Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay


  • Art Deco and Spanish Mission design
  • Orchards and vineyards


  • By car: 20 mins from Napier
    4 hours from Wellington

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Bring your appetite to Hastings and relish the local food and wine opportunities. This major agricultural centre promises to excite your taste buds.

Fruit, wine and 1930s architecture give Hastings an appealing point of difference. The area was devastated by a huge earthquake in 1931 (as was Napier), then rebuilt using architectural styles of the times. A self-guided walk around the town centre reveals excellent commercial and residential examples of Art Deco and Spanish Mission design.

Orchards and vineyards surround the urban area. Over summer, you’ll find roadside stalls overflowing with pipfruit and fresh produce. At any time of the year, there are more than 40 wineries to visit. Every Sunday morning, the local farmer’s market turns on a delicious kiwi shopping experience - indulge in handmade cheeses, fresh produce and artisanal meat products. 

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