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The wine trail in Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay is bulging with great things to do, places to stay, beaches, wildlife, and of course amazing food and wine.

Amazing weather, photogenic art deco architecture, a seaside town, and more than 70 wineries, are just some of the reasons to take time out in New Zealand’s oldest wine region. Hawke’s Bay is blessed with a Mediterranean climate, traditional farmers markets and fabulous produce.

Cycle vineyards and coastal pathways, experience al fresco dining and culinary trails, and take in the stunning scenery. Did we mention Hawke’s Bay is the country’s leading producer of red wines?

A few "must do's" in Hawke's Bay:

Hawke’s Bay Trails

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Cycle trails are a recent addition to Hawke’s Bay. There are three trails, 180 kilometres in total, providing a safe and not too strenuous way to cruise the coast or wobble your way around the wineries of Bridge Pa, and the Gimblett Gravels.

Te Mata Peak

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Drive, bike or walk to the top. You can see the whole of Hawke’s Bay and beyond from up here.

Explore Art Deco

Hawkes Bay Artdeco

Take a tour or guide yourself through the fabulous Art Deco, Stripped Classical and Spanish Mission architecture of Napier and Hastings.

Make friends with sharks

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Get up close and personal by swimming with the sharks at the the National Aquarium of New Zealand in Napier. If sharks aren't your thing, cuddle a penguin or simply enjoy the tanks walk through tunnel.

Eat fresh

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The Hawke's Bay Farmers Market is New Zealand’s oldest market and is on rain or shine every Sunday morning at the Show grounds in Hastings.

Gannet Colony

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Take the overland tour or go by beach tractor to visit the world’s largest mainland gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers.

Catch a NZ sunrise

Cape Kidnappers Sunrise

Hawke's Bay is the first to see the sun on the coast every morning, so be an early bird and catch a beautiful New Zealand sunrise.