Hawke's Bay - Activities & Attractions

A winemaker from Hawkesbay is checking his grapes to see if they are ripe.

Wine Tour of Hawkes Bay

The Hawkes Bay is one of New Zealand’s premier wine producing regions. It is a veritable treasure trove of vineyards, offering wines of superlative quality, many of which have won both national and international acclaim. 

Join us on a fun filled wine tasting afternoon in the sun driving through absolutely stunning scenery. Meet like-minded people and share an appreciation of this regions fantastic wine. We will visit four to five wineries and enjoy a cheese platter in the grounds of Ngatarawa Vineyard beside the lily pond. You will taste around 30 different wines including the main varieties, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as Pinot Gris, Viognier and the lesser known aromatics such as Gewurztraminer and Riesling.

Hawke's Bay Vinyard Tour

Cape Kidnappers Golf Course

Cape Kidnappers plays well above the sea on top of dramatic cliffs and this course actually runs to and from the edge raising the bar, so to speak. Cape Kidnappers is built on a ridge-and valley landscape with spectacular sea views and is also known as one of the most challenging golf courses in New Zealand, no matter what tees you play from.

Quick Facts: This par 71 golf course measures 7,119 yards (6,510 metres) and will challenge golfers of all skill levels. Completed in 2004, Cape Kidnappers has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf and is currently ranked number 33 from the Golf Digest U.S. prestigious Top 100 courses.

Location: Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay.

Cape Kidnappers New Zealand

Napier Markets

Every Saturday 9am - 1pm at Clive Square Gardens Napier attracts thousands of locals and bus loads of visitors soak up the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of a traditional market. Hot freshly roasted coffee and a choice of breakfast fare feed the body while the senses take in the live music, the smells of cooking and the produce so fresh it looks straight back at you. Meet the grower, producer or maker and talk with them about their products. See touch, smell and taste the goods, then buy knowing that they are fresh from the source.

A visit to Hawke's Bay is completed by a shopping spree at one of the Markets.

Hawke's Bay Farmers Market

Art Deco Walking Tour Napier

Nowhere else can you see such a variety of buildings in the styles of the 1930s - Stripped Classical, Spanish Mission, and above all Art Deco- the style of the 20th Century - in such a concentrated area.  Napier is the world’s finest example of the Art Deco age and your guide will bring Napier's fascinating architecture to life for you as you take an easy stroll through the compact Art Deco Quarter in the vibrant city centre. Napier, New Zealand, was rebuilt in the early 1930s following a massive Richter 7.8 Earthquake. Subsequent fires destroyed most of its commercial heart. By the end of the decade, Napier was the newest city on the globe. Enhanced by palms and the angular Norfolk Island pines which are its trademark, and bounded by fertile fruit and grape growing plains, dramatic hills and the shores of the South Pacific, beautiful Napier is the centre of the Hawke's Bay region. In Napier, you can enjoy the legacy of its brave rebuilding and savour the spirit of the optimistic Art Deco era.

Napier Art Deco

Gannet Colony Tour Hawke

Cape Kidnappers is the largest and most accessible mainland colony in the world. Visitors will see these amazing birds nesting, preening, flying and performing the famous recognition ritual "DANCE OF THE GANNETS". We travel in air-conditioned 4-wheel drive vehicles over the hill country of Cape Kidnappers Station, on the way viewing the spectacular scenery and rugged coastline of Cape Kidnappers. We are the only operator that drives visitors to within a few metres of the birds, with no walking required. The 36 km (22 mi) round trip with our driver/guides, who have a good knowledge of the gannets and farm, takes approximately three hours.

Gannet Colony Tour

Cycling Winery Tour

The Hawke’s Bay is one of New Zealand’s premier wine producing regions. It is a veritable treasure trove of vineyards, offering wines of superlative quality, many of which have won both national and international acclaim.

This unique one-day cycling experience gives you the opportunity to enjoy tasting some of Hawkes Bay's finest foods and wines, while at the same time, taking in the superb scenery. Glide past vineyards, olive groves, ostrich farms, orchards, horse studs, and farmland-all on flat terrain with wonderful vistas. The longest ride is 28km and the shortest is 15km. The mobile phone supplied ensures that you are always in range of back-up and support just in case you need us to collect the odd bottle or two you may have purchased along the way. Your tour is educational and fun, you can expect to visit four or five local wineries tasting some of the best wines in New Zealand.

The terrain is flat and very easy cycling. Scenery includes vineyards, olive groves, horse studs, orchards and farmland. Follow the wineries trail track – you are off-road most of the way.  This makes up around a 20Km circuit and you can comfortably do it in around 4-5 hours depending on how long you stay for tasting wine at each winery. The routes are all clearly marked and with a number of wineries nearby you won’t get lost. Vehicle back-up and support are just a phone call away for when get a flat tyre or would like wine collected

Cycling Hawke's Bay Vineyards

Pricing terms

The price is based on current exchange rates but is only an approximation. Please contact us for a final price