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New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay Is A Gift That Keeps On Giving. Here’s Why

By Wild Kiwi Team
on  August 20, 2018

From resplendent architecture to sprawling wineries and spectacular landscapes for days, Hawke’s Bay really does have it all. We couldn’t even begin to list every experience it’s possible to enjoy there, but here are just a few to tempt you to join us on a Wild Kiwi Tour.

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Sample Fine Wines And Delicious Cuisine

Hawke’s Bay is home to the oldest winery in New Zealand. With over 30 different wineries opening their doors to visitors, the wine tasting possibilities are pretty epic. Plus, they also offer restaurant and alfresco dining too. If wine isn’t really your thing you’ll also find cheese, honey, orchard, and even chocolate tours in Hawke’s Bay too!

Immerse Yourself In Maori History, Culture And Mythology

Join in a Hakari, which is a traditional Maori feast that takes place to mark an important events; or explore the Hawke’s Bay Museum which exhibits special treasures from Ngati Kahungunu and Nga Tukemata.  Artwork of Maori artists can be viewed in studios and galleries scattered throughout Hawke’s Bay.

Indulge Your Adventurous Side

From kayaking and canyoning to hot air balloon safaris and white water rafting, the mountains, plains, and sea coasts of Hawke’s Bay are the perfect setting for an array of outdoor adventures.

Explore The Region’s Long And Fascinating History

Hawke’s Bay has a rich history and culture like no other. The region has experienced more than its fair share of natural disasters and its resilient nature is inspirational. Tour the elegant Art Deco architecture in Napier, learn about how the Spanish Mission influenced Hastings, and stroll through award-winning sprawling country gardens and historic homesteads.

Become At One With Nature On Your Wild Kiwi Tour

The long stretches of rugged coastline and large forest reserves mean that this region is a gift for wildlife lovers. From hot pools in the Kawkea Ranges and the incredible National Aquarium, to Conservation Parks doing amazing work and the possibility to see New Zealand’s largest population of long-tailed bats, if nature’s your thing you’re going to love life here.

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