Retirement or a family lifestyle of fun in the sun and sea.
Ranging from Mahia in the north through to Porangahau in the south.
Stunning landscapes, art deco architecture, sailing, a rich arts community and cultural heritage of food and wine festivals, premier equestrian competitions, agriculture shows and open-air concerts. Food markets and award-winning restaurants.
The Gannet Colony at Cape Kidnappers above the scenic coastal beach front is worth the trek that follows along the foot of the stunning sheer cliffs of Cape Kidnappers. You need to be weary of the tides and time it so that you don’t get marooned against the cliff face or swept out to sea! I have heard some real life tales of very close calls. Gannet Safaris provide an excellent alternative if you are not up to the long walk.
The annual Art Deco festival in Hawkes Bay is famous and visitors come from around the world to participate in our celebration. I heard two visitors talking yesterday. One of them said to the other, ” look at that, my grandmother had that. If you want to see anything old come to New Zealand. They don’t throw anything out because it belonged to their grandmother!”
Steam Engine Tractor Art Deco Festival Napier 2013