Tour the Wineries

There are a number of wineries within a short cycling or driving distance with tastings available at different times during the year.

Art Deco and Spanish Mission

Visit Napier and Hastings and discover the post earthquake architecture in both centres.

View the Bay

Go up Te Mata Peak in Havelock North for magnificent views across Hawkes Bay and the Heretaunga Plains

Fishy Stuff

Visit the New Zealand National Aquarium on Napier's seafront.

Gannet Watching

Take at trip out to Cape Kidnappers to view the worlds largest, most accessible mainland gannet colony.

Chuffed to Bits

Keirunga Park Miniature Railway in Havelock North operates on the first and third sundays of the month, weather permitting.

Food, Glorious Food

The Hawkes Bay farmers market operates at the showgrounds in Hastings every Sunday morning.

Pedal Power

We have over 190km of bike trails crisscrossing the plains so why not explore them.

Waka way to go

Take a cruise on Hawke Bay onboard Te Matau a Maui a waka hourua - a double hulled Polynesian sailing waka.

Discover the History of the Bay

Visit MTG Hawkes Bay in Napier to explore the history of the region and the the effects of the 1931 earthquake.

Dine in, or dine out

The region has some excellent places to dine no matter what your budget or tastes.

All too much?

Why not just relax around the farm, listen to the birds, chat with a sheep or pat a pony or two.

Play a round or two

We have two excellent golf courses less than 1km from the front gate.

Horse of the Year

Each March Hastings hosts one of the largest sporting events in the southern hemisphere. Saddle up and come along.

Art Deco Weekend

Every February take a trip back to 1931 when Hawkes Bay remembers the earthquake. Book early for events or you will miss out.

Hawkes Bay Food and Wine Classic

Join food and wine fans from around the world at FAWC each July and November as Hawkes Bay becomes the place to eat and drink.

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