East Coast and the Volcanic Zone Sights

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Te Urewera National Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Te Urewera's outstanding feature is the glorious Lake Waikaremoana ("sea of rippling waters"), a forest-girded lake with good swimming,...

The Landing-Lake Tarawera

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

On Spencer Road, 2 km (1 mi) beyond the Buried Village, this clear, blue lake provides a number of water activities. Boats and kayaks...

Titirangi Domain

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This was the site of an extensive pā (fortified village), which can be traced back at least 24 Māori generations. It has excellent...

Trinity Hill

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Situated in the Gimblett Gravels region, this winery produces distinctive wines reflecting the character of the vineyard sites. They...

Vidal Wines

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Founded in 1905, this is one of Hawke's Bay's oldest boutique wineries and a producer of premium quality wines. Its restaurant is a popular...

WINGSPAN Birds of Prey Centre

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

A must-see for ornithology fans, WINGSPAN has a complex of 10 light and roomy aviaries where you can see native birds of prey. In Māori...


  • Geological Site

When Mt. Tarawera erupted in 1886, destroying Rotomahana's terraces, not all was lost. A volcanic valley emerged from the ashes, extending...


  • Geological Site

This is a freakish landscape of deep, sulfur-crusted pits, jade-color ponds, silica terraces, and a steaming lake edged with red algae...

Whakarewarewa (fa-ka-ree-wa-ree-wa)

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Whaka, as the locals call it, is the most accessible of the area's thermal spots. It's closest to town, but it's also the most varied,...

Wool World at Clifton Station

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Capture the rustic aura of life on the farm in an original 1890s woolshed. View century-old equipment, learn the history of wool in Hawke's...