Hawke's Bay

Hawkes Bay

The Hawke's Bay Region has a reputation for growing the best grapes for wine making and there are winery's scattered all through the area, there are also many orchards and market gardens in the area with fertile soil and an abundance of sunshine available for growing.

There are many activities and attractions available in Hawkes Bay with the start of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, a favorite with wine lovers all over, Hawkes Bay is known as the Art Deco capital of New Zealand with fantastic historical buildings scattered through Napier and nearby Hastings.

One experience not to be missed when visiting Hawkes Bay is Cape Kidnappers this stunning sandstone headland features the worlds largest and most accessible Gannet Colony, this 13 hectare reserve provides stunning views of these large birds, tours are available year round.

While at Cape Kidnappers why not play a round of golf on the exclusive Cape Kidnappers golf course designed in 2004 by Tom Doak the course sits atop the headland with extensive views out over the ocean one of the most spectacular golf courses in the world.

The Hawkes Bay region provides many fantastic walk ways that are scattered through out the area, one notable and popular walk is the Lake Waikaremoana Track located within the boundaries of Te Urewera reserve.

The Lake Waikaremoana Track is one of the nine great walks of New Zealand and follows the shore line of Lake Waikaremoana, the walk is a multi day hike through stunning landscapes, guided tours are available in the area.

There are numerous events happing through out the region and one of the most popular is the Food And Wine Classic, this event is held twice a year in June and November where you can celebrate the fine food and wine available in the region.

For cycling enthusiasts there are many trails available in the region for cycling, with guided cycling tours available year round there are fantastic views and lanscapes through the trails, accommodation is available in both Napier and Hastings.

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