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Hawkes Bay

Wine Country

A mere 1½ hour drive from Taupo over the ranges that to a Mediterranean climate; Hawkes Bay has long hot summers as well as clear blue skies in the middle of winter. Hawkes Bay is one of the sunniest regions of New Zealand. Sheltered by ranges to the west the Hawkes Bay landscape opens up to reveal rolling hills and fertile plains. The perfect environment for orchards and, of course, internationally acclaimed wineries.

The city of Hastings and the township of Havelock North are nestled among the orchards and vines. The Art Deco City of Napier sits by the glistening waters of the Pacific - paradise!

With an annual average of 2200, sunshine hours are high, while rainfall and humidity are low. In fact, Hawkes Bay has the second highest sunshine hours and the lowest rainfall in the North Island, so whatever time of the year you visit, you're pretty much guaranteed to have sunny, dry weather - perfect for exploring this stunning region.


Craggy Range Bay View Beach Te Mata Estate Winery

Cape Kidnappers marks the southern-most point of the bay. The cape is a short drive out of any of Napier, Hastings or Havelock North, and a walk along the coast under its distinct rugged cliffs, an excursion to see the world's largest mainland Gannet colony, or teeing off at one of the world’s top 50 golf courses makes for a great day trip.



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Featured Hawkes Bay Events

Jimmy Carr John Butler Trio & Special Guests Mission Estate Concert 2018 - Neil Diamond: SOLD OUT Festival Opera Madame Butterfly - ADF18
Jimmy Carr
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawkes Bay
Saturday 20 January 2018
John Butler Trio & Special Guests
Church Road Winery, Napier, Hawkes Bay
Friday 30 March 2018
Mission Estate Concert 2018 - Neil Diamond: SOLD OUT
Mission Estate Winery, Napier, Hawkes Bay
Saturday 17 March 2018
Festival Opera Madame Butterfly - ADF18
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawkes Bay
From Tuesday 13 February 2018 to Monday 19 February 2018

Hawkes Bay News

 15 Jan 2018 

New Zealand Herald
New Zealand's worst prisons: Hundreds of prison staff assaulted each year
New Zealand Herald
Also accumulating high staff assault numbers this year were Hawkes Bay Regional Prison, with 36 assaults, and Manawatu Prison with 29 assaults. The Manawatu Prison assault numbers are comparatively high when taking into account the number of assaults ...

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