While a wildly popular vacation destination in the summer, come winter as things have wound down you can get the rare and compelling look at the true beauty of Hawke's Bay and its people. Life is more relaxed this time of year. The picture perfect views along the seaside are stunning. Without the tourist-packed crowds you can really take in the scope and the beauty of Hawke's Bay and the surrounding areas, from the Sugar Loaf Reserve to the snowy landscapes of the Ruahine Range. Hawke’s Bay in the summer is a beautiful location, but Hawke’s Bay in the fall is an explosion of color as the leaves begin to turn. The landscape changes from vibrant greens to rich, reds, yellows, golds and every shade of brown. Hawke’s Bay also boasts an impressive variety of Art Deco architecture from the 1930s that has made it famous over the years for these impressive structures. With the colder days on the Bay, life moves a bit slower. But the highest quality of service is still maintained to visitors. The people of Hawke’s Bay are polite and happy to share this beautiful land with you during your visit.
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Backed by thl and their combined decades of experience in the tourism and motorhome industry, Mighway allows you to rent your vehicle to discerning travellers so you can earn money and share the experience. Mighway offers two levels of service to best suit your needs, Mighway's Local and Managed services. Simply choose your level of service - whether it's the hands-on Local service, or hands-off Managed - and we'll take good care of the rest.LEARN MORE
A treat not to be missed – gorgeous hot and cold springs set amid 364 hectares of rainforest. Rare in the world of hot springs, the Morere Springs produce 250,000 litres a day of hot ancient sea water. Known for its therapeutic values, the water is piped to a series of public and private hot pools. It is definitely worth taking a walk on any of the various walks in the Morere Scenic Reserve, from 10-minute walks up to three hours. Especially famous for its nikau palms, the dense virgin rainforest is home to a wide range of native birds.
Home to thrilling slides and rides, Splash Planet offers something for all. Stay dry with favourites such as Formula Fun Go Karts, Mini Golf and the nostalgic Fantasyland Express or get wet and wild in the awesome water theme park with the Master Blaster and the most extreme ride of all the Sky Castle Screamer.
Nowhere else in New Zealand can you experience such a large and diverse range of aquatic animals and wildlife, both native species and from around the world, than at the National Aquarium of New Zealand in Napier, Hawke's Bay. The National Aquarium of New Zealand, stretching along Napier’s Marine Parade like a huge stingray, is home to over 100 rich and diverse saltwater, freshwater and land animal exhibits from New Zealand and around the world.
Shop at one of our two markets for a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, bread, eggs, pickles and preserves and more. Purchasing straight from the producer.
A visit to Hawke's Bay is completed by a shopping spree at our Farmers' Markets.
Opoutama Beach Reserve is a free campsite operated by the Wairoa District Council. There are 10 campsites available with a maximum stay of three nights. A minimum distance of 2.5 metres must be maintained between campsites for fire safety. Campers are responsible for their own water and are asked to pack all rubbish out with them. There are toilet facilities here (but they're not that flash).. No open fires are allowed. No structures are to be attached to any shrub or tree.Visit Opoutama Beach Reserve
We are conveniently located on the Napier/Taupo Highway and are situated on 300 acres with 3 kms of Mohaka River right on your doorstep. Coming from either direction, look out for our blue road signs which guide you to us from 5km away, then make sure you turn off the main highway onto McVicar Road. Keep going along McVicar Road to the road bridge, and it's just a minute up the hill to reception.Visit Mountain Valley Adventure Lodge
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