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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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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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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Fergusson’s Motor Lodge Visit website

Both the One & Two bedroom units have Spa baths available. Fergussons Motor Lodge has two architecturally designed access units wide range of breakfast options . . . More . . . 

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

While the region is famous for its stellar vineyards, there are plenty of other dining options in Hawke’s Bay, too. From American-style barbecue to sleek bistros and quirky coffee carts, we’ve rounded up 12 options, well worth investigating.  Read the story . . . 

National Aquarium of New Zealand Visit website

Visit the National Aquarium of New Zealand for a truly exciting and informative underwater adventure. Visit the kiwi house, alligator exhibit or the seahorse display. . . . More . . . 

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Experience the sea as it’s meant to be at a marine reserve

New Zealand’s marine reserves and protected areas offer visitors a unique opportunity to see fish and marine life, thriving and abundant in their natural environment.   Read the story . . . 

Par2 Minigolf Visit website

Par2 MiniGolf is in the heart of Napier's tourist zone, alongside Napier i-SITE Visitor Centre. Stroll along the coastal pathway & enjoy the other marine . . . More . . . 

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Imbibe your way around the Hawke’s Bay wine trails

The oldest wine region in New Zealand, Hawke’s Bay is rightly renowned for its tantalising tipples.  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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Get spooked at Napier Prison, New Zealand's oldest penitentiary

Set on suburban Bluff Hill, Napier Prison housed dangerous and violent criminals for more than 150 years.  Read the story . . . 

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Gannet Beach Adventures

"Where else in the world can you jump on the back of a trailer and get towed along the beach by a 1949 Minneapolis-Moline tractor . . . More . . . 

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Take in the views from Te Mata Peak

On a clear day you can see the whole of Hawke’s Bay from the top of Te Mata Peak. That alone is worth the climb.  Read the story . . . 

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Greenmeadows on Gloucester

Opened in 2009 boutique accommodation, finished to a high standard, affordably priced with genuine Kiwi hospitality at its best, happy atmosphere in peaceful surroundings with . . . More . . . 

Art Deco Trust

Join thousands of people who take a guided Art Deco Walk each year. Your informative and entertaining guide will bring Napier City, the Art Deco . . . More . . . 

The Silky Oak Chocolate Company & Cafe

Think of a flavour, wrap it in chocolate, let the moment melt in your mouth before it slowly oozes with a powerful burst of pure pleasure. . . . More . . . 

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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