Havelock North

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Havelock North featuring a square or plaza and a fountain

Right in the heart of wine country, the Havelock North neighbourhood features boutique shopping and areas of sublime natural beauty.

Officially a suburb of Hastings, Havelock North has all the charm of a village combined with the modern conveniences of somewhere much larger. Hike up mountains and spend lazy days relaxing by the river. Set off on the wine trail to discover the stunning vineyards where some of New Zealand’s favourite tipples are produced.

Stroll along Napier Road and Joll Road in the center of town to find a selection of high-quality independent clothes and jewellery stores. Look for small, family-run bakeries and casual cafés alongside the boutiques. Enjoy a morning coffee as the quiet streets slowly begin to fill with people.

Wander east toward Tukituki River. Soak up some sun on the tranquil, grassy banks or go for a dip in the cool, clear water. For something a little more energetic, venture to Te Mata Peak, a 15-minute drive south. Amble up one of the rugged walking trails. Head for Saddle Lookout, which affords fabulous views east over the Tukituki River as well as toward the glistening Pacific Ocean. The summit of Te Mata Peak offers spectacular vistas of rock cliffs and valleys. Stroll through the forests to spot rare flora and falcons hovering in the sky above.

No trip to Havelock North would be complete without investigating the region’s rich wine culture. Travel southeast for a guided tour of the cellar at Craggy Range and visit the growers’ market that takes place on Saturday mornings in summer at Black Barn Vineyards.

The area is known for its family-friendly atmosphere. Festivals and street parties are hosted regularly through the year by the Food and Wine Classic.

Find Havelock North at the southern end of Hawke’s Bay, about a 10-minute drive southeast of central Hastings. This district contains various accommodation options. The coastal city of Napier is about a 20-minute drive north.

Te Mata Lodge
Te Mata Lodge
3.5 out of 5
21 Porter Drive, Havelock North
The price is NZ$213 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
Located in Anderson Park, this motel is 2 mi (3.3 km) from Black Barn Vineyards and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Splash Planet. Te Mata Estate and Hawke's Bay Opera ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (135 reviews)
"clean and tidy. Well located to centre of town"

Reviewed on 21 Dec. 2021

Te Mata Lodge
Village Motel
Village Motel
4 out of 5
16 Te Aute Road, Havelock North
The price is NZ$265 per night from 17 Jan. to 18 Jan.
Located in Anderson Park, this motel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Black Barn Vineyards and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Splash Planet. Te Mata Estate and Hawke's Bay Opera ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (228 reviews)
"Fantastic property. Walking into the room and having a good first impression. In room spa bath was the best feature!"

Reviewed on 10 Oct. 2021

Village Motel
Porters Boutique Hotel
Porters Boutique Hotel
4.5 out of 5
4 Te Aute Road, Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
The price is NZ$335 per night from 17 Jan. to 18 Jan.
Located in Anderson Park, this luxury hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Splash Planet, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Craggy Range and Hastings Golf Club. Cape Kidnappers ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (255 reviews)
"Awesome location, neat and tidy."

Reviewed on 31 Dec. 2021

Porters Boutique Hotel
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Tiny Apple Studio H.B.Rural Havelock North
Tiny Apple Studio H.B.Rural Havelock North
57 Miller Rd, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay Region
The price is NZ$127 per night from 7 Feb. to 8 Feb.
Located in the heart of Havelock North, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Splash Planet, Hawke's Bay Opera House and Hawke's Bay Exhibition ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Super cute
"Loved our stay, perfect place, lovely hosts. Very clean & tidy."

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2022

Tiny Apple Studio H.B.Rural Havelock North
Easy walking to Havelock North's charming village
Easy walking to Havelock North's charming village
72 Duart Road, Havelock North, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay Region
Situated in Havelock North, this cottage is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Black Barn Vineyards and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Te Mata Estate. Splash Planet and Hawke's Bay ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (86 reviews)
A mini break in Havelock North
"Havelock North is a lovely village with interesting shops and cafes. We loved visiting the Gannet Colony out on Cape Kidnappers too. Cottage is tiny but sufficient and Annie left some lovely treats for us to enjoy too. Especially liked the roses picked from the garden."

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2022

Easy walking to Havelock North's charming village
305inthevines
305inthevines
3.5 out of 5
305 Te Mata Rd, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay
The price is NZ$369 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Situated in Havelock North, this villa is within a 10-minute walk of Black Barn Vineyards and Te Mata Estate. Craggy Range is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away.
4.7/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
"Modern villa with high quality bedding, towels, etc. Unlimited internet with smart TV. Beautiful setting. Highly recommend."

Reviewed on 21 Dec. 2021

305inthevines
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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