Hawke's Bay: A golfer's paradise

Hawke's Bay has over 5 top courses within 20 minutes of Havelock House based near Hastings, Napier & Havelock North village & Cape Kidnappers.

Whatever the time of year, golf is a great in this part of New Zealand's North Island.Have you considered  visiting Hawke's Bay for a winter golfing break even in April through to August?

You can enjoy temperatures of 16-23 degrees Celsius; and additional benefits are cheaper flights and accommodation. There are fewer people about so less wait times on the courses and better choice of game times

For all golfers there is a course for you to play. With the exception of Cape Kidnappers, green fees are surprisingly modest at under $NZ 60, and golf club hire is very reasonable

You would alos have time to visit a few wineries. There are over 70 wineries in Hawke's Bay including the oldest at the Mission. Some excelletn winery restaurants including Elephant Hill, Black Barn & Craggy Range in Havelock North and the Mission winery

Also enjoy fabulous walking on Te Mata Peak or cycle the wineries or coastal pathways; matching the quality of the wine is the food - top kiwi chefs delight in producing dishes of taste and imagination - Le Terroir at Craggy Range is one of the 'must do's' while you are here - a superb end to a full day's golf.

Extend your stay by an extra day or two and make the most of seeing Napier - a top Art Deco experience  or hire a bike and cycle round the wineries in the nearby Gimblett Gravels; don't leave Hawke's Bay without a trip up Te Mata Peak to see the best views of the Bay and read about the Maori legend of the 'sleeping giant'.

Take a walk along one of the rotary pathways or along the sandy beaches at Ocean Beach and Waimarama just 30 minutes away, or just relax in the attractive Havelock North village over a coffee and cake in one of the pavement cafes.

Stay in the comfort of Havelock House - 10 minutes from Hastings golf club & 20 minutes from Cape Kidnappers golf course   - a real 'home away from home'.Diana will take care of your restaurant bookings and share her knowledge of the Hawke's Bay with you

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