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[[Image:Hawke Bay.jpg|thumb|An artist impression of Hawkes Bay, To conserve file size much has been cropped off]]
 
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==Regions==
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* Northern Hawke's Bay
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* Central Hawke's Bay
  
 
==Cities==
 
==Cities==
*[[Napier]] - Is famed for its '''Art Deco''' architecture.
 
*[[Hastings (New Zealand)|Hastings]] - Hastings includes the districts of [[Flaxmere]] and [[Havelock North]], also has '''Art Deco''' architecture and is well known for fantastic food and copious sunshine
 
*[[Elsthorpe]] - Excellent rural New Zealand
 
* [[Wairoa]] - A small coastal settlement in northern Hawkes Bay
 
  
==Regions==
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* [[Napier]] - famed for its '''Art Deco''' architecture
*Northern Hawke's Bay
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* [[Hastings (New Zealand)|Hastings]] - includes the districts of [[Flaxmere]] and [[Havelock North]], also has '''Art Deco''' architecture and is well known for fantastic food and copious sunshine
*Central Hawke's Bay
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* [[Elsthorpe]] - excellent rural New Zealand
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* [[Wairoa]] - small coastal settlement in northern Hawkes Bay
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==Other destinations==
  
==Other Destinations==
 
 
*Central Hawke's bay
 
*Central Hawke's bay
 
**Dannevirke
 
**Dannevirke
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==Understand==
 
==Understand==
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The ''Hawkes Bay'' district gets its name from '''Hawke Bay''', a large bay in the North Island's eastern coastline.  The district extends south to the [[Wairarapa]].
 
The ''Hawkes Bay'' district gets its name from '''Hawke Bay''', a large bay in the North Island's eastern coastline.  The district extends south to the [[Wairarapa]].
  
 
The Hawkes Bay was one of the original colonial provinces when New Zealand was colonised by British settlers in the mid to late nineteenth century. The flat fertile land has been developed for farming. Initially sheep, later beef and dairying as well as forestry, orcharding and cropping. The warm dry sunny climate makes the region ideal for winegrowing and the vineyard industry has developed strongly in recent years.
 
The Hawkes Bay was one of the original colonial provinces when New Zealand was colonised by British settlers in the mid to late nineteenth century. The flat fertile land has been developed for farming. Initially sheep, later beef and dairying as well as forestry, orcharding and cropping. The warm dry sunny climate makes the region ideal for winegrowing and the vineyard industry has developed strongly in recent years.
  
==Get In==
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==Talk==
===By Road===
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*'''State Highway 2''' passes through the centre of Napier and Hastings and the provincial towns.
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==Get in==
*'''State Highway 5''' - the Napier-[[Taupo]] road - joins '''State Highway 2''' just north of Napier.
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*If travelling from the south, '''State Highway 50''' provides a scenic route that is more direct to Napier and bypasses Waipukurau, Waipawa and Hastings.  This road is of a slightly lower standard than State Highway 2 and has some narrow winding sections that need to be taken slowly as well as a couple of single lane bridges with sharp approach coners at the bottom of steep grades, so take care.
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===By road===
*If travelling from '''Taihepe''' the historic Taihepe road over the Kaweka ranges could be entertaining. It has an incrediably steep bit called the 'gentle anne' and and the store keeper at the bottom kept a team of Draught horses especially to carry wagons over this one peice of road. Much of the road is dirt, but still easily driveable in a 2 wheel hatch back. It comes out at '''Fernhill''' halfway between [[Hastings (New Zealand)|Hastings]] and [[Napier]].
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* '''State Highway 2''' passes through the centre of Napier and Hastings and the provincial towns.
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* '''State Highway 5''' - the Napier-[[Taupo]] road - joins '''State Highway 2''' just north of Napier.
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* If travelling from the south, '''State Highway 50''' provides a scenic route that is more direct to Napier and bypasses Waipukurau, Waipawa and Hastings.  This road is of a slightly lower standard than State Highway 2 and has some narrow winding sections that need to be taken slowly as well as a couple of single lane bridges with sharp approach coners at the bottom of steep grades, so take care.
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* If travelling from '''Taihepe''' the historic Taihepe road over the Kaweka ranges could be entertaining. It has an incrediably steep bit called the 'gentle anne' and and the store keeper at the bottom kept a team of Draught horses especially to carry wagons over this one peice of road. Much of the road is dirt, but still easily driveable in a 2 wheel hatch back. It comes out at '''Fernhill''' halfway between [[Hastings (New Zealand)|Hastings]] and [[Napier]].
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===By plane===
  
===By Plane===
 
 
*The '''Napier Airport''' serves the region with domestic flights from most locations withing New Zealand.
 
