Things to do in Hawkes Bay & surrounds, NZ

Sunny, scenic and filled with rolling hills as a backdrop against waterside cliffs, Hawkes Bay is known for its wines, its wildlife and its laid-back nature as a getaway spot in New Zealand for those with a taste for the finer things in life. Home to hilly terrain that descends into vineyard-draped valleys that produce some of NZ's most famous wines, cities with distinctive and quirky characters and plenty of other attractions, it's a slower-paced region where relaxation is encouraged.