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Ruhaine Ranges
Kairakau Beach

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Te Angi Angi Marine Reserve was established in 1997 from Blackhead beach to Aramoana.


Our limestone hills and ancient riverbeds mean grape country and there are a number of established vineyards throughout the Central Hawke's Bay district.

Welcome to Lamb Country, Central Hawke's Bay!

Central Hawke's Bay boasts stunning attractions in a rural setting for a down to earth New Zealand escape. Scenic Ruahine Ranges to lonely sandy beaches, lush green farming countryside with plenty of sheep, cattle and trout-laden rivers.

This summer enjoy a few holes on one of the six golf courses. Wade through the region's many rivers in search of the wily brown trout, join a deep-sea fishing charter from one of the easily accessed beaches or take a walk though one of our native scenic reserves. Ascend the hill with one of the world's longest place names, Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu. Go for the ride of your life on any of the mapped cycle routes, a four-wheel drive safari or take a flight in a 1936 de Havilland Tiger Moth – it's naturally beautiful visiting Central Hawke’s Bay.

If retail therapy and art & crafts are your idea of fun, there are galleries dotted throughout the region and what's great is you can always find a carpark!

There's a timeless quality of stately gardens and colonial homesteads that are open for scenic walks, high noon tea, private functions & dinners. Get a taste of rural life from one of our many farm stays, and if it’s rural hospitality you're after, enjoy our country pubs.

No matter what time of year you visit, there is plenty to see and do in Central Hawke’s Bay. It's just down the road from Art Deco City Napier & contains plenty of vineyards to enjoy. To escape the hustle and bustle join us in Lamb Country, Central Hawke's Bay.

For more information contact 0800 429537 option 3  or 06 8586488  or or flock to Central Hawke's Bay Visitor Information Centre in Waipukurau.

SUMMER HOURS ( 1st October to 30th April )

  • Monday to Friday        9am to 4 pm
  • Saturday                      9am to 1pm
  • Sunday                        CLOSED


WINTER HOURS ( 1st May to 30th September)
  • Monday - Friday     9am to 3pm
  • Saturday and Sunday    CLOSED


We can arrange your coach travel throughout New Zealand and your ferry and rail bookings. We also stock a wide range of souvenirs and local t-shirts.

See ewes soon!