After the wilds of Te Urewera, the town of Wairoa will feel like a bustling metropolis. As well as a lighthouse in its main street, Wairoa has an interesting museum.
On the road south, you’ll cross Mohaka River, known for its fishing, kayaking and rafting adventures. The last leg of your journey takes you past picturesque Lake Tutira and the turn-off to Waipatiki Beach.
Napier is the main centre in Hawke's Bay region, New Zealand's oldest wine-growing area and a hub of Art Deco design. Explore the region’s wineries on the Hawke's Bay cycle trails, or for a spectacular wildlife encounter, visit nearby Cape Kidnappers, home to the world’s largest mainland gannet colony.