Visiting Hawke's Bay

What to do, what to do. Well you have plenty of choice! Hawke's Bay offers outstanding wineries, eateries and activities.

Enjoy the surrounding wineries, jaunts to the nearby Hawke's Bay Farmers Market or head out on the cycleways. Cape Kidnappers is a short drive away and you could take on the challenge of a round of golf at a world top 50 golf course.

We love the Hawke's Bay lifestyle and have included some of our favourite places to visit and things to do below.

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Food & Wine

Clearview Winery

Clearview Estate Winery and its iconic ‘Red Shed’ Restaurant is located in a leafy, coastal vineyard setting near the historic landscape of Cape Kidnapper. Enjoy brunch, lunch & seasonal tasting platters with their estate grown, award wining wines or do a wine tasting at their rustic cellar door.

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Craggy Range Winery

Craggy Range produces a collection of iconic wines from multiple regions in New Zealand. Their Cellar Door offers relaxed and intimate seated tastings, while the restaurant serves the best local and seasonal produce prepared by Head Chef Casey McDonald. All set against the spectacular back-drop of Te Mata Peak.

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Te Awa Winery

A must-visit dining destination. Their menu provides a taste of local produce designed for sharing and can be enjoyed with the Te Awa Collection wines. Set amongst the lush vineyard backdrop, nestled in the heart of the Gimblett Gravels wine growing region. Wine tastings at their cellar door.

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Blackbarn Vineyards

A boutique vineyard just five minutes from the Village of Havelock North. All their wines are Estate Grown and the fruit is selectively picked. You can taste their wines, have lunch at the Bistro, a Summer Saturday morning at the Grower's Market and Kitchen store, an evening at a concert in the amphitheater.

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Deliciosa - Plates & Bar

Relax in lazy beanbags on the front lawn next to a stunning vine-dappled terrace. A long wine-up bar alongside a festive banquette setting serves international wine choices and quality craft beers, boutique ciders and mixologist blends. The cuisine comes as small plates, large plates, sharing platters, and drink-side snacks.

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FG Smiths - Ahuriri

Very tasty food and great coffee for breakfast, brunch, lunch and the occasional dinner. Lovely outdoor area to enjoy food, coffee and conversation.

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The Urban Winery

Located in Ahuriri's iconic Art Deco building, this is Hawke's Bays most urban winery and cellar door reflecting Tony Bish's passion for Chardonnay. The winery features spectacular egg shaped French oak fermenters producing unique styles of Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay. Platters & weekly specials.

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Alessandros Pizzeria - Havelock North

Wood-fired pizza's made fresh in-house, using fine, quality imported Italian ingredients and fresh, locally grown produce. Gluten-Free Pizzas available. Fully licensed with a selection of Italian and Hawkes Bay wine with refreshing Peroni on Tap.

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Mr D’s - Napier

Breakfast, lunch and dinner. They make their own bread, pasta and pastries daily. Our wine list is a mix-tape of the best of the Bay along with some select imports from Spain and Italy.

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The Emporium - Napier

Choose from the Emporium Eatery and Bar serving delicious breakfasts, lunch & dinner, locally roasted coffee and a great range of New Zealand and international beers, wines and spirits; The Emporium Lounge with fine wines & dining in more intimate surroundings; The Rose a friendly, authentic Irish pub.

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Malo Restaurant - Havelock North

Restaurant and bar offering breakfast, brunch, lunch, cocktails, bites and dinner.

Luxury hotel dining at Malo Restaurant. With a focus on locally sourced, seasonal produce, Malo’s menu offers the best of Hawke’s Bay with an urban vibe.

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Er Dee Wa

Right here in Clive a Thai-Asian-Street food experience. Fully licensed and you can enjoy inside and outdoor seating at 194 Main Road Clive. Great food and friendly service.

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Outdoors

Art Deco Walking Tours

Discover the fascinating story of Napier’s heritage on this easy walking tour. The original town of Napier was levelled by a dramatic and devastating earthquake in 1931 but was completely rebuilt within a remarkable two year period in the contemporary style of the times; Art Deco.

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OCEAN & WAIMARAMA BEACHES

Take a scenic drive over to Ocean or Waimarama beach. Ocean beach is a long stretch of white sand perfect for winter walks or a swim in the summer. Waimarama's golden sand is great for walking, jogging, swimming, surfing and fishing. Mobile coverage, a general store and seaside cafe.

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Farmers Market - Sundays

There's nothing fresher or finer than a barrow load of food from The Hawke's Bay Farmers' Markets!

Shop at one of their two markets on Sat in Napier or the full market in Hastings on Sun. A wide range of fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, bread, eggs, pickles, preserves and more.

