Havelock North: The most underrated place to visit in Hawke’s Bay

Who doesn’t love Hawke’s Bay? This is where great food and wine is born, all packaged together with captivating landscapes and world-class Art Deco streets.

While Napier and Hastings often get the most attention, there is a bustling little village (officially part of Hastings) that, we think, is the most underrated place in the region.

In recent years, Havelock North was named the country’s most beautiful suburb – but that’s not the only reason it should be on your radar.

A thriving village

If you shrunk Melbourne down to the size of a village and surrounded it with vineyards and dynamic orchards, you’d be starting to get an idea of Havelock North.

The village has a thriving café, restaurant and boutique shopping scene that just gets better each time you return.


First published by Hawke’s Bay Today. Click here to read the full article.