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Napier & Hawke's Bay

Visit Napier & Hawke's Bay


Napier and Hawke's Bay are popular for their rolling pastures and fertile vineyards and you could easily spend your entire New Zealand holiday enjoying the attractions of this one region alone.

You'll even find the place with the world's longest name - Taumatawhakatangihangako- auauotamateaturipukakapikimaun- gahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu
- which roughly translates as ‘ The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains (known as land eater) played his flute to his loved ones'. Unsurprisingly, it's usually shortened to Taumata.

Top itineraries in Napier & Hawke's Bay

Highlights of New Zealand

19-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,190 pp incl. flights

With boutique hotel stays and car hire included throughout, this curated road trip perfectly showcases the unique cultures and natural wonders of New Zealand's North and South islands.

Best of the North Island

17-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,945 pp incl. flights

Between stunning volcanic landscapes, sub-tropical beaches and world-class wineries, this fly-drive holiday showcases the best of New Zealand's North Island.

New Zealand by Motorhome

20-day motorhome self-drive from £3,515 pp incl. flights

From the subtropical beaches of the Bay of Islands, the geothermal pools of Rotorua and wine lands of Hawke's Bay to the majestic glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef and the towering peaks of the Southern Alps, New Zealand is home to some of the world's most spectacular driving routes.

Culinary Highlights of New Zealand

25-day tailor-made self-drive from £6,455 pp incl. flights

With a focus on food and wine, this luxury fly-drive covers many of New Zealand's highlights, taking in the everything from the rolling vineyards of Hawke's Bay to the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps.

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Top places to stay in Napier & Hawke's Bay

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawke's Bay

Small & intimate lodge

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is set amid 6,000 acres of rolling countryside in New Zealand's picturesque Hawke's Bay, one of the country's most important wine producing regions.

The Manse, Hawke’s Bay

Small & intimate b&b

Set on a gentleman's farm, you’ll enjoy elevated views out over Hawke’s Bay and oh-so locally-sourced cuisine, complemented by pre-dinner drinks, canapés and a veritable cigar and whisky library.

Breckenridge Lodge, Hawke’s Bay

Small & intimate lodge

Overlooking a verdant vineyard, this boutique property showcases the best of the region’s viticulture and cuisine

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Where to go in Napier & Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay

The Hawke's Bay wine region extends along the eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island with a mix of hilly coastal land and wide, fertile valleys further inland.


In some respects, Napier is lost somewhere in the 1930s. Situated in the south-western corner of Hawke's Bay, its appearance has been shaped in part by the devastating earthquake that levelled the town in 1931.

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