Hawkes Bay - NZ's second largest wine region
A guide to accommodation, activities and sights in Hawke's Bay.
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Photo: credit Janice - highway leaving Napier
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Hawkes Bay Local Activities
Explore Art Deco from daily guided walks, car and bus tours to the Art Deco Festival in February and Jazz Festival in July.
photo: credit Janice - National Tobacco Company building in Ahuriri, Napier. One of the most photographed Art Deco buildings in the world.
A whole days fun in or out of the water, hire everything you need, cafe and takeaways. New Zealand's only water theme park in a shaded 6.5 hectares of tropical garden.
Swim with the sharks, behind the scenes tours. Dive in the Oceanarium or just general admission.
photo: credit Janice - National Aquarium
Indoor rock climbing, Kayaking, Caving, Gorging.
Simply Amazing Fun. Open 7 days from late December to May, check the website for opening dates.
Maze, Corncob crazy golf, Puddle Pad, 3D Vortex Tunnel.
Corn Evil - strictly R-16 for adults only - bring own torch; between 3 - 4 people. Season runs every Friday night (9.15 pm) from early January through to 13 April. Last entry 10 pm. This years theme is based on the belief of the ancient Mayans that the world will end this year. Be prepared to be frightened at every turn by a cast of actors dressed as goddesses, voodoo priests and warriors lurking in the darkness.
photo: credit Janice
Established in 1944, Arataki Honey is home to one of New Zealand's largest family-owned beekeeping operations. You will be amazed at what you will discover when you visit Arataki Honey Visitor Centre. Here you will be able to explore the fascinating world of the humble honeybee in a modern and interactive environment. With many activities on offer including an extensive retail section, everybody young and old will truly have 'A SWEET EXPERIENCE'. Qualmark endorsed visitor activity.
Open 7 days 9am - 5pm. FREE ENTRY - FREE HONEY TASTING
Located in Napier's iconic AMP Building is the ultimate wine experience
in New Zealand. Perfect for individuals, couples or groups, novice or
connoisseur. From a state of the art interactive wine tasting adventure,
to the school of wine, wine museum and specialist wine shop - it's
simply a wine lover's haven!
Visit the aroma awareness room and familiarise yourself with the
different aromas associated with wine, followed by an interactive wine
tasting of the regions premium wines, enhanced with a simulated flight
across the glorious Hawke's Bay Wine Country.
All under one roof and in the comfort of a beautifully constructed,
purpose built theatre. Each wine in your tasting flight of six is
presented on screen by the vineyard owner or winemaker.
There is an age restriction of 18 years.
Join our 'hands-on' free tour - the only opportunity in New Zealand
where you see the whole process taking place from tanning the raw skins,
drying, softening the leather, polishing the wool, and the manufacture
of all the assorted sheepskin products. At the conclusion of your visit
enjoy factory price shopping and our endless selection of sheepskin
products, New Zealand souvenirs and New Zealand possum/merino knitwear
and accessories. Tax exempt overseas, posting available.
We're proud to show you our working winery and a museum highlighting
over 100 years of winemaking at Church Road. At our cellar door, open
daily from 10am to 5pm (excl most public holidays), you can taste and
buy all Church Road wines, including the limited release Cuve Series and
iconic Tom. Church Road also caters for private functions by
appointment and is a highly sought-after wedding venue.
Don't miss out! Visit Mountain Valley Adventure Lodge between
Taupo and Napier, nestled in a hidden valley right on the banks of the
mystical Mohaka River.
- Come for an activity of the day, or stay over and let us build the perfect itinerary for you.
- Ride on horseback amongst the native scenery and herds of wild sika deer in our spectacular river and hill country.
- Enjoy our plentiful home-cooked meals and chill with a glass of Hawke's Bay wine in the lodge.
- Free your spirit on our rivers on scenic or white-water rafting and kayaking trips.
- Taste the pure air on our wilderness trails on foot or mountain bike.
- Catch fighting trout in the Mohaka just a stone's throw from the lodge.
- Join us on a legendary heritage vehicle safari or challenge yourself to a mountain walking adventure in the Kaweka range.
Guide to accomodation in Hawkes Bay
ASURE Colonial Lodge Motel is rated Qualmark 4 star Plus. From studios to 3 bedroom suites set in award winning native park-like grounds in Napier's premier suburb of Taradale. Newly refurbished, heated Swimming pool (with water slide), Large private Spa Pool, Games Room, High speed wireless internet, Sky digital, Childrens playground, plenty of on site parking (for boats and trailers), Air conditioning/heat pumps in all suites.
Colonial Lodge offers a wonderful base for a family holiday or the business traveller in Hawke's Bay. Ideally located only minutes from Napier or Hastings, Wineries (Mission & Church Road), Golf Courses, Cafe's, Bars and Restaurants, Local Shops, Taradale RSA, Eastern Institute of Technology, PG Arena and Napier's famous Art Deco City
The beachfront motel remains Napier's most sought after place to stay. With several different styles of accommodation on offer, from luxurious ocean view suites to our city view studio/apartments all with superking beds and in room freshwater spas or the spacious 2 bedroom family suites, we the have the accommodation needs to meet you or your family's requirements to make your stay in Hawkes Bay a pleasurable occasion.
Kennedy Park Top 10 Resort is Hawke’s Bay’s premier holiday
experience providing an array of facilities to keep the entire family
entertained. It is host to stylish, comfortable lodgings suiting any
Centrally located with relaxing and spacious surroundings, Kennedy
Park Top 10 Resort is your ideal family holiday destination in Napier.
- with so much to offer, our team will happily provide you with information to help make your stay unique and memorable
Lisa Rose is close to the central business district of Napier, the beautiful Art Deco city in the heart of Hawke's Bay. With a large choice of attractions on offer in Napier and Hawke's Bay - Wineries, Cape Kidnappers, Farmers' Market and a vibrant café scene - you may wish to stay more than one night.
The Crown Hotel Napier overlooks the waterfront in the village of Ahuriri, Napier. The hotel offers premier accommodation and conference facilities in a luxurious seaside setting.
The hotel has 39 stylish and unique guest suites, ranging from studios to two bedroom luxury apartments.
Our home is situated a few minutes walk from the centre of the
Art Deco city of Napier, including the Conference Centre. It is an
effortless drive away from many wineries, Cape Kidnappers’ gannet
colony, numerous golf courses, Te Mata Peak lookout, trout fishing,
walks and safe beaches. Relax, unwind, we want you to feel at home.