Hawke’s Bay

It took her a while to get there, but Vivienne Haldane discovers the walk to the lofty Bell Rock is more than just one of the many nature trails near Tutira in Hawke’s Bay.
Peter Janssen’s magnificent book, A New Zealander’s Guide to Touring Natural New Zealand, is structured geographically around itineraries – 22 in the North Island and 25 in the South – each of which takes in several sites within one area. He describes the sites’ natural beauty and lists a few good short walks or detours that show off the scenery at its best. In this extract, we cover the road trip around the East Cape and Poverty Bay
From soaking in hot springs to cycling adventures and adrenalin-fuelled rock sliding, there’s something for everyone in Gisborne
Jill Malcolm shares her latest adventures and experiences from the road. This time, she checks out the Urban Winery Bar and Restaurant in Napier.