Activity Category: Havelock North

Waimarama Beach, near Havelock North

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Most Hawkes’ Bay beaches are quite dangerous for kids due to the undercurrent but beaches both north and south of Napier sometimes have a lagoon at a river mouth which can be safer for family swimming. This is the case at Waimarama beach although kids will still need to be…

Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, near Havelock North

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This is a great place for the whole family to come and learn about bees, why they’re important to the whole food chain and of course how honey is made. There are interactive displays including microscopes for looking at honeycomb and bees. There’s also a huge glass display of live…

Te Mata peak, near Havelock North

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Drive up one of the few substantial hills in Hawke’s Bay to admire the huge landscapes of farmland that make up the area. You can park near the peak and just walk up the last bit for the views or you can go for a longer walk around Redwood Forest.…

Off The Track, Havelock North

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This is a popular family friendly restaurant and it pays to book for weekend and public holiday tables.  The menu is full of favourite family-friendly staples, done well and there’s a good selection on the kids’ menu including some of the adult meals done as a kid-sized portion. The thing that…

Bay Espresso Cafe, Hastings

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There are 4 branches of this cafe around Hawke’s Bay all serving Bay Espresso’s own locally roasted coffee but this recommendation is for the original cafe as it’s the only one the reviewer has been to. They do a great breakfast with a good selection of choices on the menu,…