Hawke's Bay

Known for its Art Deco architecture and exceptional wine and food, Hawke's Bay is a gourmet destination, as pleasing on the eye as it is on the taste buds. Outdoor opportunities and unforgettable wildlife encounters make Hawke's Bay an ideal family destination as well.

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 Marine Parade buildings in Napier, Hawkes Bay  Gemma Dixon

Hawke's Bay


Hawke's Bay accommodation is made up of boutique B&Bs, luxurious country estates, funky backpackers, ocean view apartments and picturesque holiday parks.

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Hawke's Bay


Napier is New Zealand's Art Deco capital. Get out and about and see what's on offer in this diverse and interesting region.


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About Hawke's Bay

With an abundance of sunshine, Mediterranean climate, grapevine covered hillsides and a thriving gourmet food and wine industry, the Hawke’s Bay is the Tuscany of the South Pacific.  Lying on the sun-drenched east coast this tasty Hawke's Bay region is a gourmand’s paradise and one of New Zealand’s top wine and food destinations.

The oldest wine region in New Zealand, Hawke's Bay has an international reputation for producing top quality red varieties. Also the food capital of New Zealand, don't leave this region without partaking in a wine and food trail - including orchard, farm, honey, cheese, olive, winery and chocolate tours.

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How do you get to Hawke's Bay?

  • Travel by Plane
    • Hawke's Bay Airport is located about 10 minutes' from Napier, and around 20 minutes' from Hastings. Air New Zealand and Sunair operate passenger flights to many NZ destinations. There is a weekly service between Napier and the Chatham Islands.
  • Travel by Train
    • There are no train services to the Hawke’s Bay.
  • Travel by Bus
    • Major national coach companies operate daily services between Hawke's Bay and other NI destinations. Hawke's Bay public transport comprises a comprehensive bus network servicing Hastings, Flaxmere, Havelock North, Taradale and Napier.
  • Rent a Vehicle
    • Several top car rental companies operate from the Hawke's Bay Airport.