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Top things to do in Napier/Hastings

Visit Napier, Hawke's Bay on the east coast of the North Island and discover a foodies paradise set in the glitz and glamour of Art Deco. World renowned wineries set amongst breath-taking landscapes, the Hawke's Bay is a must for all food and wine lovers.

Foodies get ready - the best eateries in Napier, Hawke's Bay
The Hawke's Bay is truely a foodies dream come true. From casual eateries to fine dining (if you're after something a bit more boujee), the options are aplenty.

Indulge in some of the local produce with a visit to one of the number of the markets scattered throughout the region. The Hawke's Bay Farmers Market is one of New Zealand's oldest markets and is a must for anyone looking to appease their appetite. Taking place every Sunday, there is no better way to indulge in the produce and artisan treats grown and produced in the region.

Best wineries in Hawke's Bay
The Hawke's Bay is home to over 200 vineyards, 70 wineries and 30 cellar doors making the region one of the key players in the wine game. So strap up and get your tastebuds ready to explore some of the best merlots, cab sauvs, syrah's and chardonnays the Hawke's Bay has to offer. 

Do it for the Gram - top spots in Hawke's Bay for Insta greatness
Looking to spruce up your Insta feed, the Hawke's Bay region is the perfect backdrop for any content creator. First stop is Te Mata Peak, head to the northern edge to capture the architecturally famous Craggy Range vineyard. If you're looking for a dreamy sunrise backdrop, Pekapeka Wetlands will give you perfect reflections off the water on a calm day. Looking for a more urban backdrop, the Art Deco style of the buildings around the city will give a truely unique vibe. 

Get on your bike! Hawkes Bay Cycle Trails
Cycle tours around Napier and Hawke's Bay is one of the great ways to explore the city and the wider region. Looking to indulge in a bit of the local drop? Grab a bike and head out on one of Hawke's Bays' famous cycle tours through the vineyards. This is a great way to explore the region and the wine always tastes a lot better if you know you've earned it.

Step back in time, Napier Art Deco
Off the back of a devastating earthquake in 1931, Napier decided to completely rebuild the city in the glitz and glamour of the Art Deco style which was highly fashionable of the time. This completely unique look for the city has given Napier the prestigious title of the Art Deco capital of New Zealand. There's no better way to get a true understanding of Art Deco in Napier than getting dressed up, jumping in a vintage car and taking a guided tour through the city in style.

Image courtesy of Hawke's Bay Tourism