Activities

Our Napier motel is a great location to enjoy your favourite leisure-time activities in Hawke’s Bay. Try something new and exciting. Whether you are on your own, with your family, or taking a break with a few friends, there is something for everyone.


Golf

Hawke’s Bay’s has some of the finest golf courses in New Zealand.  All our local golf courses have great facilities, beautiful tree lined courses and friendly staff.  And if you are golfing alone,  chances are that there will always be someone nearby for a little competition.

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Cape Kidnappers Golf Course – Image courtesy of www.capekidnappers.com

Cape Kidnappers Golf Course

The golf course measures 7,119 yards (6,510 meters) and will challenge golfers of all skill levels. Completed in 2004, this spectacular New Zealand golf course has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf.

 

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Maraenui Golf Course – Image courtesy of http://maraenuigolf.co.nz

Maraenui Golf Course

The golf course measures 6,125 metres. Although flat and easy to walk, the course offers tightly sculptured tree line fairways with creative green complexes and catered for all levels to enjoy. It is only 5 minutes’ drive from Napier City and 15 minutes from Hastings.

 

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Hastings Golf Course -Image courtesy of http://hastingsgolfclub.co.nz

Hastings Golf Course

This golf course is ranked amongst the top 10 club courses in New Zealand, with well built championship course conditions, set amid beautiful surroundings and it has been a venue for many major national tournament.

 

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Hawke’s Bay Golf Club – Image courtesy of http://hawkesbaygolfclub.co.nz

Hawke’s Bay Golf Club

Formerly known as the Flaxmere Golf Club. Their golf course is built on 142 acres of land at the end of Valentine Road, 10km from Hastings town centre.  It was opened in 1969 by an enthusiastic group of people who are not even golfers.

 

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Napier golf club – Image courtesy of http://napiergolf.co.nz

Napier Golf Club

One of the oldest Golf Club in Hawke’s Bay, having celebrated its opening in 1996. It has been the site of many New Zealand golf tournaments and had hosted the first ever New Zealand Open in 1907.


Water sports

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Mohaka Rafting

Mohaka Rafting offers guests an exciting day trip rafting experience. Come experience the untouched New Zealand back country with the best guides, equipment and food. The stunning Mohaka River gorge has the best rafting route New Zealand has to offer.

 

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Pandora Kayaks

At Pandora Kayaks specialize in providing high quality watersports. They have a fully stocked kayak shop offering the complete range of Ocean Kayak and Necky boats and an extensive range of recreational and specialist kayaking accessories.

 

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Dive HQ

Dive HQ is your first stop when it comes to SCUBA diving with conveniently located dive stores throughout New Zealand. They are also the leading dive retailer of diving, snorkeling and spearfishing products in New Zealand.


Horse Riding

Hawke’s Bay is the perfect place to explore on horseback. Catering from beginners to more experienced riders, horse riding in the Hawke’s Bay is a genuine kiwi experience. Explore rugged coastline, tussock hills and lush native forest on the backs of friendly, well-mannered horses. Horse riding options are available from a few hours or a few days.

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Boutique Horse Treks

Boutique exclusive horse treks are catered for 1 to 5 riders. Experience Hawke’s Bay beach, river and winery rides on well-mannered, well-trained horses where you will be using natural horsemanship techniques.

 

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Hawkes Bay Farmyard Zoo – Image courtesy of www.farmyardzoo.co.nz

Hawkes Bay Farmyard Zoo

Enjoy scenic views of Cape Kidnappers and vineyards. Riding through Clearview Winery and along the beach tracks to Hawkes Bay Farmyard Zoo. Riding along the sandy beach is dependent on the tide times.


Fishing

Hawke’s Bay fishing charters and popular fishing spots attract anglers of all levels of skill and experience. Fishing trips may include lakes, rivers, streams, saltwater fishing or big game fishing. Enjoy fishing at it’s best in one of the world’s great fishing countries.

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Rampant Charters

Graeme Bee is an experience fisherman and providing one of the best fishing charter services in Hawke’s bay. Activities includes Shark Encounters, Bottom Fishing and Evening cruises for up to 7 people as well as BBQ & Scuba Diving.

 

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Dooney Fly Fishing

John Dooney has been fishing since he was a kid riding around on a push bike in Hawke’s Bay. From small spring fed high country streams to large fast flowing rivers and still water fishing in the beautiful lake Tutira.

 

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Wild Trout Adventures

Wild Trout Adventures provides a great trout fishing experience for anglers of any level. They will take you to locations to get the ultimate satisfaction and thrill of sighting, hooking and landing a Rainbow or Brown Trout on a dry fly.


Popular Fishing Spots

Perfume Point - colonial lodge motel

Perfume Point – Image courtesy of http://napier.govt.nz

Perfume Point

Perfume point waterfront was known as the Town Spit in the early days of European settlement. You can see cruise ships sailing into Napier harbor. There are may great spots for surf casting as well as a small wharf extending further out into the sea.

 

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Tutaekuri River – Image courtesy of http://www.riverfishing.co.nz/

Tutaekuri River

The Tutaekuri catchment has motely rainbow trout but with some brown trout. Fish average around 1.5 kg though many fish in the 2-3 kg range, particularly in the upper reaches. There can be a good run of sea-run brown trout in the lower reaches some of which also reach impressive sizes.

 

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Tukituki River

The Tukituki catchment has mostly rainbow trout including some brown trout are also present. Fish average around 1.5 kg, with some fish up to 4 kg caught, especially in the lower reaches.


Beaches

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Westshore beach – Image courtesy of http://napier.govt.nz/

Westshore Beach

Westshore was already a popular seaside resort since the 1931 earthquake. Its a popular spot for yachting and boating activities. There are recreational activities in the beachfront which includes swimming, picnicking and sunbathing.

 

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Waimarama Beach

Waimarama Beach is one of the most sought-after coastal resorts in New Zealand. Waimarama is 45 minutes’ drive from Colonial Lodge, just past the spectacular Craggy Range winery and nearby mobile phone coverage and a general store and seaside cafe..

 

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Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach is the next beach along from Waimarama Beach and is a relatively undeveloped beach, its popular with surfers and families alike. Both Ocean and Waimarama beaches have summer holiday lifesavers on duty.

 

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Waipatiki Beach

Waipatiki Beach, situated 11km from SH2, is a picturesque settlement with native bush and a broad stretch of golden sand. Nearby are some beach picnic areas and toilets. Enjoy the beautiful native birds including tui, kereru and bellbirds.