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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Standing 399 metres above the Heretaunga Plains, Te Mata Peak is both a visual feature and an integral part of Hawke’s Bay history, Maori and European. Te Mata Peak, behind Havelock North, gives 360° views of Hawke’s Bay. Visitors can see Napier and Mahia Peninsula to the north and east, hill country to the south and east, and the Ruahine, Kaweka and Maungaharuru ranges beyond the fertile Heretaunga Plains. Mount Ruapehu is often visible in the distance.
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.
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.
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.
Our beautifully landscaped park and lake are lined with shady trees making the Hastings Top10 Holiday Parks a relaxing, enjoyable setting for all to share.
We have an accommodation option for every style and budget, from tent and powered sites to cabins, motels and apartments. We also cater for group accommodation. Our friendly team are ready to make your stay easy and enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you soon!
OTHER FACILITIES * Picnic table and shelter * Toilets ACTIVITIES FISHING The river offers rainbow and brown trout. HUNTING Hunt sika and red deer in the park. THERMAL SPRINGS A short, steep track descends from the campsite to Mangatutu Hot Springs. Thermal water issues from a deep hole in an undercut bank near the top terrace. The water trickles down a riverside bluff, where it is channelled into two pools. WALKING AND TRAMPING Te Puia Hut Track and Mangatainoka Hot SpringsVisit Mangatutu Hot Springs Campsite
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