Welcome to Hastings & Around

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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$33.78 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Winery Tour at Ash Ridge

WANT TO FIND OUT HOW WINE IS ACTUALLY MADE?Our vineyard and winery walking tour gives a behind the scenes look at the whole process – a true ‘grape to glass’ experience; our relaxed, fun and informative tours take you behind the scenes.What is involved?Our tour consists of three parts: • A walking tour through the vineyard, here we will discuss a year in the vineyard, going through the key steps that get us through to harvest. • A walking tour of the winery, here we will discuss the main processes to get from grapes to bottled wine. • A tutored tasting in the cellar, here we will go through the main aspects of how to taste wine, and run through a tasting of six wines.We operate one tour per day starting promptly at 11am. (Please be here no later than 10:50am to register)The tours are run daily from the 1st October through to Easter Monday, then the tours are closed for the winter season.Each tour has a maximum of 12 people, ensuring a personal experience.Tours take between 1.5 and 2 hours, approximately 1 hour is walking, so please wear appropriate footwear for the vineyard (enclosed shoes are essential, no open toe shoes will be permissable).

$241.28 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private Day Out - Half Day

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Te Awanga Estate Vineyard, Hastings, Hawke's Bay Region, North IslandTaste wines from this beautiful coastal WineryDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Te Mata Peak, Hastings, Hawke's Bay Region, North IslandEnjoy 360 degree views of Hawkes Bay from this stunning view pointDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Trinity Hill Winery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay Region, North IslandTry world class wines and a local cheese board at this iconic WineryDuration: 1 hourStop At: Roosters Batch Brewed Beer, Hastings, Hawke's Bay Region, North IslandTry locally brewed beer in this rustic brew barDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Zeffer Cider, Hastings, Hawke's Bay Region, North IslandTaste what Hawkes Bay is famous for in cider form...applesDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Maraetotara Falls, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay Region, North IslandShort scenic walk to beautiful waterfallsDuration: 30 minutes

$75.83 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Hastings Half Day Regional Wine Tasting Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ash Ridge Wines, Hastings, Hawke's Bay Region, North IslandWine TastingDuration: 45 minutes

$19.99 Tours & Sightseeing

Hastings Earthquake Self-Guided Audio Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Hastings i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay Region, North IslandSome of the locations you will have the opportunity to visit include:the Clock TowerRoach's Department StoreHawkes Bay Opera Housethe Hastings CenotaphDuration: 2 hours

$31.02 Tours & Sightseeing

Hawkes Bay Wineries Self-Guided Bike Tour

Collect your bike between 10am and 1pm (depending on the season) at Ash Ridge Wines’ vineyard. Then, clip on your helmet, hop into the saddle and peddle through the New Zealand countryside to begin your independent cycling tour. With your winery map to hand, follow flat, winding routes through the heart of the Hawke's Bay wine region. Along the way, visit the wineries of most interest and sample the diverse wines in production (own expense). Perhaps visit wineries such as Abbey Cellars, Alpha Domus, Ash Ridge Wines, Oak Estate, Sileni Estate, Te Awa, or Trinity Hill. Depending on how many wineries you visit — and how long you stay — your tour will likely take between four and six hours. You can enjoy a quick lunch (own expense) overlooking vines at Te Awa or Oak Estate before meandering onto the next winery.With roadside support to help if you have any difficulties — such as a flat tyre — and to collect any wine that you purchase from the wineries (own expense), you’re free to relax and enjoy your day. At the end of your ride, return your bike to your starting point to bring your tour to an end.

$136.59 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Winery Tours from Napier Art Deco Trust

Winery tours can start from your accommodation, and is tailor made to include any wineries you would like to see based off, of your location. Minimum time 1 hour, winery tours are in our luxurious Packard vintage cars. All winery tours are bespoke and you will have a custom itinerary. Hawke’s Bay is one of the New Zealand’s most acclaimed wine regions. Boasting as the oldest wine region in New Zealand and the second largest.  With over 72 wineries to visit, you are sure to find your new favourite drop! You’ll be met your driver, in Art Deco costume, who will provide a fascinating commentary as you are driven in style en route to your first winery.  You’ll learn about the earthquake that destroyed the city, hear stories of the people that led the rebuild, and discover the Art Deco style.   You can choose the wineries to visit or leave it up to us to create a bespoke itinerary for you.  Note: Tour cost is by the hour and includes tasting fees.  For example: A 3 hour winery tour will incorporate 3 wineries. Accommodation pick up and drop off included in the cost.