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.

The region of Hawke’s Bay begins in the north at Lake Waikaremoana in Te Wairoa, heads south to the Art Deco city of Napier, winds into the Hastings District and includes Central Hawke’s Bay in the south. Hawke’s Bay regional airport is 12 minutes from Napier City Centre and 22 minutes from Hastings City Centre. Air New Zealand operates regular daily flights in and out of Hawke’s Bay direct from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and Jetstar operates daily flights to and from Auckland. Getting around the city is no problem with a range of great options including 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 - its stories are richly told by earthquake 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 producing region and has been making wine for over 100 years. Today the region boasts 100 vineyards, 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 complete with function spaces are well equipped to host corporate dinners or events.
What’s on

February
Tremains Art Deco Weekend
The Winery Tour - Black Barn Vineyards

March
The Big Easy

May
Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay International Marathon

F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic
June - Winter series
November - Summer series

Conference Venues & Facilities

Hawke’s Bay is a popular destination for conferences, meetings and events and there are plenty of reasons why. From small intimate groups through to large scale conferences there are many options for you to consider. Hawke’s Bay is home to the newly refurbished conference facility, the Napier Conference Centre, as well as a myriad of wineries, theatres, hotels and unique Art Deco and Spanish Mission style builds to accommodate your perfect event.

Accommodation

Hawke’s Bay offers a diverse range of accommodation with dwellings from 6 – 109 rooms including hotels, motels, apartments, bed and breakfasts and luxury lodges both within the CBD and dotted in the surrounding picturesque landscapes.

Unforgettable Experiences

Art Deco encapsulates the Napier CBD, your event can easily be transported back in time by adding Art Deco glamour with venues, costumes, walking tours and vintage cars readily on hand to guide you through the Art Deco, Stripped Classical and Spanish Mission architecture.

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