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Friars Region - Hawkes Bay
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wine and food
Located on the east coast of the North Island, the landscapes of Hawkes Bay vary greatly. Many wide and bountiful rivers that are excellent for fly fishing run down from the forested Ruahine and Kaweka ranges, through the fertile plains rich with vineyards and horticultural crops, to the golden-sand beaches and dramatic sea cliffs of the Pacific coast. The high sunshine hours make the Hawkes Bay an ideal outdoors playground and a year-round holiday spot. Hawkes Bay is the country's oldest winemaking region and is New Zealand's leading producer of award-winning red wines, giving great substance to the region's claim to being the food and wine capital of the country. The twin cities of Napier and Hastings are world famous and unique for their 1930s Art Deco buildings constructed in the years following the disastrous 1931 earthquake. Also in Napier is the National Aquarium that complements opportunities to swim with the dolphins in Hawke Bay and visits to the world's largest mainland gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers, close to Te Awanga. The surrounding area has 20 golf courses and just about any adventure activity the traveller could wish for.
areas within Hawkes Bay
Friars has identified the following areas within Hawkes Bay. Below is a breakdown of Friars listed hosts in Hawkes Bay per locality.
- Northern Hawkes Bay: Mahia (1)
- Hastings / Havelock North: Havelock North (2)
- Napier: Napier (3)
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