Whether you’re planning your first visit to the Hawke’s Bay, or you’re on your second or third trip, there’s always plenty to be discovered. It’s a destination that attracts travellers from far and wide, with many journey’s beginning or ending here because getting to and from Hawke’s Bay is a breeze.
If your journey is starting in the North or the West, travel just a mere 90 minutes from Taupo on the Thermal Explorer Highway, or take the Pacific Coast Highway from Gisborne into Northern Hawke’s Bay and Wairoa. From the South, there’s only one route that needs to be taken and that is the Classic New Zealand wine trail, an unforgettable adventure through the Wairarapa.
For all you foodies and wine lovers, there truly is no destination more suitable. The Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s food and wine country, where you can tantalise your taste buds and enjoy exquisite local delicacies.
After you’ve soaked up the sun at a local winery and enjoyed the lush landscapes, pop into town and breathe in the Art Deco architecture. The Hawke’s Bay township was re-built in 1931, following a devastating earthquake that struck. From this, one of New Zealand’s most inspiring towns was born.
To celebrate this glorious era, the town of Hawke’s Bay throw an annual event for event-goers to wear their finest faux furs, feathers and beads. The Art Deco Festival is considered a ‘bucket list’ event, where guests are serenaded by sweet jazzy tunes and can dance into the night with around 40,000 other event lovers. As you wander the streets, enjoy the vintage cars on display, the iconic fashion and of course incredible dining experiences.
It’s safe to say that the Hawke’s Bay isn’t short on adventure, incredible scenery and local delicacies. There are plenty of places to stay and soak up the scenery. So, hire a campervan in the Hawke’s Bay and enjoy everything that this beautiful region has to offer.
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Hawke's Bay Holiday Park
Hawke's Bay Campground
There is plenty to love about the Hawke's Bay Holiday Park, including its central location, access to tennis courts and lawn bowls and a great children's playground. Just a short walk north of the holiday park, you can enjoy some of Hawke's Bay finest produce at the local stores, or spend the day surfcasting at the beach.
Park up your campervan at a powered or non-powered site and make the most of the well-maintained facilities. Hire a bike for the day and cycle your way through the wineries and city. There is plenty to do at this Hawke's Bay Holiday Park.
Hastings Top 10 Holiday Park
Hawke's Bay Campground
Situated over 10 acres of a beautiful park, the Hastings Top 10 Holiday Park should be your first stop in sunny Hawke's Bay. There is plenty to enjoy here too, and it doesn't stop at the private spa pools and heated swimming pool. There is plenty of accommodation available at the Hastings Top 10 Holiday Park too. From budget-friendly to self-contained apartments, tents sites and powered sites, there is something for everyone. Sit back and relax at this campsite.
The Classic NZ Wine Trail
The Classic New Zealand Wine Trail is like nothing you have ever experienced before. Travel through a capital city, rural towns, three major wine-producing regions, coastal waterways and the best New Zealand wineries you could visit. The trail also accounts for more than 80% of New Zealand’s wine production. Learn more about this great New Zealand road trip.
The best wineries in Hawke's Bay
New Zealand is a beautiful place to visit for many reasons. And, if you are a wine connoisseur, you may now have a new reason to visit the North Island. Hawke’s Bay is a very popular destination due to its 200 plus wineries, as well as it's also one of the oldest and second largest wine regions. Relish in great wine, and visit these great Hawke's Bay wineries when you hire a campervan.
Destination: Hawke's Bay
Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, is a tourism powerhouse. It has everything you need from wine tasting to architecture to cycling. Explore the stunning natural scenery and vibrant urban attractions by hiring a campervan. Hawke’s Bay will thrill your senses and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. Below we share some great tips on what to do in Hawke’s Bay.