Hawkes Bay is packed with wonderful options to fill in your spare time
Things to do
Blessed with fertile soils and a warm temperate climate, Hawkes Bay’s prosperity is founded on its land-based economy. With its thousands of acres of farms, orchards & food production, along with the local industries that have grown up in support, there is a good reason why the region is held in such high regard as New Zealand’s agricultural powerhouse, and why life here beats to a seasonal drum.
The Convention 2024 is a Hawkes Bay effort, and we look forward to having the first ever A.A. Convention in this area, as we believe our fellow A.A. members will quickly appreciate why the Hawkes Bay is such a popular holiday destination.
Napier is known as the Art Deco Capital of the world. Following a massive earthquake (7.9 on the Richter scale) on the morning of Tuesday 3 February 1931, fires destroyed most of the commercial heart of Napier. There are various tours one can book, some in vintage cars for the 30s experience.