Hastings: a heck of a lot of happiness!
The Hawke’s Bay region is home to some major districts all fascinating and worth a visit. There are two neighbouring cities, however, which are a little bit different: Hastings and Napier.
Hastings is about eighteen kilometres inland of Napier; these two are known as the ‘Twin Cities’. Combined they are the two biggest urban areas in Hawke’s Bay and together they form some of the most interesting, eclectic and productive districts around.
Nick-named ‘The fruit bowl of New Zealand’ due to the perfect growing conditions (another reason to visit if you enjoy gorgeous weather!) Hastings is also well established as the agricultural hub of Hawke’s Bay.
Fruit orchards, vineyards, boutique and artisan food production have created a diverse (and tasty) opportunity for visitors to indulge appetites not only for quality eating and drinking but also for exploring.