Hawke’s Bay – “A Must-Visit Corner of New Zealand”

“If you tell a Kiwi you’re off to (Hawkes Bay), they’ll respond with a knowing smile and a ‘you lucky thing’”, proclaims Will Macpherson in The Guardian.

“Rolling, sun-stained hills, the perfect blue of the Pacific, vineyards and tall palm trees, and the pastelly pinks, yellows and oranges of Napier’s architecture” are part of what makes Hawke’s Bay’s so appealing.

The region on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island has something in store for everybody.

Hawke’s Bay is home to Mission Estate, the oldest winery in New Zealand and is a paradise for wine lovers with its 72 vineyards.

There is also “plenty for the arty and the sporty, for twitcher and surfer, for food lover and history buff” in the region with a Mediterranean feel and warm temperatures year round.

Napier, which has been rebuilt after an earthquake in art deco style is the perfect “base and gateway to the area”, which according to Will Macpherson is best explored in a rental car.

Every first weekend of February The Art Deco Trust hosts an Art Deco weekend, with dress-ups, vintage cars, planes and music attracting 40,000 visitors.

Article Source: The Guardian, Will Macpherson, April 15, 2015.

Image Source: Wikipedia.org

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