The Locals Top 5 - Hawke's BayWaimarama lies 30km south of Hastings. This is a lovely quiet spot with a long stretch of beach perfect for walks, good fishing, nice bushwalks and amazing views. Head up to the hills for stunning views of the beach and ocean. Bare Island is situated just off the coast and is ever-changing as the light of the different seasons plays with its features.

The area has a strong Maori heritage and local guides can take you around spots that are of historical importance.