Hicks Bay Travel Guide

Hicks Bay Travel Guide

Tranquil Hicks Bay (also known as Wharekahika) is the perfect place for a relaxing rural retreat. Located 186km from Gisborne on the stunning East Coast, this sleepy village with its wooden wharf is tucked well off the beaten track. Although there are not many facilities, Hicks Bay's gentle pace of life invites you to unwind. Enjoy a beautiful bushwalk to see the giant puriri trees, discover the area's historic Maori pa sites or book a fishing charter and try your luck at catching dinner. Nearby, you can drive out to the rugged East Cape and make the climb up to the country's most easterly lighthouse. The unsealed road makes a spectacular drive as it runs alongside rocky outcrops and sandy beaches.