Hawkes Bay

Hawkes Bay

HAWKE’S BAY
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A must-visit destination for wine lovers, funky art deco architecture and world-class wines come together in colourful Hawkes Bay. After an earthquake in 1931 brought down the city of Napier, rebuilding reflected the architectural style of the 1930’s. The shopping also reflects the 1930’s vibe of the town with plenty of opportunities to find vintage treasures.

The town of Hastings is known for its rich food and wine culture, a bicycle wine tour is a perfect way to get around. In early November, Hawke’s Bay hosts one of New Zealand’s largest food and wine festivals- the F.A.W.C.

Hawke’s Bay also has plenty of opportunity for adventure with rugged coastline, vivid bird-life and the opportunity to hike to one of the longest place names in the world- Taumatawhakatangihanga­koauau­o­tamatea­turi­pukakapiki­maunga­horo­nukupokai­whenua­kitanatahu.