Esk Valley is ready to welcome visitors

Justine Seymour-Wilson, Bayden Wilson and Boris (the dog) are the owners of Kiwiesque Luxury Lodge and Villa in Esk Valley. Justine shares how you can reconnect with the Hawke’s Bay region following Cyclone Gabrielle.

Esk Valley is ready to welcome visitors, and with plenty to see, do, eat and drink in the area, so why not make a weekend of it?


Mountain bikers will enjoy the brand-new tracks at Pan Pac Mountain Bike Park, while local cycle tour operators Tākaro Trails can transfer visitors to and from the Hawke’s Bay Trails, which connect wineries, eateries, experiences and stunning scenery.

Dive in

Mohaka Rafting is just 30 minutes north of Esk Valley and offers whitewater experiences for families or friend groups, while Waipātiki Beach offers golden sand, clear water and a great coastal walk just 20 minutes away.

Eat and drink

Esk Valley is home to Linden Estate Winery and Valley D’Vine restaurant, two fantastic stops that are perfect for wine tasting and a bite to eat. Five minutes away in Bayview is Crab Farm, another gorgeous winery option that does both wine tasting and lunches, and the onsite Art Shed is well worth a visit.


Our property Kiwiesque is the ideal base to launch off and explore surrounding area. The lodge itself sleeps up 18 and the separate villa up to 10 people, making it ideal for large groups. What’s more, once you’re done exploring the district, kick back in the lodge pool or spa, and enjoy some Hawke’s Bay wines.


First published by Stuff.


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