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Havelock North Motor Lodge

7 Havelock Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand

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Havelock North Local Attractions

Havelock North is a destination for all seasons with a wide range of things to do in a climate that is arguably the best in New Zealand.

Apart from the great shopping and culinary opportunities available in and around the Village, there are an abundance of exciting activities available to suit everyone. These include:

 

Te Mata Peak & Park

Visit Te Mata Peak, which towers 399m above sea level and gives magnificent views across Hawke's Bay. There is no better way to understand the magnificance of the Hawkes Bay Region that to stand atop its most iconic peak. From the rugged coastline to the east, to the patchwork of orchards, vineyards and farmland that cover the Heretaunga Plains, all the way to the foothills beneath the Ruahine and Kawaka Ranges in the west - Hawkes Bay is laid out before you.

te mata peak

Te Mata Park was gifted in perpetuity to the community in 1927 and is managed by a small group of volunteer trustees, with assistance from local councils and the community. The 99 hectare Park is a recreational, historical and cultural treasure. Enjoyed by over 200,000 people annually, the Park offers visitors stunning and varied scenery, unique topography, geology, flora and fauna and a wide range of recreational activities. There are stunning hiking trails and a variety of mountain-bike tracks to challenge all levels of experience.

Pools:

Havelock North Village Pool, Havelock North Domain, Te Mata Road, Havelock North, Phone +64 6 877 5544

Splash Planet, 1001 Grove Road, Hastings, New Zealand, Phone 0508 SPLASH or 06 873 8033

Mangatutu Hot Springs, Makahu Road, Kaweka Forest Park, Northwest of Napier

Beaches:

Ocean Beach - Ocean Beach RoadHastings, New Zealand

 

Waimarama Brach - Follow Waimarama Road to Waimarama

Te Angiangi Marine Reserve - Central Hawkes Bay (East of Waipawa)

Parks & Playgrounds

Havelock North Village green, Havelock North Domain, Te Mata Road, Havelock North (See the photo above)

Keirunga Gardens, Tanner Street, Havelock North, 4130

Splash Planet, 1001 Grove Rd, Parkvale, Hastings 4201

William Nelson Park, 300 St Aubyn St W, Hastings, 4122

Cornwall Park, Roberts St, Hastings, 4122

Par 2 Mini Golf, 106 Marine Parade, Napier South, Napier 4110, Phone 06-834 0248

Bay Skate, 290 Marine Parade, Napier South, Napier 4110, Phone 06-833 6645

Gardens

Duart House & Gardens, 51 Duart Rd, Havelock North 4130

Keirunga Gardens, Tanner Street, Havelock North, 4130

Frimley Park Rose Garden, Frimley Road, Hastings, 4120

Osmanthus Garden, Cornwall Park, Tomoana Road, Hastings

Centennial Garden & Waterfall, Bluff Hill , Napier - Cnr Coote Road and Marine Parade

Sunken Garden, 152 Marine Parade, Napier

Botanical Gardens, Accesses off Spencer Road and Napier Terrace, Bluff Hill, Napier

Rivers, Lakes & Waterfalls

Tukituki River, Waimarama Road, Havelock North

 

Maraetotara Falls, Frimley Road, Hastings, 4120

 

 

Te Ana Falls, Tangoio, Napier (30 minute drive from Napier)

 

Mohaka River, State Highway 5, Te Pohue (1 hour drive from Havelock North) - Rafting, Kayaking, Fishing

Cape Kidnappers

Cape Kidnappers is a craggy, but stunning, peninsula named in commemoration of an incident during Captain Cook’s 1769 voyage. Maori traders seized Cook’s Tahitian cabin boy who they thought was being held against his will. When Cook’s men fired on the Maori canoe, the cabin boy escaped and returned to the ship.

Cape Kidnappers Gannet Reserve is home to two gannet colonies managed by DOC. There are spectacular geological cliff formations on the coast to Cape Kidnappers. The 13 hectare reserve includes the Saddle and Black Reef gannet colonies. Both are closed to public access, however the Black Reef colony can be viewed from the beach. The Plateau colony is the main place for viewing the nesting gannets where there are also good panoramic views from this elevated headland. This colony is located on private land. Visitors are asked to co-operate with the landowners by keeping to the defined track and not disturbing stock.

The Cape can be visited by one of two guided options (see below) or the more adventurous can walk the 19 km round-trip but it is important to check the tides and time your walk so that you are not stranded.

Cape Kidnappers is a craggy, but stunning, peninsula named in commemoration of an incident during Captain Cook’s 1769 voyage. Maori traders seized Cook’s Tahitian cabin boy who they thought was being held against his will. When Cook’s men fired on the Maori canoe, the cabin boy escaped and returned to the ship.

Cape Kidnappers Gannet Reserve is home to two gannet colonies managed by DOC. There are spectacular geological cliff formations on the coast to Cape Kidnappers. The 13 hectare reserve includes the Saddle and Black Reef gannet colonies. Both are closed to public access, however the Black Reef colony can be viewed from the beach. The Plateau colony is the main place for viewing the nesting gannets where there are also good panoramic views from this elevated headland. This colony is located on private land. Visitors are asked to co-operate with the landowners by keeping to the defined track and not disturbing stock.

The Cape can be visited by one of two guided options (see below) or the more adventurous can walk the 19 km round-trip but it is important to check the tides and time your walk so that you are not stranded.

Arataki Honey

Discover all about honey and meet the bees that make it in the interactive, fun and informative honey bee centre. Visitors learn about the world of the honey bee, how they live, their role in the food chain and the wonderful products they produce. Observe the bees in the large glass observation hives.

Hawkes Bay Farmyard Zoo

Come and see the great selection of animals ranging from pigs, sheep and calves to ostriches, alpacas, turtles, peacocks and many more. Springtime at the Zoo is always a popular time with many baby animals being born. There is lamb feeding when available as well as baby pigs, guinea pigs and rabbits.

Take a picnic or have a BBQ at one of the sheltered picnic tables. There is a great playground and food to feed the animals.You can enjoy close interaction with them in a clean safe environment.

There are also lots of horses at the Zoo.  There are train rides & pony rides available, suitable for 2 year olds up to adults or you can book one of the Horse Treks ranging from 1.5 Hr  which include Beach & Vineyard or a Ride & Dine trek to Clear View Winery.

Hawkes Bay Farmers' Market

The Hawke's Bay Farmers’ Market has been around for seventeen years and is one of the oldest and largest Farmers’ Markets in the country. Every Sunday we come to life offering a complete shopping experience!

Every Sunday, 8.30 - 12.30, at the Hawkes Bay A & P Showgrounds.

Napier

With Napier, known as the Art Deco city, approximately a 15min drive away, you can explore the many beautiful art deco buildings or walk along the new coastal walkway and enjoy a dip in the Ocean Spa Open Air Hot Pools.

Hastings

Hastings City is also only 5min drive away where you can visit Splash Planet Water Park with more than 15 rides and attractions for a whole day's fun or visit the Farmer's Market held every Sunday morning for great fresh local produce, and you can talk to the people who have grown or made their wares.

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