Hawkes Bay


Our Top Picks

Craggy Range – Craggy Range Winery, beneath the majestic Te Mata Peak, is one of New Zealand’s premium wineries, producing world class wines.  Take a seat and enjoy a tasting of their current release wines from the Family Collection accompanied by their Vineyard Platter, a selection of cured meats and local cheeses.

Black Barn – A boutique vineyard where they focus on premium red varieties such as Merlot and Cabernet Franc, our award-winning whites include Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.  Don’t forget to try their ImaGINation Black Barn Barrel Aged Gin … amazing!

Paritua – Located in the heart of the Hawkes Bay Wine Region in the ‘Bridge Pa Triangle’ District. One of New Zealand’s most diverse regions for the growing and crafting of premium red and white wines.

Smith & Sheth – Experience an intimate sensory wine journey across New Zealand in the first of it’s kind wine studio or enjoy a glass of their award winning wines in the urban cellar door.

Oak Estate Cellar Door & Kitchen – A boutique winery located in the Bridge Pa Triangle offering a relaxed atmosphere with home made food and fantastic wine.

Hastings Distillers – Hastings Distillers is New Zealand’s first producer of certified organic artisan spirits and liqueurs. Their decades long backgrounds in winemaking provides an ideal starting point to further explore our long time love of all things botanical and spiritous.

Brave Brewing Co – A small award-winning brewery located in the heart of Hastings.  At Brave, they are passionate about the art & craft of brewing.  Sit back, relax and sip on some of their finest brews, from ‘The People’s Pils’ (a German-style Pilsner) to ‘Stay Gold’ a Pacific Wheat Ale.

Roosters Craft Brewery – Roosters is not just a bar. It’s the place to fill up on delicious food and a cracking range of craft beers.

Birdwoods Gallery/Cafe – A very special place in the heart of beautiful Hawke’s Bay.  Just 3km from Havelock North village, Birdwoods is a ‘must see’ for visitors.  Wander through the extensive sculpture garden and admire the wide range of traditional & contemporary art while enjoying Devonshire Tea.

Cape Kidnappers Golf Course

Built on a ridge-and-valley landscape and with stunning sea views, Cape Kidnappers Golf Course plays high above the ocean atop dramatic cliffs.  The golf complex includes a world-class practice range, putting and chipping greens, a well-stocked golf shop and club house.

Cultural Experience

One of the most authentic experiences of living Māori culture and heritage in New Zealand. Totally private, unique, authentic experiences just outside Napier in rural, coastal Waimārama.  Tours give you unfettered and heartfelt access to the world of traditional Māori rarely seen by outsiders.

Stunning Views

Te Mata Peak – definitely some of the most spectacular 360° views of Hawke’s Bay.

Local Produce & Artisan Products

Black Barn Growers Market (Saturday) – Under a big ring of Plane trees the canvas covered market has its own place nestled in the heart of the vineyard.

Hastings Farmers Market (Sunday) – Meet the growers and producers as you wander at your leisure around this traditional farmers’ market, discovering the diverse range of fresh produce and genuine artisan products grown and produced in Hawke’s Bay.

Art Deco

Explore the Art Deco City capital of New Zealand, Napier and discover how the region recovered from the 1931 earthquake.