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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

Napier Wellbeing Market Napier City Christmas Parade Bridge Pa Wine Festival 2018 Acoustic Afternoon With Mack
Napier Wellbeing Market
Taradale Town Hall, Napier, Hawkes Bay
Today only at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Market
Ocean Spa, Napier, Hawkes Bay
Today to Sunday 7 January 2018
Napier City Christmas Parade
Napier, Hawkes Bay
Sunday 26 November 2017
Bridge Pa Wine Festival 2018
Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District, Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Saturday 20 January 2018
Acoustic Afternoon With Mack
Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings, Hawkes Bay
From Saturday 16 December 2017 to Sunday 24 December 2017

Hawkes Bay News

 13 Nov 2017 
Racing: King's in the swing Napier owners' Cup week
New Zealand Herald
Racing: King's in the swing Napier owners' Cup week. 13 Nov, 2017 10:00am. 5 minutes to read. Rod Fleming with the trophy won by pacer King of Swing in Australia in August. Photo / Duncan Brown. Hawkes Bay Today. By: Doug Laing. Share via email ...

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