Situated as the capital of the Hawkes Bay region, Napier is renowned for a beautiful coastline, stately Norfolk pines, a multitude of nearby wineries and 1930’s art deco architecture. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Hawkes Bay has been recognised as a premium wine-growing centre. Today eighteen wine producers produce one third of the national grape harvest and many are open for wine tasting and lunch. Venture out to Te Mata Peak and take in the fantastic views of the area, walk through an olive grove and the opportunity to taste local olives and oils. Dine at Clearview Estate and have the opportunity of tasting their range of hand crafted single vineyard wines. There’s plenty to do for visitors to the Hawke’s Bay. Swim with the dolphins at Marineland; enjoy a soak in the Ocean Spa water complex with warm salt water open air hot pools. Visit the largest mainland Gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers. Other attractions include the Hawke’s Bay Museum, The National Aquarium of New Zealand, The old Napier Prison tour, the Seahorse Farm, Te Mata Peak, Arataki Honey Factory, Pernel Fruitworld tour, and the Amazing Maze ‘n’ Maize.

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