New Zealand - Hawkes Bay & Wellington

Hawkes Bay

Hawke's Bay is the fine food and wine capital of New Zealand! It is a paradise for food and wine lovers. This region is brimming with fine wine, fresh produce and gourmet dining options.

Hawke's Bay is also renowned for its long hot summers and clear blue sky winter days. This area is one of the sunniest regions of New Zealand; a climate that infuses the region's gourmet food and award-winning wines. Therefore it is an ideal all year round destination with picture perfect weather….sunshine and pure blue skies! Just soak in the beauty of this area blessed by nature!

Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand's centre of Art Deco with a fraternity of celebrated artists who show their work in home studios and galleries throughout this region. An art guide covers around 50 galleries and studios, where art lovers can personally meet artists & discover the creative side of New Zealand.

Hawkes Bay also hosts one of the country's main celebrations each year - Matariki i.e. the Maori New Year. A great time to visit is during these celebrations. Here you can shop at the farmers markets for locally grown delicacies, spoil yourself with artisan gourmet food and enjoy Napier's Great Long Lunch.

For adventure lovers, Hawke's Bay offers tandem paragliding from Te Mata Peak to get the adrenaline pumping or a romantic hot air balloon flight over the region. There are plenty of opportunities for hiking and walking in the national parks, mountains or gorges of Hawke's Bay. Horse trekking is another great way to soak in the beautiful views on offer. Golfers can also enjoy a round at the region's championship Cape Kidnappers golf course.

Visit this region of art, wine and cuisine and be inspired!