About Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay is a regional NZ city on the east coast of the North Island. There are some truly beautiful places in New Zealand. Hawke’s Bay is one of them. Here you will be living in a relaxed small city lifestyle with Mediterranean-type weather and easy access to beaches, mountains, forests and rivers for outdoor adventurers. You will enjoy sunshine and meet friends for drinks at some great little cafés in town, or watch an outdoor movie at the Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North.

We want you to have fun while you hone your Rugby skills. We organise  experiences which include education, sports, local visits to scenic parts of Hawkes Bay and further afield, great exposure to local businesses through the promotion of our Hawkes Bay rugby network in our fast growing region.

Eight great reasons to travel to Hawke's Bay



The Hawke’s Bay boasts over 80 wineries and is the oldest wine region. It is home to some of best wine’s in the world including Mission Estate Winery, Selini Estate, Church Road, Elephant Hill, Clearview and Craggy Range.


about-mission_concertMission Concert

First staged in 1993 the Mission Concert has featured headline acts which include Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Ray Charles, Kenny Rogers, Dionne Warwick, Shirley Bassey, Julio Iglesias and the Beach Boys. More recently the Mission Concert has hosted John Farnham, Belinda Carlisle, The B52’s, Rod Stewart, Chris de Burgh, Olivia Newton John, Eric Clapton, Motown, Sting, Carole King and Barry Gibb. For more information visit the Mission 


about-cape_kidnappersCape Kidnappers

Set atop 6,000 rolling acres of stunning pasture-land in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is the perfect setting for honeymoons and romantic getaways. The Farm affords spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean. The cluster of luxury lodge buildings suggest a working farm with the buildings combining rustic and textured materials with comfortable modern furniture. The golf course is a par 71 golf course which measures 7,119 yards (6,510 meters) and will challenge golfers of all skill levels. Completed in 2004, our spectacular New Zealand golf course has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf. For more information visit: www.capekidnappers.com



Whether it be deep sea, surf casting or fly fishing – Hawkes Bay caters for all. The Hawkes Bay region has a great diversity of fishing opportunities from the Tukituki to the Mohaka, the region does however have some of the North Island's best headwater fisheries and access to a variety of lowland angling. This variety and ease of access for angling ensures opportunity is plentiful, increasing your chances of finding that ‘hot-spot’ or that ‘secret spot’ no one has found.

Cycle Trails

Hawke’s Bay offers endless cycling options. Take a gentle half-hour spin along the coast or a four-day exploration of backcountry roads or something in between – mountain biking, road cycling, easy paths, jumps parks and a range of tracks that cater for everyone from kids to experts. The climate is ideal, almost any type of bike can be hired, and there is a café at every destination. You will be spoilt for choice.


Art Deco Capital of the World

Napier has 140 original Art Deco buildings and the Art Deco Trust manages protection of these buildings. Every year over 20 000 people opt to take a guided tour through its unique streets. Walking tours run every day rain or shine and no bookings are necessary.


In under 30 minutes from the city centre you can be at the beautiful Waimarama or Ocean beaches. Long stretches of sandy beaches are ideal for walking, jogging, swimming, surfing and swimming.


Hawkes Bay is home to 22 picturesque golf courses which cater for all levels and abilities. Golf in NZ doesn’t get much better than Cape Kidnappers, Maraenui Golf Course or Hastings Golf Course.