Hawke's Bay


  • Art and crafts
  • Honey centre
  • Walking and hiking trails


  • by car:

    25 min from Napier

  • by car:

    4 hr from Wellington

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.

Stroll through the ‘Village’ and explore the variety of boutique shops, cafés, restaurants and specialty food stores. It’s the perfect base for exploring the Tukituki River valley and beyond to Ocean and Waimarama beaches, and just minutes from some of the region’s best-known wineries and restaurants.

From luxury retreats and a four-star hotel to homestyle B&Bs and motor lodges, Havelock North is also blessed with an abundance of quality accommodation.

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 and mountain bike tracks provide access to the surrounding forest areas, including the stunning Redwoods forest – a grove of towering California redwoods.

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