Accommodation in Havelock North
Just a five minute drive from Hastings city and around 20 minutes from Napier, Havelock North is a great base to explore this region. Havelock has a thriving café culture and a number of boutique shops, and a variety of accommodation options.
The Hawkes Bay is located on the east coast on the North Island. There are a number of different areas to explore from world class vineyards to amazing wildlife and nature.
The Hawkes Bay is New Zealand’s oldest wine making region and one of New Zealand’s warmest and driest areas.
More information about the Hawkes Bay
With over 100 vineyards and 80 wineries throughout the region there is many places to explore. Wine trail tours are available in the region or cycle the famous wine trail. Find Out More >
2. Cycling Trails
The Hawkes Place is a fantastic region to cycle in with over 180 km of scenic cycle trails with many great spots to stop including vineyards, restaurants and picturesque picnic spots. The trails link Napier Hastings and Havelock. Find Out More >
3. Hawkes Bay Farmers Market
Every Sunday at the Hawkes Bay Show Grounds local growers come together to sell their produce. It is one of New Zealand’s oldest farmers markets and has a great atmosphere. Find Out More >
4. Cape Kidnappers and Gannet Colony
This striking peninsula is well worth a visit. This is also the home to the world’s largest gannet colony. The peninsula is about half an hour’s drive from Napier and Hastings. Find Out More >
5. The Longest Place Name in the World
Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapiki- maungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu is the longest place name in the world is located in Porangahau, Central Hawkes Bay. Find Out More >
6. Art Deco
Napier has been nicknamed the Art Deco City after it rebuilt the city after a devastating earthquake in 1931. There is a number of colorful building and interesting boutique shops to explore during your time in the Hawkes Bay. Find Out More >
7. Cape Kidnappers Golf
Play golf with stunning 180 degree views of the pacific and cliffs that drop 8000 feet into the ocean. Set on 6000 acres of farm land. It is a must for golf lovers visiting the region. Find Out More >
With 360 kilometers of coastline the Hawkes Bay has many great beaches to choose from. So whether you want to swim, fish, kayak, surf or just relax with a book on a calm beach there is something for you. Find Out More >
9. Maori Culture
Hawkes bay is rich in Maori culture. The region itself if very important in Maori mythology as it is said that the region is ‘the hook of the fish of Maui’. Maui was said to have fished up the North Island of New Zealand. Find Out More >
There is plenty of adventure activities in the Hawkes Bay. Highlights include quad biking, gannet safaris, hunting and helicopter rides over the region. Find Out More >