Hawke’s Bay

We rolled out of Gisborne towards Wairoa just as great dollops of rain began to cover the windscreen. Despite the washout to follow, our course was set, not down the usual route, but through Tiniroto along the old stock route referred to locally as the ‘inland’ road.
In my own country not all roads are frontiers. Of all the spectacular drives in New Zealand one of my favourites is still the route from Taupo to Napier, and I’ve been travelling this way since I was 10 years old.
Hit the road and head to beautiful Hawke’s Bay, where you can drink scrumptious wine in the sun and enjoy some of the finest dining in New Zealand. Things to see and do in Napier and Hastings and the surrounding area.
Vivienne Haldane suggests that you will soak up a lot more than the health-giving minerals when you go for a dip at Morere Hot Springs.