- Surrounded by thriving orchards, market gardens and flourishing vineyards, Hastings sits at the heart of sunny Hawke's Bay, a region famous for its award-winning wines and Art Deco and Spanish Mission architecture.
- The Hastings Heritage Trail is a great way to discover the town’s art deco gems – you can pick up a copy of the brochure at the information centre.
- Wine and food lovers will find themselves at home in Hastings. There are award-winning wines and superb winery restaurants to try, or head to the Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds on Sunday mornings and sample the local gourmet treats at the Hastings Farmers Market. Hastings is the fruitbowl of New Zealand, growing apples, nectarines, peaches, apricots and kiwifruit. Stock up with fresh fruit at the roadside market garden stalls.
- During summer, nature lovers can pay a visit to Cape Kidnappers'renowned gannet colony – the largest mainland breeding colony in the world. You can walk along the sandy beach at low tide (about 2 hours) or book a gannet safari with one of the local operators. The gannets have a 2 metre wing span and weigh in at 2kg on average - and there are thousands of them.
Visit Jasons for a range of Hastings bed and breakfast (B&B) accommodation. Choose from Hastings B & B lodges and retreats, B & B breakfast studios and apartments; country and historic homes, villas and cottage bed and breakfasts. Hastings accommodation has never been easier to find and book than right here on Jasons.