The Locals Top 5 - Hawke's Bay

The Locals Top 5 - Hawke's Bay. Image courtesy of Venture Hawke's Bay.

Hawke's Bay is a vibrant centre of wine, art deco and laid back living on the sunny east coast of New Zealand's North Island. We asked the locals for their top tips for travellers, and found out the best things to do for free, top art deco adventures, great bike rides, some famous wineries to visit and how to make the most of your time in Napier.

Top 5 ‘fun for free’ activities in Hawke’s Bay by Anna Stevenson
Pack a picnic, load the family into the car and head for Anderson Park in Greenmeadows. Feed hundreds of ducks...

Top 5 Awesome Art Deco Adventures by Sally Jackson
Take a guided art deco walk around Napier City. Your informative entertaining guide will bring Napier’s fascinating history to life for you...

Top 5 bike rides in Hawke’s Bay by Anna Bland
Rotary Pathway, over 56km from Bayview to Havelock North – This pathway is a absolute joy. Great for kids and not too hilly... 

Top 5 Spots to Sip the Local Drops by Vicky Roebuck
Craggy Range sits at the base of Te Mata Peak in the Tuki Tuki Valley, and is one of the most spectacular settings I have ever seen... 

Top 5 ways to make the most of your time in Napier by Meg Rodel
Self-guided or guided walks of Napier inner city’s art deco heritage quarter... 

Top 5 Ways to Play in the Bay by Mark Johnson
Unlike most wineries Crab Farm is a relaxed, almost bohemian, experience bordering somewhere between cool vineyard and nice student flat...