The Warm Heart of the Hawkes Bay
Congratulations - you're about to explore Hastings, the warm heart of
Hawkes Bay. One of the sunniest areas of New Zealand, Hastings is sheltered by ranges to the west which open
up to reveal fertile rolling plains stretching all the way to pristine beaches along the coast. The perfect environment
for orchards and of course, internationally acclaimed wineries.
This is heartland New Zealand at its best - a Mediterranean climate, stunning landscape and the friendliest of people.
But don't dare to think that's all we have to offer. Your holiday can be as relaxing or as adventurous as you'd like
to make it. This beautiful rural setting combined with the cosmopolitan centres of
Hastings and Havelock North,
play host to a multitude of activities.
If you prefer a relaxed approach take advantage of the numerous wineries and restaurants
nestled amongst the vines. Grab an art trail and visit the studios and galleries of the many well-known artists who choose
Hastings District as their home. Sink a few balls on one of our internationally renowned golf courses.
For the adrenalin junkie just take your pick. Paragliding, hot air ballooning, jet skiing, caving, mountain biking
- these are merely a selection.
Long recognised as a premier wine-producing region, Hastings combines fork and cork. Here you'll find the best of wines
coupled with the best of foods - a gastronomer's delight!
Whatever your pleasure you're bound to find it here.
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