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After a major earthquake in 1931 much of Napier was rebuilt in the style of the day leading many to visit "The Bay" for the art deco buildings and Napier’s attractive waterfront with the distinctive Norfolk Pines.
And the wines! Superb vineyards abound, many of them with cellar door shops & tastings. Hawke’s Bay is one of New Zealand’s warmest, driest regions and this has made it one of the country’s leading producers of wine; notably red wines – cabernet sauvignon, merlot and syrah – but also with some quite stunning whites At last count the region has some 90 wineries!
Hastings is surrounded by luscious orchards and don’t miss a trip up Te Mata Peak for an amazing vista. An excursion to Cape Kidnappers is well worth the effort too.
Other Rural Hawkes Bay
30 minutes drive west of Hastings
Whana Walk Hawkes Bay offers an exhilarating walking adventure at the foot of the Kaweka Ranges. Bring a group of friends or family and take in the glorious hills of back country Hawke’s Bay.
Variety to surprise you. Well marked tracks take you through native bush, woodlots, kanuka and peaks for stunning 360° views of the Ruahine & Kaweka ranges and the Ngaruroro River stretching out to Hawke’s Bay with Cape Kidnappers on the horizon. You will finish with a marvellous sense of achievement.
Awapai Quarters has cooking
Phone: 06 874 2421
Mobile (and SMS): 027 276 8819
Address: The Old House, RD9, Hastings
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