Welcome to Hastings

Living in Hastings positions you in a large and diverse area that includes local geographic heroes, Cape Kidnappers and Te Mata Peak, as well as the vast majority of productive land that is the engine room of the regional economy.

Hastings is a connected district with a range of industry, talent, and lifestyle opportunities where the thinkers and doers thrive. Open space for head space ensures opportunities for innovation. A base where businesses delivering products and services across the globe prosper.

Hastings District is the centre for all things wine and food. It covers a vast and scenic area boasting fabulous produce, traditional Farmers Markets and some of the New Zealand’s finest wineries.

Shop and dine in the village of Havelock North and the stunning Spanish Mission city of Hastings. The areas of Te Awanga, Haumoana and Clifton are well worth a day excursion, as are the beautiful white sandy beaches of Waimarama and Ocean Beach.

Stunning landscape scenery includes Te Mata Peak and the dramatic Cape Kidnappers, home of the world’s largest mainland gannet colony and one of the top 50 golf courses in the world.

The Hawke’s Bay Cycle Trails are a well-used alternative for exploration of the outlying district by locals and visitors, and have fast become a reason in themselves to visit the area since construction began in 2003. Some must do’s when you are in Hastings include wine tastings in one of the 65 wineries found in the district, walk to the top of Te Mata Peak, a day in Havelock North, bike on one of the many trails, follow the Art Trail and have an ice cream at Rush Munro’s old fashion ice cream garden. For those wanting to cool off in the summer sun, then a visit to Splash Planet waterpark is a great idea. Located in over 6.5 hectares of subtropical gardens, this theme park is a whole day’s fun with many rides and attractions to keep all the family happy.