Located in the east of the North Island, Hastings is the perfect base to begin a road trip throughout the Hawke’s Bay region. Known for its sunny weather and mild climate, it’s a perfect place to get away in any season. Enjoy some of the local attractions at your own pace with a Hastings rental car.
The Hawke’s Bay Opera House is an architectural fusion of Art Deco, Spanish Mission and contemporary design. It houses shows, plays, musicals and concerts throughout the year and also caters to conferences and events. The atmosphere and unique feel of the building create a night you’ll always remember.
Every Sunday at the Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds in Hastings is the Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ Market, New Zealand’s oldest farmers’ market with crafts and produce from all across the region. Taste something new or pick up a souvenir as a lasting memory.
More than 70% of New Zealand’s wine production occurs in the Hawke’s Bay region, and Hastings is home to over 40 wineries, from small boutique vineyards to large commercial operations. Take your rental car through the back roads for stunning scenic views, ranging from beach to farmland and back again.
The Ruahine Forest Park is a hiker’s paradise, with mountain tracks leading up to stunning summit views. Several roads lead into the park and a number of Department of Conservation-owned huts are available for hire if you book ahead. Tracks vary in length and surroundings.
A Hastings car rental road trip is the perfect way to fully explore the Hawke’s Bay region at your own pace.
Getting around the Hawke’s Bay region is easy with a Hastings rental car and there are plenty of options for you to choose from.
New Zealand Rent A Car has car rental locations throughout New Zealand and the North Island, including a handy Hastings car rental depot, offering a range of reliable affordable rental cars to suit your budget.
Hastings: Top 5 Tourist Attractions