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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Bay View Holiday Park & Motels

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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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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Edgewater Motor Lodge

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

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Cape Kidnappers: majestic gannets and more

Captain Cook had plenty to say in his log about Cape Kidnappers, the southern headland of Hawke’s Bay. Read the story . . . 

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Cumberland Court Motel

Welcome to Cumberland Court Motel - your quiet oasis in Hastings. 20 spacious suites featuring super king-size beds, full kitchen facilities, freshwat . . . More . . . 

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Te Mata Peak

The story about how Te Mata Peak in Hawke’s Bay came to be and how it came to resemble the recumbent figure of a man so closely, is nearly as picturesque as the little town of Havelock North beneath it. Read the story . . . 

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Elmore Lodge Motel

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 per . . . More . . . 

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Dunedin: a cradle made of sea

The clatter and clang of the container terminal, red and green lights forming a path to the sea through the harbour, shags drying their wings on the transoms of fishing boats, glistening surf beaches and the lingering feel of the hundreds of years of history. Bill Morris loves Dunedin's West Harbour.  Read the story . . . 

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Havelock House Bed & Breakfast

Perfectly located for Havelock North ,short breaks to see friends,wedding stays - Black Barn, Craggy Range, golf at Cape Kidnappers, choice of 3 spaci . . . More . . . 

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Te Urewera: the national park that isn’t

Te Urewera, the mountainous homeland of Ngai Tuhoe, the Children of the Mist, spent 60 years as a national park — a brief period really, explains Toi Iti, considering the place still holds evidence of its seabed origins millions of years earlier. Read the story . . . 

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Ballina Motel

One of Hawke's Bay's newest luxury (Qualmark 4-star Plus) motels. 16 self-contained, air-conditioned, spacious, luxury suites in a quiet residential  . . . More . . . 

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Thermal Explorer Highway: Auckland to Napier

What have you got on the boil, friend? How about an epic roadie straight down the guts of the North Island of New Zealand to the land where the languid meandering of the mighty Waikato gives way to the hiss of steam in roistering Rotorua? Read the story . . . 

Kennedy Park Resort Napier

The best selection of accommodation in Hawke's Bay Arrive, take a deep breath and be prepared to relax! There's no need to rush out to find ways to  . . . 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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Omahu Motor Lodge

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

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