Hawke’s Bay: in search of the good life

‘Waking up at first light you lifted the edge of the canvas wall and there you were, lying on the...


Capturing the first colours of the day at Te Mata Peak. © anupamhatui

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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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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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Elmore Lodge Motel Visit website

Opposite Hawkes Bay Regional Hospital. Our 15 units are designed to suit every need. The serviced units have large studio lounges sleeping up to 3 . . . 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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Fairley Motor Lodge Visit website

Situated at the gateway to Napier, Fairley Motel is located at Westshore Beach.Our property is a 5 to 10 minute walk to more than 16 . . . 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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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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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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Anchorage Motor Lodge Visit website

Enjoy Napier accommodation with beautiful sea and mountain views. We have lift access to 44 well-appointed studio, 1 and 2-bedroom suites, most with large corner spas. . . . More . . . 

From $135
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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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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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Omahu Motor Lodge Visit website

Newest motel in Hastings. Affordable luxury. 19 ground-floor units. Opposite Hawke's Bay Hospital. Free Wireless broadband internet. Fully air-conditioned. Heat Pumps all units. . . . More . . . 

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Te Angiangi Marine Reserve

Te Angiangi Marine Reserve protects a piece of the Central Hawke’s Bay coast and is a great spot for diving and snorkelling. Read the story . . . 

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Bay View Holiday Park & Motels Visit website

Opened in 2008 this complex is set in beautiful, peaceful, park-like grounds surrounded by rural New Zealand. Just 8 kms from Napier CBD, our Holiday . . . More . . . 

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Of the sea: surfing Aotearoa

When most people imagine their idyllic beach, they think of white sand and sun-dappled water. Surfers focus on wind and swell directions and the hidden bathymetry of the seafloor. Read the story . . . 

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