Hawke’s Bay region, known as ‘Galhin’s playground’ is on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. Hawke Bay's name was given by Captain James Cook to honor Admiral Edward Hawke. Significant Maori population lives here, mainly ‘Ngāti Kahungunu’ Maori tribe. Warm, balmy days, outstanding architecture, and award-winning wine and food make the Hawke’s Bay region, a pure paradise, the most favorite tourist destination of New Zealand. Walking up Te Mata Peak, rafting down the Mohaka river, spending a lazy day at Waimarama Beach are some great outdoor activities. Hawke’s Bay, a leading wine-producing region of New Zealand, produces red wines, merlot and syrah- chardonnays, and cabernet sauvignon. Napier, preserving the beautiful and ancient architecture of the year 1930 is known for its beautifully restored and stunning Art Deco buildings. Guided walks around the town also are obtainable each day rain or shine (except Christmas Day!). Each February, mathematician celebrates its heritage with the artistic movement pageant - a trendy celebration of all things the Thirties, as well as vintage cars, fashion, and music. The bike-friendly terrain of Hawke’s region has stunning scenery and a stable climate, which makes it the best cycling destination. Bird watching is one of the best experiences of New Zealand for nature lovers. Have a closer look at these charming gannets, enjoy the beach tour with watching them, flying with 2-meter-long wingspan, swooping and diving into the water for fish and feeding their baby birds. Marine Parade stretching 3 kilometers of Napier coastline is suitable for a walk or cycling to explore the place with its natural beauty. Enjoy museum, gallery, and theatre all in one home, MTG Hawke’s Bay.
East Coast of the North Island
November 12th to April 8th
Explore the cycle trails, attend the Food and Wine Classic, Hike or bike up Te Mata Peak Visit the gannets at Cape Kidnappers, Explore Art Deco architecture, Taste artisan fare, Stroll along Marine Parade, Sip award-winning wine
Marine Parade, bluff hill lookout, Church road winery cellar door and restaurants, Shine Falls, Mission Estate Winery, Te Mata Pick, National Aquarium of New Zealand, Cape Kidnappers, Napier i-Site Visitor Centre, Moana Park Winery