Living in Hawke’s Bay provides a wonderful balance between lifestyle and opportunity. If you’re contemplating relocating to our fabulous region, this section of the Great Things Grow Here™ website will provide you with a glimpse of the diversity that make Hawke’s Bay home to some of the most productive and innovative people and businesses in New Zealand.
Award-winning food and wine, outstanding architecture, and warm balmy days surrounded by magnificent landscapes, along with iconic architecture, reliably sunny climate, great food and abundant wineries all combine to give Hawke’s Bay an attractive, almost Mediterranean lifestyle.
Getting outdoors in Hawke’s Bay – whether it be a walk up Te Mata Peak, an adrenaline-filled rafting trip down the Mohaka River, cycling some of the 200km of cycling trails, or perhaps a lazy day at the Beach – means you’ll never run out of things to do.
Sport and culture are well catered for with facilities including a recently remodelled Opera House, museums, art galleries, farmers market and sports arenas. The region is also home to some of the country’s leading secondary schools.
Scenic attractions include the world’s largest onshore gannet colony (Cape Kidnappers), there are many excellent golf courses and the region hosts several classic road cycle races.
Notable events attracting many outsiders include the region’s annual Art Deco Weekend, and the Mission Estate Concert at Mission Estate and Winery.