Hawke’s Bay is proud of its thriving artistic community & Maori cultural heritage. Explore museums, galleries & home studios, learn local legends, or participate in a creative workshop. Opera, comedy, high drama, jazz & art house cinema are regular features at Hawke’s Bay’s theatres.
Hawke’s Bay is recognised on the world stage for its award-winning wines and is situated on the east coast of the North Island.
One trivial fact is that the region has a hill with the longest place name in New Zealand, and the longest in the world according to the 2009 Guinness Book of Records.Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu is an unremarkable hill in southern Hawke’s Bay.