- 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.
- 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.
- Ask kids what they love about Hastings and chances are they'll say Splash Planet, NZ's first fully themes water park! Try the double dipper dual tube ride and the sky castle screamer; drift on the never-ending river, and fight in the pirate fortress pool complete with cannons. Plus the cafe does good coffee if you don't want to get wet.
- 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.
If you want to get back to nature in the stunning Hastings area, then choose from Jasons' list of Hastings camping grounds and holiday parks. Options include camp tent sites, caravan/campervan sites, cabins, self-contained units and motel-style accommodation. Hastings holiday parks are famous for being a fun and friendly way to get away from it all and you can check availability and book right here on this site!