Hastings: Our Top 5 Tourist Attractions

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Hastings is home to a number of wineries and is renowned for its spectacular food and wine trails. Built largely after the 1931 Napier earthquake, Hastings offers a variety of activities to fulfil everyone’s holiday wishes. Here are 5 top places in Hastings that we highly recommend visiting, all easily accessible by rental car.

Gannet Safaris

Travelling over the spectacular hill country of Cape Kidnappers Station in a 4×4 vehicle, Gannet Safaris allows you to get within a few metres of the birds, without walking or hiking! Bookings essential. Get there in April or early May to see the chicks take their first flight.

Wool World At Clifton Station

Experience a unique and exciting live farming show at Clifton Station. With a range of demonstrations and shows available for viewing and a licensed cafe across the road, Wool World is a must for farmers and non-farmers alike.

On Track Adventures

If you’re looking for excitement and adventure, On Track Adventures has it. Fully guided quad bikes tours take you through varying terrain with stunning scenery and spectacular views. There is also archery, fun golf and clay bird shooting available.

Rush Munro’s Ice Cream Garden

Rush Munro’s have been making ice cream since 1926. After the Napier earthquake destroyed the original premises, Rush Munro’s evolved into the ice cream gardens at their new location. Relax in the beautiful gardens while enjoying one of 22 ice cream flavours.

Early Morning Balloons

For a unique way to view Hawke’s Bay Wine Country, take a trip in a hot air balloon with Early Morning Balloons. Enjoy panoramas from the mountains to the sea and the very best views of Hawke’s Bay.

New Zealand Rent A Car has a variety of reliable rental cars available from Hastings or Napier to help you get you around the Hawke’s Bay region.

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