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Hawkes Bay Tours, Vacation Packages & Travel Experiences

  • 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.
    3 Days
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    US$ 408
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Explore Like A Local: Self Drive

    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.
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,279
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Self-Drives
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  • North Island Wonders Luxury Small Group Journey

    Journey across New Zealand’s North Island on this luxury small-group tour. Marvel at the skyline and see beautiful Waiheke Island in Auckland, discover Maori culture in Hokianga, cruise across the Bay of Islands, visit the Hobbiton Movie Set, sample famous wines in Hawke’s Bay and Martinborough, and explore the capital of Wellington.
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,841
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly, Small Group Touring
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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!
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,599
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Stays of Distinction
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