Hawkes Bay Travel Guide

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    Masonic Hotel on Napier waterfront
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  • Marine Parade

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Napier Things to Do

    Marine Parade, as the name suggests, runs along the sea front. The area is very nice. The fountain here, we only saw in the day time, but at night it is lit, I think in different colours. THE NEW NAPIER ARCH (1938) commemorates the rebuilding of the city, is not very new any more! There is a colonnade, with two smaller arches, the Veronica...

  • Scenic Hotel Te Pania

    Napier Hotels

    very nice staff...very hospitable and friendly...got some complimentary pens....strategically placed...

  • french tourist beating

    Napier Warnings and Dangers

    today two French tourists were attacked whilst in their camper in NapierThe man was badly beaten by a Maori man and woman, he was whipped with a pistolNZ is not a safe placebe very careful see my other warningsthis is 20th Oct 2013



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  • The Norsewood Factory shop - 2009 update

    Norsewood Things to Do

    Used to be well worth the detour off the highway to visit this Factory Shop of NZ natural clothing, mostly wool blend, with some of the special 'possum merino' wool products also. A few of the products have a slightly Scandanavian design. It wasn't as good as when I was here in 2004, because in 2007 the factory was bought out by a sock factory: now...

  • High quality woolen clothing

    Norsewood Shopping

    If you like woolen clothing, Norsewear in the small Hawke's Bay town of Norsewood is an excellent place to go. Norsewear clothing is available throughout NZ, but this is the factory shop. Worth a look if you are passing through.

  • Dannevirke

    Norsewood Off The Beaten Path

    Nearby Dannevirke was also originally a Scandanavian settlement, and could be worth a look. I didn't get to find out because everything was closed. I did find this interesting windmill in the main street though.



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  • Ice cream, ice cream!

    Hastings Restaurants

    Rush Munro's is a Hastings icon. The freshly made local ice cream is good value, full of natural products and in a huge variety of flavours. A small number of sorbets have also been added to the menu. The flavours change to reflect seasonal availability and on a daily basis as they sell out. A small courtyard and some covered tables are available...

  • Greenhill The Lodge

    Hastings Hotels

    103 Greenhill Road, Hastings, 4221, NZ

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • The most beautiful park in the province

    Hastings Things to Do

    Cornwall Park is a large park filled with ponds, native trees, an impressive collection of foreign trees, a hot house for the public and many beautiful and well maintained flower beds. It is a very peaceful place to relax, take the children or enjoy the wonderful fauna. The playground includes equipment for disabled children and is very safe. The...


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6 March 2013 - Hawkes Bay is one of several regions of the North Island of New Zealand that have been declared drought zones. This means we must conserve water, and take care not to light fires....

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