Attractions

Winery in Hastings & Around

Black Barn Vineyards

This hip, inventive winery has a bistro, a gallery, a popular summer Saturday farmers market (one of the first in NZ) and an amphitheatre for regular concerts and movie screenings. The flagship chardonnay is like ki…
Winery in Hastings & Around

Mission Estate Winery

New Zealand’s oldest winery (1851!). Follow the looong tree-lined driveway up the hill to the restaurant (mains $28 to $35, serving lunch and dinner) and cellar door, inside a magnificently restored seminary. Call t…
Winery in Hastings & Around

Crab Farm Winery

Decent, reasonably priced wines, and a great cafe with regular live troubadours and relaxed, rustic vibes. A good stop for lunch or a glass of rosé (preferably both).
Market in Hastings & Around

Hastings Farmers Market

If you're around on Sunday, the Hastings market is mandatory. Bring an empty stomach, some cash and a roomy shopping bag.
Gallery in Hastings & Around

Hastings City Art Gallery

The city's neat little gallery presents contemporary NZ (including Māori) and international art in a bright, purpose-built space. Expect some wacky stuff (much wackier than Hastings itself…).
Winery in Hastings & Around

Craggy Range

Definitely one of Hawke's Bay's flashiest wineries – wonderful wines, excellent restaurant and accommodation.
Winery in Hastings & Around

Te Mata Estate

The legendary Coleraine red at this unpretentious, old-school, family-run winery is worth the trip alone.
Park in Hastings & Around

Te Mata Peak

Rising melodramatically from the Heretaunga Plains 16km south of Havelock North, Te Mata Peak (399m) is part of the 1-sq-km Te Mata Trust Park. The summit road passes sheep trails, rickety fences and vertigo-inducin…
Architecture in Hastings & Around

Westerman's Building

The Westerman's Building is arguably the Bay's best example of the Spanish Mission style. Hastings i-SITE is here too.