The Hawkes Bay is located on the east coast of the North Island. With over 2200 hours of sunshine the Hawkes Bay has the ideal conditions to produce world class food and wines. The Hawkes Bay is New Zealand's leading producer of red wines, and second largest wine region. The Hawkes Bay is also know for it Art Deco architecture, especially around Napier.
The landscapes of Hawkes’s Bay varies greatly, with the region sweeping from the mountains down to the coast. The Hawkes Bay has several rivers which provide excellent fishing, stunning beaches, and the rich Heretaunga Plains.
Hawkes Bay has a wide range of attractions and activities to do. The Splash Planet water theme park, and the National Aquarium of New Zealand are popular with families. Many visitors come to the Hawkes Bay to relax and indulge in the region's food and wine. For those looking for a more energetic time, the list of activities on offer is endless; swimming, sailing, fishing, white water rafting, kayaking, hiking, horse riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, and golf.
Napier city is the main centre of the Hawkes Bay, Hastings, and Havelock North are also important town in the region. There is a broad range of accommodation in the Hawkes Bay, as well as attractions and activities, places to eat, and entertainment for all ages.