Havelock North

Visit Havelock North, Hawke’s Bay, NZ

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  • Havelock North is set in rolling rill country, surrounded by vineyards and orchards. With a warm climate in summer Havelock North is close to the sea and beaches good for swimming sailing, surfing, fishing, diving, kayaking and boat cruises.

    Havelock North is dominated by the rocky outcrop, Te Mata Peak. The town is only 5 km south of the city of Hastings, and 27 Km south of Napier City, within easy reach of the attractions you would expect in cites, such as museums, zoos, galleries, golf courses, guided tours, theme parks and scenic flights.

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

    Accommodation in Havelock North (NZ)

    Havelock North 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. Havelock North is located near stunning beaches. Many properties are in waterfront locations. 

    Transport around Havelock North

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

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

    Tourist Activities in Havelock North

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

    The beautiful country around Havelock North 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.

    Havelock North has many charming restaurants and cafes. Gardens and historic houses are worth a visit.

    From Havelock North, you can access a great range of adventure tours and activities, including hot air ballooning, helicopter tours,  white water rafting, quad bikes (ATV), kayaking, cycling, archery and hunting. Professional guides lead activities such as river rafting. With hired boats, kayaks and mountain bikes, you can choose your own route.

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