It’s Time for Spring Vacation Planning

Top 5 Springtime Activities in Hawke’s Bay

Well, it certainly has been an interesting winter and we say you deserve a break.

A Havelock North vacation is full of endless possibilities, to suit every type of traveller. With Spring now just around the corner, here is a guide of our team’s top 5 activities, to put on your Spring itinerary.

A Golf experience

Porters Boutique Hotel is centrally located to all the top Hawke’s Bay golf courses including Cape Kidnappers and Hastings Golf Club.

Spring provides perfect balmy weather for a round or two on the green. Whether you are an experienced player or one who simply dabbles, our courses are must-plays for all skill levels.

Check out the golf courses
knife throwing

Get ‘foxed.

Gather up your mates and plan a day you won’t forget. Let your heart rate and competitive spirit run high.

Outfoxed have a range of activities to suit everyone from the adventure junkie to the easy-does-it and the weekend warrior. With activities including clay target shooting, archery and knife throwing, plus a driving range and cricket, there’s plenty to do in a day at Outfoxed.

Located in Te Awanga overlooking Cape Kidnappers and the stunning Cape Coast, they reopen on the 1st September and are taking bookings now.


Fly Fishing with Grant Petherick

Something a little bit different to get you out of your comfort zone. Grant Petherick offers bespoke fly fishing and winery tours around Hawke’s Bay.

With over 30 rivers and streams, stocked with brown and rainbow trout, Hawke’s Bay is one of the most under-rated fishing areas in the North Island of New Zealand. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced angler, there is an opportunity for challenge and success in the many kilometres of uncrowded waters.

GP fishing

Explore the cycle trails

Hawke’s Bay is a very cycle-friendly destination, so no matter your interest (or need for speed), there’s a trail, track or path to suit everyone.

The Hawke’s Bay Trails boast 200km of flat, easy-riding trails throughout the region, connecting award-winning wineries, unique cafés, quaint country pubs and artisan outlets.

Our Friends at Takaro trails can collect you from the hotel and take you to your preferred trail or drop your bikes to you and you can start from our front door.


Stroll in paradise.

Waimarama Beach is one of the most sought-after coastal areas in the country.

Take a break and enjoy a stroll along the long stretches of golden sand at Waimarama beach. Waimarama is 20 minutes’ drive from Havelock North, past the spectacular Craggy Range winery. Some permanent residents live here, but overall Waimarama is a popular weekender and picnic venue.

Head down to Bellatinos Food Lovers Market to stock up on picnic goodies for your adventure.

All you need to know.
Waimarama Sunset View Bear Island (1 of 1)