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Napier & Hawke’s Bay

The food and wine country of North Island’s Hawke’s Bay features grand open spaces that play host to incredible scenes as the sun rises and sets over the landscape. The region is a must-visit, so combine stays in Rotorua and Bay of Plenty for a contrasting holiday itinerary.

 

What you’ll love most about Napier & Hawke’s Bay

  • Hawke’s Bay has a wealth of natural attractions including Te Mata Peak, the Mohaka River, Waimarama Beach and Bell Rock in the Maungaharuru Ranges
  • The region’s climate is recognised as sharing similarities with coastal California, which is why in 1927, a large grove of 223 Sequoia trees were planted at the foot of Te Mata Peak to create a Redwood forest
  • Taking lunch at Napier – New Zealand’s ‘Art Deco capital’, followed by a stroll around the boutique shops and a walk along the iconic Marine Parade is a nice way to spend an afternoon
  • The region is perfect for wine-touring, with most wineries just a short drive from Napier. There are more that 200 vineyards in Hawke’s Bay to choose from, best known for producing Chardonnay, Syrah and Merlot Cabernet blends

Where to Book

  • Grape vines in Hastings - Hawkes Bay Tourism/Kirsten Simcox

  • Porangahau horseback riding - Hawkes Bay Tourism

  • Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay - Tourism New Zealand/Gary Lisbon

  • Bell Rock view, Hawkes Bay Tourism

  • Sunrise over Te Mata Peak - Hawkes Bay Tourism/Kirsten Simcox

  • Mohaka River Rafting - Hawkes Bay Tourism/Mohaka Rafting

  • Marine Parade bike ride in Cape Kidnappers - Hawkes Bay Tourism/Brian Culy

  • Kairakau Beach - Hawkes Bay Tourism

  • Friends walking Te Mata Peak - Hawkes Bay Tourism/Brian Culy

  • Havelock, North, Hawkes Bay - Tourism New Zealand/Graeme Murray

  • Mangakuri view - Hawkes Bay Tourism/George Williams

  • Sunrise Hut View Point - Hawkes Bay Tourism/Peter Sim

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 15℃
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  • 23℃
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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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Our Ratings

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Where to book


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