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Napier Hawkes Bay New Zealand
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Hawkes Bay is synonymous with high sunshine hours, fine wine, produce, and heritage architecture. The regional capital of Napier is set on the shores of the sweeping bay that runs from Cape Kidnappers to the Mahia Peninsula.

Hit by a devastating earthquake in 1931 the towns of Napier and Hastings were both rebuilt in the contemporary styles of the day, Art Deco and Spanish Renaissance. Heritage tours are available with guides or as self guided trails that will take you to the architectural highlights.

Cape Kidnappers features the world's largest, most accessible Gannet nesting colony. You can take an overland safari, helicopter safari or guided walk through the spectacular scenery of Cape Kidnappers Station.

For the golfing enthusiast there is the Cape Kidnappers Golf Course rated by Golf Digest Magazine 2007 as the 10th Best Golf Course outside the United States. Cape Kidnappers is set on a 6,000-acre sheep and cattle farm, which encompasses land said to be reminiscent of Montana but the coastal boundary is an 800 foot drop into the Pacific.

Hawkes Bay is the birthplace of New Zealand wine production with the Mission Vineyard being founded by the Catholic Society of Mary in 1851 and Te Mata Estate being the oldest winery still in production. The growing conditions favor the late maturing grape such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling but all varieties are well represented throughout the region and amongst award winning labels. Wine tasting and cultural tours are available from Napier.

Accommodation

Napier
Cape Kidnappers Lodge
Luxury Lodge
The Lodge is set atop 6,000 rolling acres of pasture land, which on its coastal boundary, plunges 800 feet into the sea. The cluster of lodge buildings are a combination of stone and weathered wood, the buildings combine rustic materials with comfortable up-to-date furniture, creating the feeling of being in a fine and welcoming home.
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Napier
Cape Kidnappers Lodge Owners Cottage
Luxury Lodge
Ideal for a family or group of friends travelling together. 4 deluxe bedrooms with fireplaces, large bathrooms, walk-in closets, mini-bars and private balconies Large living room with stone fireplace, open kitchen and dining area 2 small sitting rooms with fireplaces, TVs and comfortable seating Entrance foyer, powder room, stone terrace and outdoor jacuzzi The cottage can be rented as a 2 bedroom or 4 bedroom house
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Napier
Te Pania Scenic Hotel Napier
Hotel
Styled to complement its remarkable location on the edge of the beautiful Hawke's Bay, the Scenic Hotel Te Pania boasts design awards for its style and offers an unmatched level of service. The hotelís slender curved form echoes the shape of the bay, and guests enjoy sweeping views out over the water. A fresh, contemporary style hotel, Scenic Hotel Te Pania is just a short stroll from Napierís main art deco style street.
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Activities

Napier
Cape Kidnappers Golf Course

Cape Kidnappers Golf Course was designed by legendary golf architect Tom Doak, the par 71 golf course measures 7,119 yards (6,510 meters) and will challenge golfers of all skill levels. Completed in 2004, Cape Kidnappers has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf and is ranked amongst the best golf courses in the world by Golf Magazine.
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Holidays

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16 day self drive holiday New Zealand North and South Islands

16 day New Zealand itinerary showcasing the best of scenic diversity and experiences, starts in Auckland and includes Rotorua, the Hawkes Bay wineries, Art Deco Napier, Wellington, cruise between the islands and Abel Tasman National Park before heading down the West Coast via the glaciers to Queenstown, Milford Sound, Mount Cook and finishing in Christchurch. Great scenic diversity islands, mountains, volcanic wonders, alpine passes, glaciers and fiords, stunning scenic drives. Quality time in key city and village locations, culture and adventure. Enjoy activities and experiences to really get an appreciation of the best of New Zealand
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New Zealand
22 day self drive holiday New Zealand North and South Islands

The New Zealand holiday for visitors wanting the get the very most out of their three weeks holiday in New Zealand, great scenic diversity islands, mountains, volcanic wonders, alpine passes, glaciers and fiords, stunning scenic drives. With quality time in key city and village locations, culture and adventure, food and wine. Enjoy activities and experiences to really get an appreciation of the best of New Zealand.
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New Zealand
12 Day New Zealand Luxury Lodges Holiday

A luxury holiday offering three distinct New Zealand locations chosen for their scenic diversity. This holiday offers relaxation plus the opportunity for as much or as little activity and adventure as you want. Golf, wine, hiking, fishing, art, fine food and wine or adventure, let us know your aspirations and we will put it all together for you. Accommodation is at New Zealand Luxury lodges, exclusive accommodation in unique environments, you can be assured of the very best cuisine and our finest wines, relax and retreat from the everyday world, be discretely Hosted by those in the pursuit of excellence.
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