Hawke’s Bay

Welcome to wine country. Hawkes Bay is a sunny place perfect oenophiles, foodies and golf lovers. The main destination is the art deco town of Napier. Situated right on the coast, the town is a jumping off point for tours into the surrounding vineyards. Fill your day with tastings and fine foods. Or head out to Cape Kidnappers for one of the world’s most dramatic links courses. If you’ve got time, there are a number of swimmable (and deserted) waterfalls within a short drive.

Top Activities in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand:

Wine, wine, wine
Golf at the spectacular Cape Kidnappers
Art Deco architecture

Cycling Among the Vines in Marlborough. Image: Tourism New Zealand
Scenic Walks in Mt Cook and Aoraki. Image: Tourism New Zealand
The Iconic Kauri Cliffs Golf Course, Bay of Islands