Hastings Holiday Activities
Very handy to several golf courses including the renowned Cape Kidnappers.
Te Mata Trust Park - various grades of walks while you enjoy the spectacular views.
Arataki Honey Farm - see live bees on display, honey products, educational tours and videos available. www.aratakihoneyhb.co.nz
Te Mata Cheese Factory-an artisan cheese factory located in Hawke's Bay; visit the cafe or buy cheese at the shop to savour and enjoy later. www.tematacheese.co.nz
Telegraph Hill - olivery and tasting room an awar- winning producer of olives, extra virgin olive oil and gourmet food products. www.telegraphhill.co.nz
With and abundance of wineries in the Hawke's Bay region, is something for everyone - visit Sileni Estate Winery & vineyard destination www.sileni.co.nz, or Craggy Range Winery with spectacular views over the Tuki Tuki River expect an experience www.craggyrange.com. Or Te Mata Estate with a reputation as New Zealand's foremost winery. www.temata.co.nz
Enjoy our wine region with a wine-tours or enjoy a self-guided cycle tour with Takaro Bike Trails www.takarotrails.co.nz and Bike About Tours.
Ocean & Waimarama Beaches - great walking, swimming and picnicking.
Gannets - walk out to the gannets (allow 4-5 hours dependant on tides) or take a tractor with Gannet Beach Adventures www.gannets.com, and if this is not for you then travel overland with Gannet Sarfaris in 4WD air-conditioned buses. www.gannetsafaris.co.nz. While out at Cape Kidnappers take in the Haumoana Farmyard Zoo or Wool World in Clifton.
Splash Planet-Hawke's Bay's number one family attraction, with an awesome water theme park and fun dry rides too. A whole day's fun in Hastings www.splashplanet.co.nz. Only open during the summer months.
Oak Avenue - drive down the lovely oak-lined Ormond Road, with trees originally planted in the 1860s this used to be the driveway to one of the grand original homesteads in HB.
Heritage of Hastings Walks - see Art Deco & Spanish Mission buildings - take a guided walk or follow your own trail.
Osmanthus Garden - traditional Chinese garden which celebrates the sister city relationship that Hastings has with Guilin.
Bird Avery - Windsor Park
Frimley Rose Gardens - old established trees with 5,500 rose bushes.
Village Growers' Market - THE GROWERS' MARKET WILL RE-OPEN FOR THE SEASON - 4 DECEMBER 2010. The 'Growers' Market has become a "must-do" for locals and visitors alike on Saturday mornings through summer, with many boutique food tastings - summer only.
HB Farmers Market at the Hawkes Bay Showgrounds - one of the larger and oldest Farmers' Markets in New Zealand. Purely food, it is an 'experience' not to be missed. Thousands of locals and busloads of visitors soak up the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of a traditional village market every Sunday morning.
Pakowhai Country Stream - good picnic spot and a pleasant walk along the river.
Heritage Trails, village walks, Tainui Reserve - all pleasant walks
Community Arts Centre - displays local talent - open weekdays and Saturday mornings.
Prenzel on the Bay is located between Hastings and Havelock North and it is a 'must-do' for anyone with an interest in the best the Bay has to offer. Our fabulous range of prenzel schnapps, liqueurs, fruit brandies, infused oils and gifts has something for everyone. www.prenzelhawkesbay.co.nz
Silky Oaks Chocolate Factory, where chocolate is still made the old-fashioned way. Visit the cafe or the museum and learn about the history of chocolate. A fine range of gourmet chocolate products: www.silkyoakchocs.co.nz
Filter Room - Ale & Cider House, home to the region's finest brewery and cider house.