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Art Deco Napierlink

Kerryn Ralston
021 745 853
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Each year thousands to flock to Hawke’s Bay’s Art Deco Festival.
Fox furs, boaters and beads are the order of the day, the roads are reclaimed by vintage vehicles, while jazz tunes serenade from street corners. Outside of the festival, Hawke’s Bay retains a strong Art Deco vibe thanks largely to the area's architecture which emerged following a devastating earthquake in 1931 which destroyed much of central Napier. Take a tour in a vintage car or enjoy a guided walking tour with a knowledgable guide to show you the best examples of Art Deco buildings you’ll see anywhere.

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Cape Kidnappers - Hawke's Baylink

Kerryn Ralston
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

The iconic Cape Kidnappers is a must-do for any Hawke's Bay holiday. Cape Kidnappers is a craggy, but stunning, peninsula named in commemoration of an incident during Captain Cook’s 1769 voyage. The iconic pale cliffs of Cape Kidnappers are viewable from the full length of Marine Parade in Napier, and are especially eye-catching in the late afternoon sun. 'The Cape' and surrounding areas offer a diverse range of attractions.

Visitors can get within a few feet of the world’s largest, most accessible mainand gannet colony which is at the top of the Cape’s cliffs. Tour options include and overland experience with Gannet Safaris Overland or a tractor rides along the beach with Gannet Beach Adventures.

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Hawke's Bay Cycle Trailslink

Kerryn Ralston
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Hawke’s Bay offers endless cycling options. Take a gentle half-hour spin along the coast, a four-day exploration of our backcountry roads, an exhilarating descent on our mountain bike trails, or something in between.

The climate is ideal, almost any type of bike can be hired, and there is a café at every destination. You'll also never be too far from one of our 70+ wineries across the region, should your ride leave you a little parched. Takaro Trails offer freedom cycle tours or guided cycle tours and are great at ensuring your needs a well met.

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Maori Culture - Hawke's Baylink

Kerryn Ralston
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Hawke’s Bay has a proud cultural heritage that continues to form a strong link between past and present. Explore our Māori Culture section to learn more of the unique Māori history, legends and mythology of our region. Waimarama Maori Tours invite you to take an intimate, personal and spiritual journey with the through them more than 800-year life of the Waimārama tribe. Napier Maori Tours are a young whānau (family) of four who believe that in order to know yourself, you need to know where you come from. They take their manuhiri (visitors) on a journey of cultural discovery, sharing the things they value, and the practices that make them as indigenous people of Aotearoa, unique and special.

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Food & Wine - Hawke's Baylink

Welcome to New Zealand’s best-loved wine region! Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s oldest wine region. Famous for our full-bodied reds and rich, complex chardonnays, wine is not only an integral part of the visitor experience in Hawke's Bay, but also an important pillar of our economy. With over 70 wineries across the region, we invite you to to explore our spectacular vineyard countryside and to enjoy the world class wines and hospitality on offer at each of our wineries and cellar doors. Known as the food-bowl of New Zealand for our fertile soils and wonderful fresh produce, Hawke's Bay offers some outstanding culinary options. Pair that with the wine of the region and you have a winning combination.