Fly into the Hawke's Bay from elsewhere in New Zealand, arrive by road or even by sea. Many visitors hire rental cars to visit the abundance of wineries in the area, but tours are available too.

By Road

Driving to Hawke's Bay offers an enjoyable scenic route for clients.

Approx drive time and distances to other areas:




Approx Drive Time

Napier to Taupo



2 hours 30 mins

Napier to Gisborne



3 hours 25 mins

Napier to Rotorua



3 hours 50 mins

Napier to Wellington



4 hours 50 mins

Napier to Auckland



6 hours 35 mins


Your clients can get around the North Island by coach with InterCity Coachlines or a number of other suppliers

Driving Routes
The Pacific Coast Highway will lead clients from Auckland down the east coast and onto the Hawke’s Bay, although an overnight stop may be needed.

The Classic New Zealand Wine Trail lets clients drive through the Hawke's Bay wine region at their leisure, and also links up with other wine areas in Wairarapa and Marlborough.

The Thermal Explorer Highway is another option for clients to get from Auckland to the Hawke's Bay.  It also takes clients through Taupo, past the Huka Falls, Mount Ruapehu and Rotorua.

By Air

Hawke's Bay airport offers daily domestic flights only.

Airlines flying into Hawke's Bay include:
Air New Zealand

Approx flying time to other cities:


Approx Flying Time

Napier to Wellington

55 mins

Napier to Auckland

1 hour

Napier to Christchurch

2 hours – 3 hours

Getting to and from the airport
Hawke's Bay airport is approximately 10 minutes drive from Napier city centre and 20 minutes from Hastings city centre.

Clients can get a taxi or a shuttle bus to the cities.

By Sea

In the summer, Napier Port welcomes a number of cruise ships.  A shuttle also runs from the port to the city centre allowing visitors to explore the city.

Getting Around Hawke's Bay

Getting around the city and town centres is easy by foot, however hire cars are also available.

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