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Hawke's Bay sits on the east coast of the North Island and is known as New Zealand's Art Deco Capital. Aim to be in Napier on the third week of February for the Art Deco weekend. Dress up in your flappers and zoot suits for a week of festivities with a thirties theme, ragtime music, even a Great Gatsby picnic!
Hawkes Bay is also New Zealand's oldest wine region and is recognised on the world stage for its award-winning wines. Driving through the Hawkes Bay you will view much of the countryside turned over to Chardonnay, Semillon, Cabernet and Pinot. With 75 vineyards in Hawkes Bay, a day out sampling the fruits of the vine is not to be missed.
Go on a unique tractor trailer tour and view the amazing white cliffs of Cape Kidnappers and hear Captain Cook’s account of why he gave this gannet colony such a name. For more raw Hawkes Bay beauty take a trip to the 399 metre Te Mata Peak, learn about its sad history and breathe in the panoramic views which will take your breath away.