Hawkes Bay Tours, Vacation Packages & Travel Experiences
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.
New Zealand Travel Information
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