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hile drier and flatter than many areas of the North Island – a striking aspect for a first-time visitor – the Hawke’s Bay does not need lush greenery and snow-capped mountains to create a powerful allure. And being reasonably flat makes Hawke’s Bay easy to negotiate. Better still, its major centres, Napier and Hastings, are just a 15-minute

THE OLDEST WINE REGION IN NEW ZEALAND

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here are many ways to tour the oldest wine region in New Zealand, ranging from ‘wine only’ to more holistic food and wine trails. The soils in Hawke’s Bay yield Bordeaux blends, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, pinot gris and syrah. You can be guided or freewheel around the vineyards at your own pace. Following the Wineries Ride is ideal – this is one of the Hawke’s Bay Trails, part of the New Zealand Cycle Trail. Either way, you’ll be spoilt for choice with over 100 vineyards and 80 wineries to choose from.

HAWKE’S BAY drive apart, while the chic village of Havelock North is also nearby. The addition of a pathway linking the main cities and coastal townships, for both walking and cycling, is an appealing option when visiting the region. Whether you’re hopping off the Thermal Explorer or Pacific Coast Highway, or starting the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, be sure to take in the majestic sleeping giant Te Mata Peak, enjoy the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk, or discover the striking shark tooth peninsula of Cape Kidnappers and its resident gannet colony.

CAPE KIDNAPPERS GANNET RESERVE

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iscover the striking shark tooth peninsula of Cape Kidnappers and its resident gannet colony, location of the largest and most accessible mainland gannet colony in the world.

F.A.W.C! Church Road - an afternoon with TOM, Napier ABOVE: Hawke’s Bay grapes BOTH © Hawke’s Bay Tourism

Join a half-day guided tour and traverse beautiful coastline, riverbeds, rolling pastures and native bush, before taking in breathtaking, panoramic views and experiencing the exhilarating sight and sound of 20,000 gannets. Tours run from early October to late April.

Cape Kidnapper’s © Hawke’s Bay Tourism

CAPE KIDNAPPERS

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20km E of Hastings

HAWKE’S BAY

KIWI HOLIDAY PARK & MOTELS Join our experienced guides and visit the largest mainland gannet colony in the world. • Spend time with and get incredibly close to the majestic gannets in their natural habitat.

• Enjoy a memorable tour experience while travelling on our iconic vintage tractors. View ancient earthquake fault lines.

• Discover how nature has shaped the

• Bookings are essential.

Discover the magic of Cape Kidnappers

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Ph: +64 6 875 0898 or 0800 GANNETS (426638) www.gannets.com • info@gannets.com

Previously known as “Snapper Holiday Park”... Quiet beachfront holiday park with spectacular day/night views. Modern, communal park facilities, bike hire, beachfront cycle-way near park, playground, on-site licensed café. Beachfront Park Motels, Sea View Self-contained Units, Basic & Ensuite Cabins, Powered and Unpowered sites.

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Holiday Park & Motels NAPIER BEACH KIWI HOLIDAY PARK 10 Gill Road, Bay View, Napier P +64 6 836 7084 • E stay@napierbeach.co.nz

TARIFF: sites $15pp, cabin/ caravan $25-$35, villa $100 (2 persons).

Secluded holiday park • Power/tent sites, affordable cabins, on-site caravans, self-contained tourist villa • Fully equipped kitchen, microwave, dining room, TV guest lounge, trampoline, playground • Communal toilet/shower, internet access. Pets by arrangement •100m to village, golf course, tennis courts & bowling green. 45km to 3 beaches and tramping areas • Dump station • BBQ area

Harker St, Waipawa • Ph/Fax: +64 6 857 8976 Email: paddy.wpa@gmail.com • www.riversedgeholidaypark.co.nz

Phone for reservations: 0800 287 275 www.napierbeach.co.nz

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towering cliffs of the Cape Kidnappers coastline.

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The Great New Zealand Holiday Park Guide  

New Zealand is great for enjoying the outdoors, with no dangerous wild animals or insects and with plenty of options for places to set up ca...

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New Zealand is great for enjoying the outdoors, with no dangerous wild animals or insects and with plenty of options for places to set up ca...