Stunning sunrises are on offer in Hawke's Bay and those golden rays ensure that the area produces an abundance of fruit and mouth-watering wines; if you love the locally grown produce and gourmet goodies take time to explore what’s on offer. Well known for its Art Deco architecture, Napier provides a welcome resting point to slow down and discover some of the many vineyards that are dotted along the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail; you could even hop on a bike to check out the vineyards!
If you are visiting the Hawke's Bay region in February don't miss the Geon Art Deco Weekend.
On the third weekend in February, the Art Deco Trust stages its annual Art Deco Weekend 'a celebration of the Art Deco style'. Napier city gleams with classic cars and aircrafts of the Deco era. People dressed in Deco style bring glamour and elegance to this unique festival which attracts people from many overseas countries.
Did you know?
Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu is the Māori name for a hill, 305 metres (1,001 ft) high, close to Porangahau, south of Waipukurau in southern Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. It has gained a measure of fame as it is the longest place-name found in any English-speaking country, the name is often shortened to Taumata by the locals for ease of conversation.
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