Waipawa lies inland, south of Hastings
in the Hawke's Bay
. Waipawa was settled in the 1860s and some buildings from this area remain as a reminder of the towns history. The Settler's Museum is very worthwhile if you are interested in the history of the area.
From Waipawa you can easily explore the larger towns of Napier
and Hastings, or head to the beautiful beach at Waimarama