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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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La Milonga - Tango Ball
Hawkes Bay Latin Dance Club, Napier, Hawkes Bay
From Saturday 30 June 2018 to Sunday 1 July 2018
DeadHill May Night Tour
Napier Prison, Napier, Hawkes Bay
Friday 25 May 2018
Taradale Sunday Market
Taradale RSA, Napier, Hawkes Bay
Today to Sunday 8 July 2018

Hawkes Bay News

Monday's weather outlook
Temperatures will get into the high teens or perhaps early twenties about Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. Any early heavy rain for the West Coast of the South Island quickly eases to occasional showers and southwesterly winds, later in the evening rain moves ...
Heavy rain, severe gales and thunderstorms: The weather's ramping upStuff.co.nz
Keep a brolly handy: Rain forecast for most of the weekendNewstalk ZB

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Set in Hastings, 7 km from Splash Planet, Harakeke Homestay offers accommodation with free WiFi. Guests can also...

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This twilight guided cycle is perfect for those short on time.  The route is approx. 16kms on flat, off-road cycle...


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