Located on the eastern side of North Island, Hawkes Bay is around
5 hours by road from Auckland and a little under four hours from Wellington.
Around Hawkes Bay, Getting to Hawkes Bay, Hawkes
If you don't hire a car,
there are coach services from Auckland, Gisborne, Palmerston
North, Rotorua, Taupo and Wellington.
Airlines and Airports:
You could fly to Hawkes Bay Airport - just north of Napier - from Auckland, Christchurch
or Wellington, but you'd miss out on all the scenery.
Hawkes Bay is a region of striking scenic contrast with dramatic
sea cliffs, park-like farm lands, winding stony rivers and rugged hill country.
Adding colour and interest to an already beautiful landscape are
orchards, old homesteads, historic settlements, and vineyards of all sizes which produce
internationally regarded fine wines.
Hawkes Bay Wine
Hawkes Bay is home to over 70 vineyards, and is New Zealand's oldest wine region.
Hawkes Bay Attractions
Hawke's Bay has an amazing amount of things to do and see within
thirty minutes to an hour of either of the Twin Cities: Napier and Hastings.
After the 1931 earthquake that virtually destroyed most of Napier and
Hastings, the cities were rebuilt in the fashionable styles of the time - Spanish Mission,
Stripped Classical, and above all Art Deco.
The i-Site Visitor Centre is located on the corner of Russell Street South and Heretaunga
Right in the heart of Hawkes Bay Wine Country, Hastings offers an amazing array of activities
to make your stay an exciting and enjoyable one.
All season amusement park set in 6.5 hectares of attractive park surroundings in Hastings,
featuring wet and dry, summer and winter rides and attractions suitable for all ages.
Wairoa is the gateway to Mahia Peninsula, Te Urewera National Park,
and Lake Waikaremoana.
If you are heading north from Napier, then Wairoa is a good place to
stock up with supplies on your way through to Mahia or Waikaremoana.
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