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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.
Havelock North B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $200 to $850 per couple
8-min drive from Havelock North in the heart of Hawkes Bay
Private and peaceful chalet accommodation in a relaxed country setting. Just 8-min drive from Havelock North. Stay in comfort in one of the three chalets or the main lodge house and enjoy a country continental breakfast. On the doorstop of Hawkes Bay vineyards, cycle trails, beaches & artisan food.
Phone: 0274 533 542
Mobile (and SMS): 0274 533 542
Address: 358A Mutiny Road, Havelock North
20 mins from Dannevirke and Waipukurau
Off the beaten track , nestled in the Ruahine Ranges. Tranquility, birds, established native trees, birdsong, chickens, ducks, pet lambs, pet wild rabbit. A true NZ country experience for anyone who wants to feel the real atmosphere of rural NZ
Freephone: 06 8558967
Mobile (and SMS): 0275694729
Address: 1544 Paget Road, Takapau
Rural Hawkes Bay B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $180 per couple
20 minutes south of Hastings on SH 2
Ludlow Farmstay- 3 Bedroom Cottage, sleeps 6. Luxury Bed and Breakfast (provisions Supplied) on a working 650 ha cropping and fattening lamb and beef farm, come and relax in our fully renovated shearer`s cottage. Farm tours, swimming pool, tennis court.