Hawkes Bay

Hawkes Bay, New Zealand was once known as the Fruit Bowl of New Zealand.  Well known today as a mecca for wine, art deco, great food and fresh produce - the Hawkes Bay is a great place to visit.

  • Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
    Hawkes Bay,  New Zealand

    Visiting the Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

    Hawkes Bay, New Zealand is a great place to visit.  We recently escaped for a week to the Hawkes Bay for some time out.  We had the best time.  Hawkes Bay wineries are world class, it has some of the best New Zealand Food and has great weather.  Napier in the Hawkes Bay is also New Zealand’s Art Deco Capital. What to know Getting there       Air New Zealand flies in and out of Napier daily; 5 hour drive from Auckland, 4 hour drive from Wellington Population          150,000 in the Region Where we stayed There are plenty of choices for good Hawkes Bay accommodation.  We…

  • Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
    Hawkes Bay,  New Zealand

    Hitting the road

    We are on the road, heading off on vacation for a week. We are stopping off at a family wedding tomorrow, then it is to the beach. My aims for the week are to make the big decisions of the day revolve around whether I should lie down or sit up to read. There will be lots of relaxing, card playing, Trivial Pursuits, BBQ’s and probably a few glasses of wine. According to A we are ‘in sheep and beef country’. That may be so, but it is pretty too.

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