Hastings City Art Gallery

Hastings & Around

The city's neat little gallery presents contemporary NZ (including Māori) and international art in a bright, purpose-built space. Expect some wacky stuff. On the lawns out the front is Ngā Pou o Heretuanga – 19 fantastic Māori totems, each carved by reps from a regional marae.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Hastings & Around attractions

1. Westerman's Building

0.13 MILES

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

2. Black Barn Vineyards


This hip, inventive winery has a bistro, a gallery, a popular summer Saturday morning farmers market (one of the first in NZ) and an amphitheatre for…

3. Te Mata Estate


Created in the shadows of Te Mata Peak, the legendary Coleraine red at this unpretentious, old-school, family-run winery is worth the trip all on its own.

4. Te Mata Peak

5.33 MILES

Rising dramatically 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…

5. Craggy Range

5.37 MILES

Definitely one of Hawke's Bay's flashiest wineries – wonderful wines, excellent restaurant and accommodation.

6. Elephant Hill

6.49 MILES

There's plenty of great vineyard dining around Hawke's Bay, but copper-clad Elephant Hill in beachy Te Awanga is something special. Huge picture windows…

7. Otatara Pā Historic Reserve

6.61 MILES

Wooden palisades, carved pou (memorial posts) and a carved gate help bring this pā (fortified village) site to life. An hour-long loop walk across grassy…

8. Mission Estate Winery

8.66 MILES

New Zealand’s oldest winery was established in 1851. Follow the long tree-lined driveway up the hill to the restaurant (serving lunch and dinner; mains …