Often referred to as ‘sunny Hawke’s Bay’, located on the North Island’s east coast, this is New Zealand’s second largest wine-producing region.

The Hawke’s Bay is about a 5 1/2-hour drive from Auckland and 2 hours from Taupo.  Cape Kidnappers, one of New Zealand’s highest ranked golf courses, is located in Hawke’s Bay.  Napier is renowned for its art deco buildings and is a popular tourist destination boasting many good walking and cycling tracks and  its many attractive wineries.