Just under 5 hours from Auckland, under 4 from Wellington, approximately 2.5hr from Rotorua and 1.45hrs from Taupo this stunning region is described as the “Food And Wine capital of New Zealand” the “Art Deco Capital of The World” and recently the “Wedding Capital of New Zealand”
Devastated by a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake in 1931 and still considered the most tragic disaster in New Zealand. With the 261 lives this quake took it also gave back 2230 hectares (5575 acres) of land when after 2 minutes of shaking the Napier area tilted upwards, a maximum of 7 feet (just over 2 metres).
After the quake Napier was rebuilt and today Napier boasts the largest concentration of buildings in the styles of the 1930s: Art Deco, Spanish Mission and Stripped Classical in the world.
Hawke’s Bay is also known around the world for its stunning food and wine. With over 100 vineyards and 80 wineries, many with cellar doors and restaurants producing over 80 percent of the countries Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah grapes. You won’t have to look far to find a world class high quality red wine. Hawke’s Bays warm climate and fertile soils also produce New Zealand’s richest and most complex Chardonnays. The wines that come from Hawke’s Bay are recognised around the world and embraced by international and local restaurants who generally source local produce to match and the results speak for themselves.
Every year thousands of people choose Hawke’s Bay as their wedding destination. The huge selection of venues to choose from is the envy of every other region. From Art Deco Buildings and Country Homesteads with world class gardens to vineyards and wineries as old as the industry in New Zealand itself (Mission Estate, New Zealand's oldest winery). For the budget conscious you have miles of beaches and marquee locations where nine chances are you will have the amazing Hawke’s Bay weather shine down on your special day. You really are spoilt for choice.
Whether you are visiting Hawke’s Bay for weddings, work or play; the weather, food, wines, history, venues, beaches and scenery will leave you speechless. So let us take your transport worries away by contacting Nimon and Sons for a no obligation quote or discussion with one of our experienced staff.