Hawkes Bay

About The Region
Attractions + Events
Drive Times

About The Region

A creative hub inspired by the local Art Deco style architecture. Locals get creative in Hawkes Bay. Overflowing with galleries and artists studios just grab a map and enjoy an easy walking tour around the cities and explore. Then pick up a bike or a tour and indulge your taste buds with a wine tour of local vine yards. Its a special place Hawkes Bay, be sure to stay a while and soak in the sites.

Taumata whakatangi hangakoauau o tamatea turi pukakapiki maunga horo nuku pokai whenua kitanatahu‘ is the longest place name in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records and a famous photo destination for visitors to Hawke’s Bay.

Attractions + Events

Top Natural Attractions

  • Napier’s has a famous Art Deco reputation with many of the buildings of the city in the Art Deco style which was so popular in the 1930’s.
  • Wine Tasting – The Hawke’s Bay is famous for its fine reds including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet France and Malbec.
  • Nov-Mar visit Cape Kidnappers gannet sanctuary, one of only 2 mainland colonies in the world.
  • Hastings is regarded as the fruit bowl region and is particularly beautiful in September when the trees are in blossom.
  • The commanding views from Te Mata Peak, 11 kms south of Hastings.


Visit Hawkes Bay attend one of the many local events in this region. Attending a local event is the perfect way to experience the friendly ‘Kiwi hospitality’.

  • June 2015
    Food and Wine Classic
  • 25th July 2015
    NRL Game: Melbourne Storm Vs St George Illawarra Dragons
  • 18th October 2015
    Napier Half Marathon


Region Map Hawkes Bay

Drive Times

From To Kms Hrs
Auckland Napier 433 kms 5 hrs 30 mins
Napier Hastings 20 kms 15 mins
Napier Wellington 320 kms 4 hrs
Napier Martinborough 280 kms 3 hrs 45 mins