Attractions - The Beach Cottage - Napier


Hawke's Bay region is a premier wine producing area of New Zealand, known as 'Hawke's Bay Wine Country'.

With over eighty vineyards to choose from, you can enjoy The Mission Estate with its beautifully refurbished buildings and world class restaurant, or visit two of our newest wineries and restaurants - Craggy Range, an architectural delight, or Black Barn winery and restaurant set in the hills of Havelock North.

Reservations for the restaurants are essential for peak weekends.

A variety of guided wine tours are available for you to relax and enjoy.

Napier is unique for its Art Deco architecture, open boulevard style streets and many privately owned boutique shops.
The city has four supermarkets. Many fine restaurants and water front cafes offering a variety of cuisine options and prices.
On Sunday morning take a short 20 minute drive to Hastings and visit The Farmers Market selling fresh produce open from 8.30am - 12.30pm.

Shopping hours: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm. Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm.

Sports and Receration
There are five championship golf courses to choose from, including world famous Cape Kidnappers.

Water sports such as kayaking, optimist yachting, windsurfing, or chartered fishing tours, are just a few. Sky diving and hot air ballooning are available for the more adventurous, among you.

The Humber Street Lagoon area by Westshore Bridge only five minutes drive from the Beach Cottage offers a variety of hire options including cycling and water sport activities.

Our nearby Westshore Surf Club provides patrolled swimming areas and a delightful playground your children will enjoy.

Not to forget the fabulous walk and cycle way just metres from your door.

Event Weekends
For an exciting weekend in Hawke's Bay, choose one of the many popular events hosted by the region.

Wine Harvest:
The Wine Harvest Festival celebrates the wine industry with live entertainment and food at most of the major wineries. Church Road Winery's "Jazz in the Park" is legendary, as is the wine auction and a variety of day and night time festivities. Held the first weekend in February.

Mission Estate Concert:
Held on the slopes of the Mission vineyard, in a natural amphitheatre, the concert is often a sell-out to 20,000 people and more. Artists such as Rod Stewart and The Beach Boys have made this open air picnic, a fun, unique and memorable experience. Held on the 2nd or last weekend in February. Website:

Art Deco Weekend:
This occasion brings Napier and Hastings to life with what is described as "A Not Too Serious Event". There is a variety of open air jazz bands playing, dinners, vintage cars and people dressed in 1930's costumes and outfits, throughout the weekend. There are many outstanding events such as the Art Deco Ball, Progressive Dinner, or the free Gatsby picnic on Sunday, just to mention a few. Napier's architectural heritage is a result of the 1931 devastating earthquake and fire. This weekend is always the 3rd weekend in February. Website:

Have a great day visiting the National Aquarium of N.Z, Marineland, or Salty Rock indoor climbing wall.

Just 20 minutes from Napier is the city of Hastings, where you can have fun at Splash Planet, or climb Te Mata Peak and enjoy the fantastic panorama of Hawke's Bay.

More Informaiton:

The Beach Cottage | Napier | New Zealand

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"We had a superb time! Thank you so much. We weren't left wanting for anything! The home had everything and we were very very comfortable! Thanks again"

Andrea and Ben – Palmerston North. August 2012