Discover Hawke's Bay

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Where to find us

Hawke’s Bay is located on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island  and is accessible by air, land and sea so getting here is nice and easy.

Air New Zealand operates regular daily flights in and out of Hawke’s Bay direct from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and Hawke’s Bay regional airport is 12 minutes from Napier City Centre and 22 minutes from Hastings City Centre.
Getting around the city is no problem with a great range of options from coach services, taxis, limousines and to keep with the Art Deco theme, vintage cars.

Scenic Highlights

Napier is a city by the sea internationally renowned for its depiction of Art Deco architecture, which reinvented itself after the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake and its stories are richly told by enthusiastic local guides.  The Hastings District is a geographically diverse area that takes in the drama of Cape Kidnappers, coastal Waimarama, the magnificent Te Mata Peak, the village of Havelock North and the panoramic Heretaunga Plains.

Having an international reputation as a wine producer, Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s oldest wine producer and has been making wine for over 100 years.  Today the region boasts 100 vineyards and 80 wineries and grows more than 80 percent of New Zealand’s merlot, cabernet sauvignon and syrah grapes and is also widely tipped as the producer of New Zealand’s finest chardonnay.  Most wineries come complete with function spaces well equipped to host corporate dinners or events. 
What’s on

Tremains Art Deco Weekend
18-22 February

The Winery Tour - Black Barn Vineyards
12 February

Horse of the Year
17-22 March

The Big Easy 4 April Winter Food And Wine Classic F.A.W.C!

Food And Wine Classic F.A.W.C!

Conference Venues & Facilities

The region is well serviced by two conference centres, the Napier War Memorial Conference Centre capable of handling 350 theatre style and the Hawke’s Bay Opera House offering 985 theatre style.  Both venues are ideal for exhibitions, cocktails functions, gala dinners and conferences.  Many of the hotels located within the region provide their own range of conference venue and boardrooms within.

The MTG (Museum Theatre Gallery) is home to a nationally significant collection of art and objects that form the foundation of distinctive exhibitions and a world-class research facility. The MTG hosts a lively programme of film and performing arts.  
The Napier Municipal Theatre combines elegant art deco style with modern theatre facilities.  The large auditorium facility and circular Pan Pac foyer make it a flexible event and function venue with many options including exhibitions, functions and conferences. The venue is capable of hosting 989 guests over 2 levels, stalls and dress circle.


A variety of accommodation options ranging from 6-109 rooms are conveniently located within the CBD with an abundance of luxury lodges, apartments, and bed and breakfast options dotted within picturesque landscapes ideal for the discerning incentive offer.

Unforgettable Experiences

Art Deco encapsulates the Napier CBD and your event can easily be transported back in time by adding Art Deco glamour with venues, costumes and vintage cars readily on hand.

There are plenty of unique conference activities or partner programmes on offer which are a must to add when planning your conference programme.  Visit the world’s largest gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers or for a great team building activity, get on a bike and enjoy one of the flat, cruisy limestone cycle trails, stopping to enjoy the many cafés, restaurants or wineries along the way.