Hawke's Bay is beautiful scenery, award-winning wines, gourmet experiences, family fun, a thriving arts community, unique wildlife, stunning architecture, and rich cultural heritage.
Long hot summers and mild sunny winters make Hawke's Bay the perfect year-round getaway to enjoy the great outdoors on a romantic weekend, a break away with friends, or a family holiday with the kids. Whether it is the fresh bud burst of spring, long hot languid days of summer, the golden hues of harvest or crisp air and blue skies of winter, Hawke's Bay is waiting to be discovered.
Food & Wine
Bursting with taste sensations, Hawke's Bay is New Zealand's leading food and wine destination, home to fabulous award-winning wines at over 70 wineries, as well as delightful fresh produce, epicurean delights and gourmet experiences.
Taste your way through the region and meet the local personalities behind their creations at the Farmers' Markets, at the wineries or on the mouth-watering Food and Wine Trails, as well as at a great variety of restaurants, cafes and bars to suit all tastes.
Architecture & Heritage
Hawke's Bay's unique heritage ranges from fascinating Maori legends and sacred sites to European settlement, when Hawke's Bay's destiny was shaped by a devastating 1931 earthquake with a remarkable result; the birth of the dazzling Art Deco & Spanish Mission architectural styles of Napier and Hastings, which characterize the twin cities today and draw enthusiasts from all corners of the globe.
Art & Culture
The jaw-droppingly beautiful landscape inspires Hawke's Bay's thriving artistic community to create beautiful things. Visit the many boutique galleries & home studios for an inspirational journey around the region.