Are you planning to head to Hawke's Bay? Hawke's Bay offers award-winning food and wine, art deco architecture, warm balmy days surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Here is how we suggest you make the most of discovering the art deco architecture, cycle lanes and wineries.
Start your day out and head to Ahuriri, a dinky village on the water, home to the run of bars and restaurants on the waterfront at West Quay. Brunch is always a good choice, at either Café Ahuriri or MK Café Ahuriri. Ahuriri is steeped in history, so this morning you could walk the heritage trail and check out world-class examples of Art Deco architecture along the way.
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Then make your way to Takaro Trails, to hire your bikes. Then you’ll enjoy a gentle, flat, winding ride that runs first alongside Ahuriri lagoon, home to various native species of bird, including poakas, white-faced herons, spoonbills and oystercatchers.
Your first stop will be Church Road, an award-winning winery with an underground museum, cellar door tastings and delicious a la carte lunches.
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Back on the bike, and just 5 minutes away is Mission Estate Winery, established in 1851, it is New Zealand's oldest winery. It is a lovely place for a nibble with sweeping views of Napier city and the coast beyond.
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There are over 70 wineries just waiting for you to discover! Check out the Hawke’s Bay Trails map here for more great options. You can also check out our holiday packages here to Hawkes Bay. Get in touch with your local YOU Travel agent to help arrange your next holiday.
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