Connoisseurs of fine wine and gourmet food will find their natural home in Hawke’s Bay. Fans of great period architecture will delight in Napier. Wildlife enthusiasts will be captivated by the nature reserve of Cape Kidnapper.
Actually, you don’t have to have a single passion to be delighted by the Hawke’s Bay region. This undeniably beautiful area of the North Island, stretching along the dramatic east coast, has a great deal to satisfy a wide range of tastes – especially when it comes to food and drink.
Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s most established wine-making region and has a gained justified acclaim for the quality and depth of its full-bodied, award-winning reds. The perfect accompaniment to artisan food created from the fine local produce. But your luxury, tailor-made holiday to New Zealand will have lots of other exciting ingredients.
In Napier you’ll be able to stroll around quiet streets, admiring the architecture typical of the great Art Deco period, as well as discovering the local Maori culture – both past and present. There’s also a lively arts and crafts scene in Napier, whilst over on Cape Kidnapper you can visit the world’s largest, and most accessible, gannet colony at the Takapu Nature Reserve.
So Hawke’s Bay is waiting to be explored. You can drive, take leisurely bicycle tours or – for a really unforgettable highlight – indulge in an early morning balloon flight over the stunning wine country.