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  • Gannets basking in the sun at Cape Kidnappers gannet colony is a great photo opportunity on your New Zealand vacation
  • Hawkes Bay vineyard
  • A rainy winters day in Hawkes Bay
  • Surfing the break at Haumoana beach
  • Gannets at Cape Kidnappers gannet colony
  • Cape Kidnappers

The Hawkes Bay region is located on the east coast of the North Island and is a semi-circular bay which extends 100 kilometres/60 miles. Both the coast and the interior are scenic and hilly.
It is one of the most important wine-producing regions in the country where over 70 wineries exist mainly close to the city of Napier. These exist mainly because Hawkes Bay is one of the warmest and driest regions in the country to be enjoyed during Hawkes Bay tours on a New Zealand vacation.

Napier is a seaport and tourist resort which enjoys a warm and dry Mediterranean-style climate. Due to an earthquake in 1931, the city was redesigned and became known for its Art Deco architecture. In fact, it is known as the Art Deco City and is totally different in this respect from other cities in New Zealand. One highlight is the Pania of the Reef, one of the most photographed tourist attractions on a New Zealand vacation and something akin to the Mermaid Statue in Copenhagen. Hastings, the other major city, was also affected by the earthquake and again offers examples of Art Deco and also Spanish Mission design.

For nature lovers, there are beautiful parks such as Kaweka Conservation Park, a wilderness playground in which hiking, hunting and fishing are very popular and the Ruahine Ranges which offer great hiking trails with excellent views of the surrounding countryside in New Zealand tours.

Cape Kidnappers is a sandstone headland east of Hastings which contains the largest gannet colony in New Zealand.



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Hawkes Bay

  • Ultimate New Zealand: Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Queenstown

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Embark on a journey through the scenic attractions of diverse New Zealand, staying at some of the most luxurious accommodation available in Auckland, Hawkes Bay and Queenstown. Participate as one of the crew on an authentic America's yacht in Auckland, experience one of New Zealand's best wine regions, fly over the snow capped Southern Alps and cruise magnificent Milford Sound.
    9 Days
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    US$ 7,779
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Stays of Distinction, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Explore Like A Local: Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: This quintessential New Zealand self-drive vacation begins in Auckland to explore a few of the North Island’s most beautiful regions including the Art Deco city of Napier, and Capital Wellington. Later fly to magnificent Queenstown, gateway to magnificent Milford Sound. Stay in Bed and Breakfast accommodation along the way.
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,839
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • The Pacific Coast Highway Delight Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Discover New Zealand’s North Island on this 9-day road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway. Make your way from Auckland to Napier with stops at the Coromandel, Tauranga, Whakatane, and Gisborne and plenty of opportunities to explore the beaches, mountains, islands, and wildlife sanctuaries along the way. Conclude your trip with a delicious meal and glass of wine in New Zealand’s “food basket,” Hawke’s Bay.
    9 Days
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    US$ 1,579
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