitions of national and international contemporary art and design, while MTG Hawke's Bay (Museum, Theatre, Gallery) in Napier is home to the region's permanent collection of treasures.

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Central Hawke’s Bay

Well known for its majestic homesteads and gardens, historic villages, boutique shopping, cafes, wineries and stunning natural landscapes, Central Hawke's Bay is tailor made for exploring.

With its western Ruahine Ranges and an eastern border lined with stunning untouched beaches, the district is blessed with a diverse range of outdoor environments to be experienced at your own pace. 

From the two main towns of Waipukurau and Waipawa, to the townships of Ongaonga, Otane, Porangahau, Takapau and Tikokino, and a charming collection of beachside settlements, Central Hawke's Bay is rural New Zealand at its finest.

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Luxury

Hawke's Bay is home to many of New Zealand's finest visitor experiences - nothing less than you'd expect from New Zealand's Food and Wine Country.

The region boasts an impressive array of exquisite retreat accommodation, with beautifully appointed rooms and views across some of Hawke's Bay's most stunning river, ocean, countryside and vineyard views.

A range of boutique experiences showcase many of the region's star attractions, including bespoke guided tours and premium outdoor activities. Award-winning fine dining featuring our renowned local produce is never far away, while intimate cellar door experiences will have you coming back for more. 

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