Explore wineries, sample locally-produced fare and marvel at the Art Deco architecture. Check out these top experiences in Hawke’s Bay.

8. Sip award-winning wine

Often likened to Bordeaux in France, Hawke’s Bay is famed for its full-bodied red wines. Hire a bike and taste your way around some of the region’s 72 vineyards, including the award-winning Te Mata Estate Winery and Craggy Range. Stop for lunch at Church Road Winery or Mission Estate, New Zealand’s oldest winery.

7. Stroll along Marine Parade

Stretching 3km of Napier coastline, Marine Parade is the best place to take in the sea views with a walk or bike ride along the promenade. Stop for a bite to eat in one of many cafes and bars that line the walkway, or call into MTG Hawke’s Bay, a museum, theatre and gallery in one.

6. Taste artisan fare

Visit a local farmers’ market and stroll among the stalls of fresh fruit, vegetables, artisan bread, cheese and meats, before finding a shady spot to picnic. You’ll also find seasonal produce for sale by the roadside, often just with an honesty box for payment.

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