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Hastings & Around

Positioned at the centre of the Hawke’s Bay fruit bowl, busy Hastings is the commercial hub of the region, 20km south of Napier. A few kilometres of orchards still separate it from Havelock North, with its prosperous village atmosphere and the towering backdrop of Te Mata Peak.

Imbibing and dining around the area's restaurants, breweries and vineyards, and trawling good farmers markets and seasonal fruit stands are fine foodie-focused reasons to explore, and balance can be provided by biking or tramping around Te Mata's spectacular natural profile.

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