Indulge: 12 unique food and drink experiences in the Hawke’s Bay

While the region is famous for its undeniably stellar vineyards, there are plenty of other dining options in the Hawke’s...

Modern dining at Napier's Bistronomy. © Tourism Hawke's Bay

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Village Motel Visit website

Village Motel is conveniently located in the centre of Havelock North (only 40 meters from Havelock Village). Dubbed the heart of Hawke's Bay Wine Country, . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Te Mata Peak: Hawke's Bay icon

From Te Mata Peak, on a clear day, you can see the whole of Hawke’s Bay laid out before you – up to Māhia Peninsula in the north and the rugged hills behind the coast to the south. Read the story . . . 

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Bluebell Lodge & Cottages Visit website

Enjoy FREE Wi-Fi in one of our self-contained cottages or studio units in a lovely rural/orchard locality yet just a 5-minute drive from either the . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Thermal Explorer Highway: Auckland to Napier

How about an epic roadie straight down the North Island to the land where the languid meandering of the mighty Waikato gives way to the hiss of steam in roistering Rotorua? Read the story . . . 

Arataki Honey Visitor Centre

You will be in for "A Sweet Experience" when you visit the Arataki Honey Visitor Centre in Havelock North. This fun interactive environment is home . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Classic New Zealand Wine Trail: Napier to Blenheim

What better way to taste your way across islands and through three of New Zealand's major wine-producing regions than on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail... Read the story . . . 

Craggy Range

Craggy Range's Giants Winery offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a truly unique winery experience. Looking out towards Te Mata Peak, the tasting room is . . . More . . . 

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Wine Country Motel Havelock North

Private and quiet, yet only minutes from the magic of East Coast Beaches, award winning wineries and restaurants and cafes of Havelock North, Hastings and Napier. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Hawke’s Bay: in search of the good life

Hawke’s Bay isn’t on the way to anywhere. It requires a deliberate choice to discover its delights.  Read the story . . . 

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Harvest Lodge

Havelock North's only 5-star Qualmarked motel. Classic comfort with a touch of class. Welcome to Harvest Lodge, Havelock North's only 5-star Qualmark-rated motel. . . . More . . . 

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Food and drink

Hawke's Bay: the finest of wines

There are over 70 vineyards in the Hawke's Bay – about half of which you can visit. Taste the fruits of the vines and their vintners’ zeal and, in many cases, have a bite to eat at the same time. Read the story . . . 

Askerne Estate

Askerne is a single estate winery situated in the winegrowing region of Hawke's Bay.We are committed to producing elegant fine winesthat reflect our unique site . . . More . . . 

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Hawke's Bay: cycle trail tales

Though a multi-day cycling tour has its perils (bike shorts are highly recommended), what it offers in return is a chance to see a popular destination at a more human pace than cars allow. Read the story . . . 

Black Barn Vineyards & Bistro

We are a small vineyard just 5 minutes from the Village of Havelock North in Hawkes Bay Wine Country. Our focus is on premium Bordeaux . . . More . . . 

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Five great days out with kids in Hawke's Bay

The sunny Hawke's Bay has lots of great options for keeping kids entertained. Check out some fun things to do... Read the story . . . 

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