Welcome to Hastings, Hawkes Bay

Do a Hawke's Bay winery tour

Indulge yourself in some of New Zealand's best wineries

Amazing weather, photogenic art deco architecture, a seaside town, and more than 70 wineries, are just some of the reasons to take time out in New Zealand’s oldest wine region. Hawke’s Bay is blessed with a Mediterranean climate, traditional farmers markets and fabulous produce.

Cycle vineyards and coastal pathways, experience al fresco dining and culinary trails, and take in the stunning scenery. Did we mention Hawke’s Bay is the country’s leading producer of red wines?

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Get arty at over 50 art galleries / studios across the region

Experience a flourishing artistic community producing beautiful contemporary art.

Hastings City Art Gallery
Hastings City Art Gallery

Grab a bike or walk the pathways, tracks and trails

Get outside and soak up the sun with safe tracks, convenient routes and dedicated pathways.

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Learn and taste at Arataki Honey

Honey is healthy and delicious, and there’s no better place to get yours than Arataki. And if you’re in the neighbourhood come and see us at our Visitor Centre in Hawke’s Bay. Taste some honey, meet the bees, learn how honey is made - it’s a full sensory experience and it’s free!

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Mix with locals at the Hawke's Bay Farmers Market

Come and discover what makes Hawke's Bay food and wine sought after the world over.

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Take in the sights from Te Mata Peak

Standing 399 metres above the Heretaunga Plains, Te Mata Peak is both a visual feature and an integral part of Hawke’s Bay history, Maori and European. Enjoyed by over 200,000 people annually, the Park offers visitors stunning and varied scenery, unique topography, geology, flora and fauna and a wide range of recreational activities.

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Tee off at the World Famous Cape Kidnappers Golf Course

Designed by legendary golf architect Tom Doak, the Cape Kidnappers par 71 golf course measures 7,119 yards (6,510 meters) and will challenge golfers of all skill levels.

Completed in 2004, our spectacular New Zealand golf course has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf.

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Visit the world's largest gannet colony

This is a unique, fun eco-experience tour that is suitable for all ages and fitness levels, with personalized service and guides who point out the natural and geological wonders of the area.

With over 60 years’ experience, Gannet Beach Adventures provides a 4 hour mild adventure, travelling along the majestically rugged coastline from Clifton to Cape Kidnappers.

The season run from September to late March/April

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Splash Planet

When you next stay at Elmore Lodge Motel, why not pack the family up and their togs and head to Splash Planet - NZ's only water theme park. It's not only the kids that will have plenty of fun there!

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