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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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Weber Bros Circus UB40 ft. Ali, Astro & Mickey Chess - The Musical Truffle Hunt and Truffle Lunch Weber Bros Circus
Weber Bros Circus
Mitre 10 Mega, Napier, Hawkes Bay
Today only at 1:00 p.m.
UB40 ft. Ali, Astro & Mickey
Church Road Winery, Napier, Hawkes Bay
Friday 25 January 2019
Chess - The Musical
Tabard Theatre, Napier, Hawkes Bay
From Tuesday 24 July 2018 to Saturday 11 August 2018
Truffle Hunt and Truffle Lunch
The Manse, Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Today to Sunday 26 August 2018
Weber Bros Circus
Havelock North Domain, Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
From Thursday 26 July 2018 to Sunday 5 August 2018

Hawkes Bay News

Monday's weather outlook
The Bay Of Plenty has a mainly dry day with a mix of sun and cloud. Sunny for Hawkes Bay and Gisborne with northwesterly winds and afternoon temperatures in the high teens. For the West Coast of the South Island, sunny about South Westland while ...

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Churchill LodgeChurchill Lodge - Apartment.

Churchill Lodge in Napier offers accommodation with free WiFi, 8 km from McLean Park, 2.1 km from Church Road Winery...

Private Art Deco Guided WalksPrivate Art Deco Guided Walks - Private Tour - Napier. Starting from $40.00 per person.

Enjoy a number of private walks that encompass our Art Deco heritage.

  • Earthquake Walk
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