Luxury and indulgence in Hawke's Bay

Savour the very best of Hawke's Bay with these exclusive experiences. Prepare yourself to be wowed as you enjoy the hospitality of our finest hosts, venues, producers, events and natural environments. See the below suggestions to indulge yourself in the Hawkes Bay.

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Spend the night glamping

Make it a relaxing camping trip, while enjoying the luxuries of five-star private accommodation at either Clifton Glamping or Tuki Glamping. Glamping spots - meaning glamourous camping, have popped up throughout the region and are a great way to enjoy the scenery without giving up your home comforts.

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Take a scenic helicopter flight

Start or end your holiday with a trip to the skies on a scenic helicopter flight over the region! Choose from a scenic trip over the cities or head out to the Cape Kidnappers coast. You could even charter a helicopter to go golfing or visit wineries.

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Heletranz at Craggy Range
Explore the Hawkes Bay Food Trail

Explore the Hawkes Bay Food Trail

Discover the tastes of Hawke’s Bay by following a self-guided Food Trail. Visit farm gates, artisan food producers and food-destination outlets for fruit, honey, cheese, olives, wine, chocolate and much more. Collect a copy of the Food Trail map from any Hawke’s Bay i-SITE visitor centre.

Hawke's Bay food and wine map

Join a vintage car tour

Relive the glamour and style of the jazz era with a luxurious vintage car tour of Art Deco Napier. Learn about the devastating 1931 earthquake and the rebuild of the city in the Art Deco style while travelling around the Napier and the surrounding areas in a stylish, vintage car.

Art Deco Napier

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Explore the shops and markets

Stroll along the many fashion boutiques and art galleries, and if you’re there in the weekend, head to the Farmers’ Markets to mix with the locals and taste the delicious array of Hawke’s Bay produce and gourmet foods.

Explore Hawke's Bay markets

Play a round of golf

Tee off for the ultimate round of golf at the internationally renowned Cape Kidnappers Golf Course. Built on a ridge-and-valley landscape and with stunning sea views, Cape Kidnappers Golf Course plays high above the ocean atop dramatic cliffs.

Cape Kidnappers Golf Course

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Visit Mangapapa Hotel's Spa Retreat

Treat yourself to a Thalgo beauty treatment or massage at Mangapapa Hotel's Spa Retreat. Minutes from Havelock North village, Mangapapa Hotel is set in an oasis of landscaped gardens, offering guests a chance to dine in its renowned restaurant and relax in the hotel's spa sanctuary.

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Join a Gannet Safaris Overland sunrise tour

The East Cape of New Zealand is the first in the world to see the sunrise each day. Enjoy a unique tour to Cape Kidnappers and watch the sun rise over the gannets on an exclusive tour to the largest accessible mainland gannet colony in the world.

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Continue to Wairarapa

To continue the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, drive south through the Tararua district to the boutique vineyards of the Wairarapa. An easy circuit through pastoral landscapes to outlying vineyard clusters and charming small villages. Allow at least half a day for the drive.

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