5 Family Fun Activities in Central Hawke's Bay

Discover the delights and charm of Central Hawke's Bay.

A short 30-minute scenic drive south of Hastings, you'll discover quaint townships, secluded beach and outstanding coffee spots.

Check out our pick of some family fun activities for your next Central Hawke’s Bay Weekend.

Russell Park Playground

Located in the center of Waipukurau, Russell Park playground is a great stop for a picnic or to stretch little legs with all the usual playground activities, a flying fox and even a splash pad for the warmer weather.

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Central Hawke’s Bay Museum

In the Heart of Waipawa, Central Hawke’s Bay Museum is a treasure trove of history. Take a step into the everyday life of early settlers with fun interactive exhibits for the whole family to enjoy.
~ Allow 1 hour


Tukituki Trails and Mountain Bike Park

Throw the bikes in the boot and head out along the Tukituki Trails, featuring a swing bridge stretching across the Tukituki River, a great easy mountain biking track for the more adventurous families and well maintained limestone tracks for walking and cycling.
~ Allow 30 minutes or longer


Te Angiangi Marine Reserve

Pack the snorkels, buckets and spades and head out to Blackhead Beach to explore the Rock pools and play in the sand. Low tide is best time to enjoy an abundance of Marine life!
~ Half Day Adventure

 Te Angiangi

The Paper Mulberry Cafe

Need to Grab a bite with the kids? The Paper Mulberry Café in Pukehou is a great Family-Friendly stop with a delicious menu and a Playground for the kids, not to mention a spot of shopping for mum and dad.
 The Paper Mulberry Cafe

Make a Weekend of it...

From historic homesteads and cute-as-a-button B&Bs to rural retreats and convenient township lodging, book a night or two in one of Central Hawke's Bay's excellent accommodation options to maximise your exploring time!


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