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Destinations - Hawke's Bay Region

The Pacific Coast Highway runs from Auckland to Hawke's Bay Wine Country. The Thermal Explorer Highway , an inland touring route down from the north, finishes in the Esk Valley , with its vineyards & hilltop views of the Pacific Ocean .

Napier is 1 of the world's best cities for art deco architecture - join a walking tour to see the best.

Hastings is known as the fruit bowl of NZ & is at the centre of the region's wine country.

Follow the AA Wine Map taking you to wineries open to the public for tasting, many offering delicious locally grown fresh food. Annual events include: International Mission Estate Concert, Harvest Hawke's Bay, Art Deco Weekend, Horse of the Year, Blossom Festival.

Visit world's largest accessible gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers , outside Hastings.

Absorb pristine scenery of Lake Waikaremoana , hike remote valleys or wander through beautiful gardens.

Climb Te Mata Peak for panoramic views of the Ruahine, Kaweka & Maungaharuru Ranges & Cape Kidnappers.

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