Living in Hawkes Bay

Hawke’s Bay is located on the east coast of New Zealand on the North Island. Known for its 
excellent climate and award winning wines, Hawke’s Bay offers a relaxed lifestyle in either Napier, Havelock North or Hastings.

Hawkes Bay is also known for the wide variety of fresh produce available with farmers markets open in the weekend. There are a many events on and around the region throughout the year, from food & wine to sports events for individuals and families. See the Hawke’s Bay Tourism website below for further information.

Where to Live?

You have three locations to choose from in Hawke’s Bay, Napier, Havelock North and Hastings.

Napier

Napier is a seaside town located on a shingle coastline, with access to sandy beaches from either direction about 20mins drive away. Napier Hill offers beautiful sea views over the bay and the Port is also based in Napier.

Napier offers an eclectic choice of restaurants, shops and cafes.

Hastings

Hastings is known as the ‘fruit bowl’ of New Zealand and is home to a multitude of orchards, wineries and beautifully landscaped parks and gardens. The hospital is located in Hastings, as are both of the Totara Health clinics.

Havelock North

Havelock North village sits at the base of Te Mata Peak, a steep landscape popular with mountain bikers, walkers and tourists who enjoy the expansive views from the top. The Village offers boutique shops and cafes and is close to many of Hawke’s Bay’s wineries.

Useful Links

Department of Immigration - Visit their website Opens in new window

New Zealand Tourism & Business - Visit their website Opens in new window

Hawke's Bay Tourism - Visit their website Opens in new window

Napier Council - Visit their website Opens in new window

Hastings District Council - Visit their website Opens in new window

Hawke's Bay Regional Council - Visit their website Opens in new window