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Hastings activities close to Apple Motor Inn

Activities – Hastings and Hawke's Bay Region

At the heart of Hawke's Bay, Hastings is the ideal base for exploring all that the region has to offer, from markets, art trails, vineyards and shopping to some of the country's most beautiful bike trails, walking tracks and white-sand beaches.

Splash Planet

Splash Planet

Whether you want thrills or chills, Splash Planet has pools, slides and rides for everyone. Chill out in heated pools or keep your cool on the Sky Castle Screamer. (Please note Splash Planet closes during the winter months.) 3km from Apple Motor Inn.

4WD half-day guided tour

See Cape Kidnappers with Gannet Safaris Overland

Hop on a 4WD half-day guided tour and traverse our beautiful coastline, riverbeds, rolling pastures and native bush, before taking in breathtaking, panoramic views and experiencing the exhilarating sight and sound of 20,000 gannets at Cape Kidnappers.

Farmers' Markets

Enjoy Homegrown at Hawke's Bay Farmers' Markets

The Bay Cities have it covered when it comes to showcasing Hawke's Bay region's honest-to-goodness, homegrown produce. Everything is fresh-as and local-as and our markets are New Zealand loud and proud. Try Napier Urban Food at Clive Square on Saturday morning (22km from Apple Motor Inn) and Hastings Farmers' Market at Showgrounds Hawke's Bay on Sunday morning (3.5km from Apple Motor Inn).

Vidal Estate

Sip and Dine at Vidal Estate

Enjoy the classic style and elegant surrounds of the Vidal Estate. Enjoy dinner at New Zealand's first ever winery restaurant, the iconic Vidal Estate Winery Restaurant, or taste and buy wine directly from the cellar door. The land here is rich with history, with the winery sitting on the original site purchased by pioneer winemaker Anthony Joseph Vidal in 1905. 2km from Apple Motor Inn.

Ngatarawa winery

Experience lifetimes told in wine at Ngatarawa Wines

Be sure to visit the historic racing stables housing the boutique Ngatarawa winery and sample their internationally acclaimed chardonnay and merlot. Take in the beautiful lily pond and immerse yourself in the rich heritage of lifetimes told in wine. 10km from Apple Motor Inn.

On Yer Bike Winery Tours

Get On Yer Bike

Opt for a cruiser, mountain bike, or tandem and join On Yer Bike Winery Tours for a freewheeling day riding through charming olive groves, horse studs, orchards and farmland in the Bridge Pa Triangle, visiting vineyards en route, tasting some of the finest wines and platters in the wonderful Hawke's Bay region, or opt for al fresco and dig into our locally sown and grown produce. 13km from Apple Motor Inn.

golf courses

Golf and Relaxation

Try our 2 night Golf excursion package with complimentary continental breakfasts. Play 2 great courses from a choice of three, green fees included, for $85 per person per night.
Subject to availability.

Te Mata PeakHawkes Bay's Te Mata Peak

Te Mata Peak

Te Mata Peak is one of the most loved and visited places in the Hawkes Bay. It covers 99 hectares of stunning landscapes and over 30km of walking tracks to explore. Te Mata Peak offers visitors stunning and varied scenery, unique topography, geology, history, flora and fauna and a wide range of outdoor activities.