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122 Stortford Street
Stortford Lodge
Hastings
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About the Hawkes Bay

Hawke's bay sits on the East Coast of New Zealand's North Island. The regions long, hot summers and cool winters offer the best weather for growing grapes. The climate is dry and temperate. Hawke's Bay is renowned for its horticulture with large orchards and vineyards on the plains, offering employment for seasonal visitors from abroad.

The region offers visitors beautiful scenery, spectacular views, a huge range of activities of every kind.

On February 3, 1931, Napier and Hastings were devastated by an earthquake measuring 7.9. The cities were rebuilt in the years following years both are now world famous for their Art Deco buildings. This is remembered during the month of February and is something not to be missed.

For those who enjoy sport there are numerous facilities, clubs and walks to enjoy.


  • A1 Backpackers :: In the quiet, residential Stortford Street, Hastings
  • Hastings :: In the heart of the Hawkes Bay agricultural area
  • Fruit Growing :: Hawkes Bay is famous for the quality of the food it produces
  •  :: and the beauty of its countryside!
  • Te Mata Peak :: The view of Hawkes Bay from the peak
  •  :: Looking across the fertile Heretaumga plain from Te Mata peak

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