Hawke’s Bay is a region of diverse and magnificent land-scapes, from mountains and hill country, to inland and coastal plains, occupying around 14,000 square kilometres on the eastern side of New Zealand’s North Island.
Blessed with fertile soils, an ideal contour, and a warm temper-ate climate, the region is known for its award winning wine and thousands of acres of orchards and farms. The region’s stunning coastline offers visitors an endless array of activities from water sports and beach horse treks, to wildlife encounters, exquisite wine tastings and much, much more.
With a climate comparable to Bordeaux, Hawke's Bay is one of New Zealand's largest and oldest wine growing regions.
With a plethora of Cellar doors and winery restaurants, Hawke's Bay is a a dream destination for wine lovers. There are options to tour the cellar doors by air, road or cycleway and each option allows you the opportunity to appreciate the diversity in landscape and wines the region offers.
Wine and food is a way of life and throughout the year the region hosts festivals, markets, and events.
TE MATA PEAK
Rich in history and important in Maori Legends Te Mata Peak offers panoramic views of the entire region.
You can drive, hike or cycle to the summit of Te Mata Peak which stands nearly 400 metres above sea level. From the summit of the peak you can enjoy panoramic views of the Ruahine, Kaweka and Maungaharuru Ranges and Cape Kidnappers. The volcano Ruapehu, in the centre of Tongariro National Park, is also visible on a clear day.
Combine your hike with a well deserved long lunch or tasting at Craggy Range at the foot of the range.