Havelock North Highlights
Some might say we’re biased but Hawke’s Bay strawberries are the best in the world.
A Hawke’s Bay strawberry or two can make a bad day excellent. Yes, they are that good. So where do you get your mits on some of the best?
Scotts Strawberries have some very loyal followers - known to patiently queue up outside their humble shop before it even opens to ensure they don’t miss out. If you want to avoid tears in your household, go early. The sold out sign is not an uncommon sight.
The Strawberry Patch is another iconic destination for purveyors of strawberries. Not only can you buy them in punnet of varying sizes, but your can also PYO (pick your own) which is a great option if you want to save a few dollars, are picky (get it?) or have children you are looking to put to work. Don’t forget your hat and sunscreen - Hawke’s Bay rays can be harsh.
Black Barn Summer Series
The Amphitheatre has been described by internationally recognised singers and musicians as the best outdoor venue in New Zealand. Renowned for its acoustics, sight-lines and atmosphere it is a truly memorable location. Rather than simply being an uncomfortable slope on a hill, the Black Barn Amphitheatre was carved out of the hillside and purpose built from scratch.
Large flat grassed terraces mean concert-goers sit in comfort with close uninterrupted views of the stage and the whole of Hawkes Bay as their backdrop. Every terrace is fairy lit for concerts and the entire amphitheatre is surrounded by a circle of 50 year-old muscatel grapes.
Waiata Mai - Stars, Songs & Sing Alongs
Saturday 2nd December
Thursday 21st December
Saturday 6th January
Fat Freddy's Drop
Saturday 3rd February
Sunday 4th February
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