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Things to See & Do in Hawkes Bay & Napier

There are many things to see & do in Hawkes Bay & Napier. Known as the Art Deco Capital of the World, Napier boasts the largest concentration of Art Deco architecture. If you enjoy wine, then you can visit the renowned Mission Winery Estate, New Zealand’s first winery. Into a bit of bird watching? Hawkes Bay has one of the most accessible Gannet colonies in the world. These are just some of the many things to see & do in the Hawkes Bay Region.

Napier Art Deco

Napier is probably New Zealand’s most photographed city as tourists from all over the world record the variety of its unique buildings. Far from the world’s great population centres and from the European and American cities where 20th Century design evolved lies a small city that is unique. Napier, New Zealand, was rebuilt in the early 1930s
following a massive earthquake. Subsequent fires destroyed most of its commercial heart. By the end of the decade, Napier was the newest city on the globe.

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Te Mata Peak - Hawke's BayAttractions and Activities

Napier and Hawkes Bay have many exciting activities to entertain travellers to our region. For wine lovers, we have the Mission Estate Winery, which was New Zealand’s first winery. For bird watchers theres the amazing Cape Kidnappers Gannet colony. For those who like to get up high and see the surrounding country, theres Te Mata peak near to Havelock North.

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Hawke's Bay Mission Estate WineryMission Estate Winery

Mission Estate Winery was New Zealand’s first winery, established in the Hawke’s Bay in 1851 when French Catholic missionariesplanted vines at the Mission Estate.

A visit to the cellar door provides an opportunity to try the extensive range of wines, and for those interested in history, the twice-daily historic tour (approx 30 minutes)is a must. Just ask Gerard to book you in – an experience not to be missed.

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