Located on New Zealand's North Island, Hawke's Bay is situated on the east coast midway between Wellington and Auckland. One of the warmest and driest regions in the country, Hawkes Bay is known for the art deco architecture of its main city Napier and its award-winning wines, particularly reds such as syrah, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Hawke's Bay holidays are known for their history, romance, architecture and wine country.
This Hawke's Bay travel guide is designed to help you make the most of your time in this fascinating region. The art deco centre of Napier boasts the world's largest concentration of Art Deco buildings and has been immaculately preserved since the post-earthquake 1930s. Visitors can shop locally grown produce at farmers markets, enjoy gourmet artisan food, walk forest trails and relax on glorious coastal beaches.
Predominantly concentrated in the main city of Napier, Hawke's Bay accommodation ranges from modern motels and luxury hotels to bed and breakfasts, exclusive lodges, homestays and self-contained cottages and apartments. Some wineries also offer guest rooms, providing a romantic setting for couples escapes. Ranging from 3 stars to 5 stars, Hawke's Bay accommodation offers something for all budgets and is conveniently located close to a variety of the region's most popular attractions. Book cheap Accommodation in Hawke's Bay
Hawke's Bay holiday packages are an easy and affordable way to visit charming Napier and offer the best value for money. By combining everything you need at a discounted price, Hawke's Bay holiday packages take the stress out of arranging your holiday whilst also saving you time and money. Bringing together all the essentials like accommodation and flights, Hawke's Bay holiday packages also include a variety of optional extras such as transfers, car hire, tours, travel insurance and more. Choose from an excellent range of existing holiday packages or customise one to suit your individual needs.
Hawke's Bay attractions range from simply exploring the great outdoors to sampling fine wines and marvelling at historic architecture. Explore the Art Deco city of Napier and discover 1930s buildings as well as Hastings with its Spanish Mission influence. Hawke's Bay is also home to some of New Zealand's oldest wineries which produce some of the country's most acclaimed wines. There are over 30 wineries to explore with many offering tastings as well as restaurant and al fresco dining. In Hastings, visitors love the traditional farmers markets which are a treasure trove of organic food and fresh local produce. With so much viticulture in the area, why not let your tastebuds do the exploring with a honey, orchard, cheese or chocolate tour. Read more about Things To Do in Hawke's Bay
Wellington is the international gateway to Hawkes Bay however getting to Hawkes Bay from the airport takes approximately 4 hours by car along State Highway 50. Although this is an excellent opportunity to take in some of the stunning scenery along the way, you may not have that much time to spare. Air New Zealand offers a number of domestic flights to the Hawkes Bay Airport from Wellington. Hawkes Bay Airport is much more conveniently located just 10 minutes north of the main downtown area of Napier. Getting to Hawke's Bay