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Nature & Wildlife

Walks – Central Hawke’s Bay – places to go

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Hastings, Hawkes Bay

Best time to go to Central Hawke’s Bay

Year round.


Staying in Napier, it’s recommended for visitors driving from Napier these walks are planned for the long daylight hours of summer.

Central Hawke’s Bay location map

Otatara pa, Pekapeka wetlands, Te Mata Peak, MARAETOTARA FALLS, A’Deans Bush, Tuki Tuki River.

Central Hawke’s Bay top sights – highlights

  • Places to go: Otatara Pa heritage pa (village) archeological site for its views, historic value and setting
  • Pekapeka Wetlands is a stunning place to visit for its prolific birdlife and interesting landscape
  • Extraordinary Blowhard Bush Reserve is a must-go destination for its karst like caves, scenery and wildlife
  • Maraetotara waterfalls, industrial heritage walk, swimming hole and proximity to Havelock North shops and cafes is a popular local favourite place to visit
  • Discover a new cycling pathway: Tuki Tuki shared walking / cycle trial in Central Hawke’s Bay, Waipukurau
Maraetotara falls with rock pools, New Zealand
Maraetotara falls with rock pools


Te Mata Regional Park Map, New Zealand Te Mata Regional Park Map


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