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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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Black Smoke Trigger Live In Concert W/ Fyveyes - 2nd Show A Summer’s Day Live ft. UB40, Jefferson Starship & Dragon Juicy Festival Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny
Black Smoke Trigger Live In Concert W/ Fyveyes - 2nd Show
The Cabana, Napier, Hawkes Bay
Saturday 2 July 2022
A Summer’s Day Live ft. UB40, Jefferson Starship & Dragon
Church Road Winery, Napier, Hawkes Bay
Thursday 29 December 2022
Juicy Festival
Tremain Field, Napier, Hawkes Bay
Thursday 5 January 2023
Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny
Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre, Hastings, Hawkes Bay
Wednesday 25 January 2023

B&B ChiltonB&B Chilton - Bed and Breakfast.

Boasting a patio with sea views, and a garden and a terrace, B&B Chilton can be found in Napier, close to Pania of the...

17-Day Kiwi Explorer17-Day Kiwi Explorer - Multi-day Tour - Te Anau. Starting from $3034.81 per person.

Arrive at Auckland Airport on Day 1, transfer to your accommodation and settle in. Visit the Waitomo Caves on Day 2 to...


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