Hawke's Bay is located on the lower east coast of New Zealand's North Island. With multiple direct daily flights from Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch, and an easy drive from most main centers, it is easily accessible.
The region of Hawke's Bay begins in the north at Lake Waikaremoana in Te Wairoa, heads south to the Art Deco city of Napier, winds into the Hastings District and includes Central Hawke's Bay in the south. Hawke's Bay regional airport is 12 minutes from Napier City Centre and 22 minutes from Hastings City Centre. Getting around the city is no problem with a range of great options including coach services, taxis, Uber, limousines and to keep with the Art Deco theme, vintage cars.
Hawke’s Bay is a region where the food is bountiful, and the wine is beautiful. Stitched together by a patchwork of interesting cities that stun with their architecture, and surprise with their offering.
Napier is a coastal city that is internationally renowned for its Art Deco architecture. Having reinvented itself after the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake, it’s stories are richly told by enthusiastic local guides.
Hastings District is a geographically diverse area that takes in the dramatic cliffs of Cape Kidnappers, raw coastal beauty of Waimarama, and the magnificent Te Mata Peak.
With an international reputation for its wine, Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s oldest wine producing region and has been perfecting wine for more than 100 years. Today, the region boasts more than 200 vineyards, 70+ wineries and 30+ cellar doors. The diverse range of the wineries offer function spaces and are equipped to host corporate dinners or events.
Hawke's Bay is a popular destination for Business Events and there are plenty of reasons why. From small intimate groups through to large scale conferences there are many options for you to consider. Home to the Napier Conference Centre, positioned beautifully overlooking the Pacific, the newly refurbished Toitoi Arts & Events Centre, as well as a myriad of wineries, theatres, retreats,hotels and unique Art Deco and Spanish Mission style builds to perfectly accommodate your event.
From cottages in the countryside, to Art Deco luxury by the seaside. Hawke's Bay offers a diverse range of accommodation including hotels, motels, apartments, bed and breakfasts, and luxury lodges both within the CBD and dotted in the surrounding picturesque landscapes.
Art Deco encapsulates the Napier CBD, your event can easily be transported back in time by adding Art Deco glamour with venues, costumes, walking tours and vintage cars readily on hand to guide you through the Art Deco, Stripped Classical and Spanish Mission architecture.
There are plenty of unique conference activities or partner programmes on offer which are a ‘must do’ when planning tour conference programmes including visiting the world’s largest gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers, or for a great team building activity, get on a bike and enjoy the flat, cruisy limestone cycle trails stopping to enjoy the many cafés, restaurants, and wineries along the way.
Original wine experiences like the Heretaunga Wine Studio and Church Road’s Versatility of the Grape, offer delegates unique and memorable insights into the world of wine, unlike anything else on offer in New Zealand. As a region with the largest range of produce grown locally and a full array of award-wining chefs, every meal is an experience complete by itself.
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