Things to do

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.


Art Deco

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.

Te Mata Peak, Havelock North

A 15-minute drive from Havelock North to the carpark at Te Mata Peak where you will be treated to extraordinary views of the whole region. If you are feeling energetic there is 35 kms of walking track to explore.





Farmers Markets

There are a number of farmer’s markets operating in the region, usually on Sunday mornings.


National Aquarium

The National Aquarium of New Zealand is a public aquarium on Marine Parade in Napier. A popular destination.


Cape Kidnappers

Cape Kidnappers has spectacular scenery and is a popular destination because of its Gannet colony.






The area has numerous activities to consider including some of the country’s best cycle tracks. Google away and find out more!