Activities in the Hawkes Bay

Breckenridge Lodge is situated 3 kilometres from the Napier Golf Course, twenty minutes drive from the Pacific Ocean and equal distant from the major centres of Napier and Hastings, making it the perfect place from which to venture out and explore the surrounding area.

Hawke's Bay Activities

The vibrant Hawke's Bay district boasts many unique wineries, activities and festivals for you to enjoy.



Hawkes Bay has over 70 vineyards and is New Zealand's oldest wine region. Most of the vineyards have a cellar door for you to sample their different varieties.

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Farmers Market

Farmers Market

The Farmers Market in Hastings is on every Sunday rain or shine! A traditional market where you can meet the grower or producer and buy direct from the source.

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Waimarama Maori Tourism - Cultural Tours

Cultural Experiences

Waimarama Maori Tours at Hakikino offer cultural tours located on a reserve in the coastal village of waimarama. You will learn from your Maori guides and experience the people and culture first hand.

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Golf at Cape Kidnappers


Cape Kidnappers has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf and is currently ranked the 41st best golf course in the world by Golf Magazine.

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Trout Fishing with Grant Pethrick


With over 35 years experience in fishing Hawkes Bay's rivers and over 25 years experience in the wine industry Grant Petherick can offer fly fishing & wine tours, taylor made to your individual needs.

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Guided Hunting trips can be organised in advance boasting world class Red Stags, Sika, Fallow, White Stags, Sambar, Elk and Rusa deer within a breathtaking setting.

Whats On in 2011...


  • 17 – 25 Hastings Blossom Festival
  • 9 – 1 Oct Central Hawke's Bay Lamb Festival
  • 17 Kai in the Bay, Napier
  • 18 Rugby World Cup France vs Canada
  • 27 New Zealand Olive Festival


  • 1st Spring Classic Racing Carnival
  • 18 Mercedes Benz Wine Awards
  • 19 – 21 Hawke's Bay A&P Show


  • 18-20 Lake to Lighthouse Challange


  • 28 – 10 Jan 2012 Optimist World Sailing Championships

Whats On in 2012...

January 2012

  • Hawke's Bay Farmers Market
  • Black Barn Growers' Market
  • Black Barn Open Air Cinema

February 2012

  • 25 Mission Concert Rod Stewart
  • 14 – 17 Geon Art Deco Weekend

March 2012

  • Hawke's Bay Farmers Market

April 2012

  • Hawke's Bay Farmers Market