Five great days out with kids in Hawke's Bay

The best way to cover the expansive Napier waterfront is on two wheels.


Cycling the Napier waterfront is great fun. © Jo Percival

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Edgewater Motor Lodge Visit website

Edgewater Motor Lodge offers superb waterfront accommodation with all units having spectacular sea views of Hawke's Bay and Cape Kidnappers. We are close to 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 . . . 

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Albatross Motel Visit website

The Albatross Motel scored 9.5/10 in Target TV's hidden camera trial . Offering 35 units,studios, deluxe studio units and 1 and 2-bedroom family units. . . . More . . . 

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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 . . . 

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At The Rocks Motor Lodge Visit website

At The Rocks Motor Lodge is unique and modern featuring deluxe studio, executive suites and family units with local ambience. Overlooking the Ahuriri Wildlife Reserve . . . More . . . 

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A road less travelled: on the trail of a hot lamb sandwich

Travelling from Auckland to Wellington via Taumarunui, Napier, Gisborne and Tauranga in search of an old-fashioned Kiwi treat.  Read the story . . . 

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Ballina Motel Visit website

One of Hawke's Bay's newest luxury motels. 16 self-contained, air-conditioned, spacious, luxury suites in a quiet residential location. Ideally positioned for the discerning tourist and . . . More . . . 

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Spanish Lady Motel Visit website

Air conditioned spacious ground floor unit with Spa, swimming pool, free unlimited wifi, calls within NZ and Newspaper on request. 2TVs in every unit with . . . 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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Palm City Motor Inn Visit website

For business or pleasure, experience the comfort and charm Palm City Motor Inn has to offer. Your choice of 30 units all with 32" TVs. . . . 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 . . . 

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Napier Beach Kiwi Holiday Park and Motels Visit website

Quiet beachfront holiday park with beachfront park motels, self-contained units. New (2007) tourist flats with kitchenette and ensuite. RV and motorhome sites with day/night views. . . . More . . . 

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Gisborne to Wellington: sampling the finer things in life

Experience hot pools, beaches, art, culture, heritage and wildife on a road trip from Gisborne to Wellington.  Read the story . . . 

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Motel de la Mer Visit website

Motel de la Mer is an intimate boutique motel with 11 suites. We offer you attentive service and luxurious, oceanfront accommodation within 2 minutes walk . . . More . . . 

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Activities

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 . . . 

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