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Napier Bike Hire and Tours

Bike options to get everyone out riding on the fantastic Hawke's Bay cycle trails. Whether you haven't ridden in years, or cycle everyday.

You can hire for an hour or two, the day or more! Hire includes a helmet, lock, bag, map and friendly advice.

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Retail Therapy

Alexanders on Tennyson - Napier

Menswear.

Established in 1976, Alexanders in Napier is now dressing third generation customers - men in all seasons of their lives who enjoy the look and feel of quality fabrics, excellent fittings and have an eye for detail, colour and style.

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Maddisons - Napier

Great place for homewares.

Nestled in a light filled Spanish Mission loft in Napier, the Madisons showroom offers a carefully curated range of eclectic homewares, unique furniture pieces & fresh flowers for all occasions

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VETRO - Ahuriri

Gourmet mediterranean food.

Vetro offer everyday low prices to make premium Mediterranean food affordable and accessible. Bringing the gourmet foods of Europe and afar. Cheeses, meats, spreads, dried fruit, chocolates, pickles...

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Degas - Napier

Womanswear.

Visit Degas for designer women's clothing and personal service. If you're looking for that beautiful key piece, exclusive New Zealand and international labels.

High fashion for cocktail, wedding or formal functions, and everyday wear.

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PAPLILLION BOUTIQUE - Havelock North

Papillon is the home of Kowtow, Zambesi, NOM*d, Augustine, Stolen Girlfriends Club, taylor, Lela Jacobs, Maaike, Ricochet, Widdess, Huffer, Nyne, Euphoria, Elk, and much, much more, in the heart of the picturesque village of Havelock North.  They stock sizes 6 - 20.

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Blue Moon - Havelock North

All our furniture is hand-picked.

Our journeys take us to many countries, including Egypt, Morocco, India, France and South America. Buenos Aires is always a highlight on our travels. We never know what treasures we will uncover when we open a door in this culturally rich, South American city.

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MUSE ART GALLERY - HAVELOCK NORTH

Muse combines big city standards with small town friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere. We aim to make art accessible so more people experience the joy of living with original art. The artists we represent are carefully chosen from the best emerging and established artists from around the country.

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Clothesline Boutique - Havelock North

Distinctive style for discerning women.

Edgy or conservative, work or play, dressed up or down, our ability to style discerning Hawke’s Bay women has kept us in business for over 30 years. We’re fashion forward, always looking to buy with our clients in mind.

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Activities

Odessey Twilight Food & Wine Tour

Drive through vineyards learning about the region and its wines. A full wine tasting with gourmet platters at Vidal Estate then the breathtaking views from Te Mata Peak with a glass of bubbles. Main course at Craggy Range or Elephant Hill. Dessert at NZs oldest winery, Mission Estate.

If you would like to book a tour please let us know.

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The Globe Theatrette

A unique, opulent, independent movie theatre situated in the seaside village of Ahuriri, Napier. The 47 seater theatre provides modern, relaxed surroundings with plush leather armchairs and couches.

Licensed with pizza from Mama Sons available.

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Hooters Vintage Car Hire

Hooters provides a fleet of American and European Vintage and Classic cars that are available for a range of chauffeur driven City and Winery tours, self-drive rentals, weddings and special events.

If you would like to book a tour please let us know.

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Gannet Safaris

Cape Kidnappers safari experience takes you to Hawke's Bay Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony - the world's largest, most accessible Gannet nesting place. It's the only way of being taken right to within a few feet of these remarkable birds - there is no walking required!

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Golf at Cape Kidnappers

Designed by legendary golf architect Tom Doak, the spectacular Cape Kidnappers par 71 golf course measures 6,510 meters and will challenge golfers of all skill levels. With cliff-edge fairways perched 140 metres above sea level and with surface that remains firm and fast, this course offers holes unlike anything you find elsewhere in the world.

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Hastings Golf Club

Hastings Golf Club is consistently rated within the top club courses in New Zealand, with impeccable championship course conditions, set amid picturesque surroundings. We look forward to seeing you here soon.

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Coastal Wine Cycles - Te Awanga

Conveniently located on the Kidnappers Coast Cycle Trail, our driveway connects to the off-road limestone pathways.

We have beach cruiser bikes for day hire in Te Awanga. They have wide comfortable seats, swept back handlebars, baskets, bells, and oversize tires….perfect for relaxed cycling.

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TELEGRAPH HILL OLIVERY - Hastings

Telegraph Hill is a family business. It started its humble beginnings in the home kitchen making table olives. Since starting out in 2001 Telegraph Hill has been producing award winning olives, olive oil and hand crafting innovative condiments, sauces and drizzles.

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