Keep Fit In The Bay

Keep fit in Hawke’s Bay while you’re on holiday is easy. From free outdoor gyms and walking tracks to fitness classes and crossfit, Napier has it all. If you’re looking for a quick stress free option, pick one of Hawke’s Bay’s many walking or cycling tracks. With over 200km of track with many access points you … Read more

The History of Taradale

Taradale History | Colonial Lodge Motel

Taradale has a long and interesting history. Taradale was built on land owned by William Colenso, who leased it to Henry Alley. He named it “Taradale”, after the hill of Tara in County Meath, Ireland. While not confirmed, it is believed that he built the first house in the vicinity on Alley Place and Lowther Place. (Image … Read more

Dining in Taradale

Dining in Taradale | Colonial Lodge Motel

Whether you’re looking for fine dining, a great steak, or mouth-watering pub meal, Taradale has it all. If you’re after fine dining, look no further than Mission Estate Winery, their restaurant is renowned for their exquisite cuisine. Mission Estate Winery is nestled in the Taradale hills and is the oldest winery in New Zealand, with the … Read more