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Hawke’s Bay is open for visitors, and we can’t wait to welcome you to the newest Great Wine Capital of the World.

The region, which was impacted by February’s Cyclone Gabrielle, is ready and waiting for visitors to assist in the rebuild of the region’s economy.

And with events such the New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty Hawke’s Bay Marathon, New Zealand Cider Festival and Robbie Williams Concert at the Mission Estate, Hawke’s Bay is well and truly putting on a show.

Visitors to Hawke’s Bay can experience everything Food and Wine Country is renowned for.

Whether sampling the region’s award-winning wine or dining at the celebrated bistros, strolling through the famed Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ Market or cycling on the region’s undulating limestone bike trails, admiring the stunning Art Deco architecture or simply enjoying the hazy afternoon sun, the reasons to travel to Hawke’s Bay remain the same.


Access to Hawke’s Bay has been restored, with State Highway 2, from the north and south, and State Highway 5, between Napier and Taupō, open without any limitations. Hawke’s Bay Airport is also fully operational.

The visitor economy is the third largest contributor to Hawke’s Bay’s GDP and employs one in 10 the region, so your visit to Hawke’s Bay will also support the region’s recovery.

For further information please refer to our frequently asked questions.