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Best things to do in Hawke's Bay

Natural Feature
“A visit to the Peak is an absolute must do giving you 360 degrees views of the Hawkes Bay.”
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River
“It's amazing to see the volume of water feeding New Zealand's largest river, the mighty Waikato. ”
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Natural Feature
“Is a must do in Taupo! Such a huge mass of beautiful blue water rushing over a incredible waterfall. There are also walking/running/mountain bike tracks in all directions from here. I have always loved running along these awsome tracks.”
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Café
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“A great place to dine or just go for a drink. Always warm in winter, excellent service, quality food.”
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Zoo
“An enjoyable family activity, would take at least an hour to walk through and view all the species from penguins to sharks. ”
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Food
“A fantastic restaurant and winery set in the original Mission buildings and beautiful garden. Book ahead so as not to be disappointed.”
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Museum
“Currently Free of charge. There is a very good permanent display on Napier Earthquake, after which the city was rebuild in the Art Deco Style. Also displays highlighting our rich Maori Heritage. ”
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Art Gallery
“Our musuem has exhibits which give an insight into Taupo history , They often have ehibits that have a special interest to anyone intersted in NZ art or history ,”
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Park
“This thermal park has great walks and mountain bike tracks as well as the natural hot pools. The pools have recently been upgraded and there are lockers available as well as a container type cafe available. Do use the lockers provided as this area is a spot where lots of things have been reported stolen. This is a cool little spot to experience the natural hot water pools.”
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Restaurant
“Napier. A Napier destination. Famous for its doughnuts with the fillings supplied in syringes on the side for injecting. Also does delicious French inspired cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner”
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Farmers Market
“Sunday mornings until 8am to 12 noon. A large buzzing fresh produce market, grab a coffee, waffle or pizza, enjoy the music and vibe. During daylight savings its held outside, during winter held inside large hall and under grandstand - entry, drive in via Kennilworth Road. ”
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Candy Store
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“A beautiful old converted church, a great place to have lunch with delicious home made food ,and be tempted to shop their stunning imported homewares and furniture.”
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Bar
“Very cool back alley bar with delicious bar snacks, exceptional cocktails and the very best in craft beers. ”
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Establishment
“Also, a must to go on a lake tour, have a go at fishing for trout! and see the rock carvings. Drive to one of our lake bays for a picnic and swim with mountain views or just relax on the water front. Fantastic.”
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Restaurant
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“We love this spot for Taupo's best fine dinning experience. It usually has a great deal on a three course meal. The courses are not huge and over all its good value for money. We find its smart/casual so not too over the top.”
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Night Club
“It's simply the best restaurant/winery in Hawkes Bay for a very special evening out. Plus a lovely, curvy, scenic drive along the Tuki Tuki road out to the coastal setting.”
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