Central Hawke’s Bay


By land – Driving to Central Hawke’s Bay is a breeze from anywhere. From the north/west, it’s 90mins from Taupo (SH5). From the East, a three-hour drive from Gisborne (SH2). From the South, it’s a three-hour drive from Wellington through the Wairarapa (SH2).

By Air – By plane, just 30mins south of Hastings, Central Hawke’s Bay is located within 1 hour’s drive of Hawke’s Bay Airport and 1 ½ hours from Palmerston North Airport. Air New Zealand operates daily flights from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and other smaller airlines fly from Blenheim, New Plymouth and Nelson (via Palmerston North). 


Accommodation options include historic homesteads, motels, stunning lodges, two camping grounds and one private Holiday Park offering camping and self-contained accommodation, as well as several private accommodation options and beach holiday homes.

Book your accommodation now for Spirited Women, 30th September to 2nd October 2022

Extend your stay and enjoy Central Hawke’s Bay!

Destination & activities

Central Hawke’s Bay runs from Pukehou in the North to Takapau in the South, and spans from the Ruahine Ranges to the Pacific Coast with our six stunning beaches. Central Hawke’s Bay is well known for its’ impressive natural landscapes, beaches, fishing and diving, golf, cycling, and bush walks.

It is no wonder it was chosen to deliver the Seventh annual North Island Spirited Women – All Women’s Adventure Race.

To discover more about this amazing destination, visit their website