*The '''Napier Airport''' serves the region with domestic flights from most locations withing New Zealand.
  
 
===By boat===
 
===By boat===
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*Luxury cruise liners often visit '''the port of napier''' and allow day excersions around Hawkes Bay. If you are visiting it would be wise to hire a car if you are interested in exploring
 
*Luxury cruise liners often visit '''the port of napier''' and allow day excersions around Hawkes Bay. If you are visiting it would be wise to hire a car if you are interested in exploring
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==Get around==
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
*'''Cape Kidnappers''' - Gannet colony and panoramic views of the Bay.
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*'''Te Mata peak''' - Drive to the top for panoramic views.
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* '''Cape Kidnappers''' - gannet colony and panoramic views of the bay
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* '''Te Mata peak''' - drive to the top for panoramic views
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===Itineraries===
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==Do==
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==Eat==
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==Drink==
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==Stay safe==
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==Get out==
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[[WikiPedia:Hawke's Bay (region)]]
 
[[WikiPedia:Hawke's Bay (region)]]
 
[[Dmoz:Oceania/New Zealand/Hawkes Bay]]
 
[[Dmoz:Oceania/New Zealand/Hawkes Bay]]
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Revision as of 10:05, 4 April 2007

Hawkes Bay [1] is a district on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand.

An artist impression of Hawkes Bay, To conserve file size much has been cropped off

Contents

Regions

  • Northern Hawke's Bay
  • Central Hawke's Bay

Cities

  • Napier - famed for its Art Deco architecture
  • Hastings - includes the districts of Flaxmere and Havelock North, also has Art Deco architecture and is well known for fantastic food and copious sunshine
  • Elsthorpe - excellent rural New Zealand
  • Wairoa - small coastal settlement in northern Hawkes Bay

Other destinations

  • Central Hawke's bay
    • Dannevirke
    • Waipukurau
    • Waipawa
    • Porangahau
    • Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu (which translates into English as The hilltop, where Tamatea with big knees, conqueror of mountains, eater of land, traveller over land and sea, played his koauau (nose flute) to his beloved).
  • Northern Hawke's Bay

Understand

The Hawkes Bay district gets its name from Hawke Bay, a large bay in the North Island's eastern coastline. The district extends south to the Wairarapa.

The Hawkes Bay was one of the original colonial provinces when New Zealand was colonised by British settlers in the mid to late nineteenth century. The flat fertile land has been developed for farming. Initially sheep, later beef and dairying as well as forestry, orcharding and cropping. The warm dry sunny climate makes the region ideal for winegrowing and the vineyard industry has developed strongly in recent years.

Talk

Get in

By road

  • State Highway 2 passes through the centre of Napier and Hastings and the provincial towns.
  • State Highway 5 - the Napier-Taupo road - joins State Highway 2 just north of Napier.
  • If travelling from the south, State Highway 50 provides a scenic route that is more direct to Napier and bypasses Waipukurau, Waipawa and Hastings. This road is of a slightly lower standard than State Highway 2 and has some narrow winding sections that need to be taken slowly as well as a couple of single lane bridges with sharp approach coners at the bottom of steep grades, so take care.
  • If travelling from Taihepe the historic Taihepe road over the Kaweka ranges could be entertaining. It has an incrediably steep bit called the 'gentle anne' and and the store keeper at the bottom kept a team of Draught horses especially to carry wagons over this one peice of road. Much of the road is dirt, but still easily driveable in a 2 wheel hatch back. It comes out at Fernhill halfway between Hastings and Napier.

By plane

  • The Napier Airport serves the region with domestic flights from most locations withing New Zealand.

By boat

  • Luxury cruise liners often visit the port of napier and allow day excersions around Hawkes Bay. If you are visiting it would be wise to hire a car if you are interested in exploring

Get around

See

  • Cape Kidnappers - gannet colony and panoramic views of the bay
  • Te Mata peak - drive to the top for panoramic views

Itineraries

Do

Eat

Drink

Stay safe

Get out



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