Havelock North is a pretty country town known for art, honey and friendly restaurants. Nearby Te Mata Peak delivers panoramic views of the region.
The prosperous country village of Havelock North has a natural, tree-lined charm. Gracious homes dot the lower slopes of the hills, and the town is home to a thriving arts community. Keirunga Gardens provides a focus for visitors interested in viewing and purchasing examples of local creativity.
Restaurants in the town are known to serve hearty country food, and there’s a honey visitor centre where you can see the bees in action. Just south of Havelock North is Te Mata Peak, which stands nearly 400 metres above sea level. The peak is open from dawn to sunset throughout the year. Well-maintained walking tracks provide access to the surrounding forest areas.