Visit Hastings, Hawke’s Bay, NZ

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  • Hastings has a warm climate and is surrounded by vineyards and orchards. It is close to the sea and beaches suitable for sailing, surfing, fishing, diving, kayaking and boat cruising.

    Only 30 minutes south-east of the port of Napier, Hastings is located inland on the fertile Heretaunga Plain, surrounded by rolling foothills a, and dominated by Te Mara peak. The region offers the attractions you would expect of cites, such as museums, zoos, galleries, golf courses, guided tours, theme parks and scenic flights.

    The range of adventure activities available locally includes balloon and helicopter rides, white-water rafting, caving, cycling trails, quad-bike (ATV) and four-wheel-drive (4x4) hire, and wildlife experiences.


    Accommodation in Hastings (NZ)

    Hastings has many accommodation options to choose from - motels and hotels, backpackers and holiday parks (budget accommodation), Bed and breakfast lodges (B&B), apartments and 5-Star luxury resorts. Hastings is located near stunning beaches. Many properties are in waterfront locations.


    Transport around Hastings

    Hastings is served by nearby Napier airport, which is well served by domestic airlines. Bus, taxi and shuttle services offer transport around the region. Train connections to nearby places or for inter-city connections are available at stations in Napier and Hastings.

    Some national coach tours visit Hastings. Alternatively, tours by rental car, campervan or motor home can be arranged.

    Tourist Activities in Hastings

    With a mild climate and close to great beaches, Hastings is ideal for a peaceful, relaxing holiday, and for water sports such as surfing, fishing, diving, sailing and cruising.

    The beautiful country around Hastings can be appreciated through a scenic flight, or by hiking on many alternative bush trails and coastal walks. Wildlife tours and a zoo are other diversions for the nature lover.

    Hastings has many charming restaurants and cafes. Gardens and historic houses are worth a visit. Maori cultural tours and theme parks provide more options.

    From Hastings, you can access a great range of adventure tours and activities to enjoy, including hot air ballooning, helicopter tours,  white water rafting, quad bike and 4WD hire, kayaking, and cycling. Professional guides lead activities such as river rafting. Or, you can be free to explore with hired boats, kayaks or mountain bikes.

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