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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 highlighton  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 on 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

  • Art Deco Napier

    Discover the unique flavours and architecture of Napier on this stylish addition to any New Zealand vacation. Enjoy a tour of the city’s best Art Deco buildings, and a wine and food experience.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 374
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Explore Like A Local

    This immersive New Zealand vacation takes you beyond Auckland to explore some of the North Island’s most beautiful regions. Then fly to magnificent Queenstown, with the option of a trip to Milford Sound.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,253
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
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  • Napier: Half Day Gannet 4WD Safari

    Visit the world’s largest and most-accessible gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers on this 4WD safari. In addition to taking you up close to these remarkable birds, this tour stops off at cliff tops offering stunning views of Hawke’s Bay and the Mahia Peninsula.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Napier: A Day in the Life of a Maori Elder

    This award-winning private guided tour will touch your heart and open your mind. Take an intimate and spiritual journey through more than 700 years in the life of the Waimarama tribe in the company of a Maori elder. Share their culture, get to know the family, and feel the power of sacred ancestral landscapes.
    Duration:
    5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Napier: Half Day Gannet Beach Adventure

    This unique, fun eco-experience tour involves travel with local experienced guides by vintage tractors and trailers to the largest mainland gannet colony in the world. Departing on the days’ low tide, visitors travel by tractor and trailer along the majestically rugged coastline.
    Duration:
    5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Napier: The Odyssey Experience Full Day Tour

    Enjoy the best of what Hawke’s Bay has to offer on this full day Odyssey tour. Starting with a journey through picturesque Esk Valley, you’ll visit the country’s oldest winery, Mission Estates, sample award-winning vintages at Gimblett Gravels, and enjoy some of the freshest produce grown in the region.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Napier: Wine & Gourmet Odyssey Half Day Tour

    Explore the internationally-acclaimed Hawke’s Bay wine region on this half day tour. As you pass through the valley, you’ll learn how wine is made, sample award-winning vintages, and indulge in some of the finest and freshest foods available in the region.
    Duration:
    5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • The Farm at Cape Kidnappers: Stay of Distinction

    A luxurious country lodge on New Zealand’s stunning east coast? Don’t mind if we do!
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,476
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction
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